QR or Quick Response Code is a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone. QR codes are huge in Japan and across the East, and are slowly beginning to become commonplace in the West as well.

Also known as mobile tagging, the user points his/her phone at a QR code and opens a barcode reader app which works in conjunction with the phone’s camera. The reader interprets the code, which typically contains a call to action such as link to view a video, web page, or download an application. The phone’s owner can choose to act upon the call to action or click cancel and ignore the invitation.

So how do you invite a user to scan your QR Code? One way could be being creative in your approach. Have a look at these Innovative QR Code Designs, one of which might inspire you to come up with something similar for your business or project!



Now if only facebook were to add some feature that would allow users to auto-generate similar codes for their profiles. Wouldn’t that be wonderful!

LEGO Bricks

Lego Bricks

That has got to be the first 3D QR Code that I have come across. With 3D printing technology improving by leaps and bounds, don’t be surprised if these QR Code styles become the norm.

Help Japan Now

Help Japan Now

Recently I talked of how important it is to get your typography correct, simple reason being that it helps convey the true feeling of a message (particularly a banner or a poster). Well, this QR Code here does the very same, but without words spoken.

TIME Magazine


This collection of TIME covers by SET stretch creativity to its limits. Absolutely brilliant!

P. Diddy

P Diddy

If the blue in this graphic runs deep, then the green of my envy runs deeper. Time to order something similar for myself!

Like these designs? I sure do. Here are some more that are definitely worth admiring. Click to view full size.

QR Code Designs

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