Topic: QR Codes

Tattoo Studio's Brilliant Help-Wanted Ad Makes Applicants Carefully Fill In a QR Code It takes a steady hand

Once in a blue moon, an ad using a QR code somehow manages not to suck. We had the Guinness QR cup. There was also the shadow-activated QR code from…

March 4, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

Taco Bell Whips Up QR Codes From Lemons and Avocados Print ads tout new Cantina Bell menu

Taco Bell has just launched a new Cantina Bell menu, partnering with chef Lorena Garcia to create gourmet-inspired bowls and burritos featuring new ingredients for Taco Bell (including whole black…

July 9, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

Welsh Village Covers Itself in QR Codes, Linked to Wikipedia, in Tourism Effort Residents and businesses go to town

We recently considered the heretofore blasphemous notion that QR codes are not, in all instances, a complete waste of time. Here's more evidence that they can sometimes be interesting and…

May 21, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

Guinness QR Cup Reveals Scannable Code When Full Another reason to choose the black stuff

QR codes have been exhibiting an uncharacteristic characteristic lately—they've been not sucking as much. We had the Korean retailer's 3-D sunlight-activated QR code, which was scannable only at lunch, when…

May 17, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

Shadow-Activated QR Code Actually Useful and Cool Retailer's sign scannable only at lunch

For all the talk of mobile-marketing tech, there remains a pretty wide gap between the potential and the practicality of QR codes. That's why it's nice to see this case…

May 1, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

Facebook Paints Giant, Useless QR Code on Roof of Headquarters Scanning it opens fan page on site

Painting enormous QR codes that are scannable from the air is something of a rite of passage for tech nerds—sort of like tagging a railway overpass in your hometown when…

March 26, 2012, 11:08 AM EDT

The World's Largest QR Code (aka the World's Biggest Waste of Time) Skanz is a big believer in the technology

To the dismay of art directors and aesthetes everywhere, QR codes seem to be gaining steam. Now, Skanz, a tech startup that links personalized scannable bar codes to a user's…

October 13, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

Trash-Can Ads Get High Tech on L.A. Beaches

Commune with the waves and dolphins, sure. Isn't that why people flock to the beach? But start a dialogue with 500 trash cans in the Santa Monica sand? A new…

June 16, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT