handmade QR codes
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dec 15, 2011
handmade QR codes


‘the curiosity project’ and handmade QR codes by lauren manning and camile wei-hsin lin

the work of lauren manning and camile wei-hsin lin, recent graduates of pratt‘s masters in communication design,
‘the curiosity project’ bridges the fields of print and digital media with a series of handcrafted QR codes.
crafted into posters hung around new york city, each QR code linked to a blog post on the ‘curiosity project’ site,
offering interesting videos, photos, songs, or other media.

the QR codes themselves were assembled from a range of small objects: hershey kisses, magnets, post-its,
and other materials. manning printed or projected a digitally generated QR code and arranged hundreds
of individual pieces in order to recreate the shape faithfully enough to function when scanned by smartphones
and other devices.


posters with QR codes composed of wrapped (left) and unwrapped (right) hershey kiss candies

current students in pratt’s graduate program in communications and package design
will exhibit the best of this semester’s work on thursday, december 15th, and friday, december 16th,
from 3:00 – 6:00PM EST during the institute’s winter 2011 exhibition.


poster, hand-drawn QR code


poster, QR code composed of magnets


QR code composed of post-it notes


process of creating the post-it note QR code


sketch


process of creating the hershey kiss QR codes



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