”Certainly one of the most eye-catching out of the over 50 national pavilions at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale is the one representing Russia. Dubbed “easily the most popular pavilion in the Giardini” by World Architects, Russia’s pavilion shocks its visitors as every surface inside of it is covered in QR codes. Visitors are encouraged to enter the innovation city called Skolkovo and use iPads to decode the concept for the actual Skolkovo, which is Russia’s futuristic city-in-planning (their equivalent of a Silicon Valley) which will be located near Moscow.”
The New Zealand brewing company Yeastie Boys has created QR Coded open source beer! They provide the recipe for their Digital IPA via a QR Code label on the bottle. Digital IPA is an India Pale Ale that features five QR Codes on the metallic blue label. The five QR Codes link to different web pages including Facebook and Twitter accounts but one of the QR Codes resolves to the full recipe of the beer, which may make Digital IPA the world’s first commercial open source beer.
New Zealand brewing company Yeastie Boys received a gold medal for their label design. They were awarded gold for their open source Digital IPA in the Packaging Class at the Sutton Group Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards held August 2012.
Christchurch design company Deflux worked on the label for Digital IPA – a beer named after a 1978 song by post punk band Joy Division – after the Yeastie Boys mentioned they wanted to make the recipe open source.
India’s Largest QR Code devloped for WYSIWYG Conference by Yuva, E-Cell, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies.
The 24th of July was a historic day for a dedicated team of young undergraduate business students, when the Limca Book of Records certified their QR code as the largest in the country, located within the campus of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. The 1200 sq ft QR Code is scannable (decodes to http://wysiwygconference.in/), and was painted by the team members. This is the team that is organising WYSIWYG – a conference with a difference. WYSIWYG an acronym for What You See Is What You Get, is a conference being organised by YUVA, The Entrepreneurship-Cell of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies on 7th October at Westin, Gurgaon.
St Astier is a structural repair specialist covering the North of England. The have added QR codes to their web pages, but only when the webpage is printed!
Phil Brown; “Its not really innovative – more assistive – but following a great article in .net magazine, we’re using QR codes on individual blog posts. Only visible when printed or print previewed, they provide a convenient means for those who receive or generate printed material from our site to link back to the original post. Very easy to implement through Google’s Chart API. Try it from our latest post – http://www.st-astier.co.uk/blog/making-work-placements-work”
Seattle, WA based Jones Soda is supporting Jessica Riggs, Mrs. Washington 2012. They created a personalized soda and label with her photo and a QR Code. Jessica’s soda was created for her Mrs. America Pageant gift basket she will give to her 50 sash sisters in Tucson, AZ on August 29th. While on her summer Pacific Northwest “health and wellness” press tour, the mother of two is also giving her interactive digital bottles to journalists.
The QR Code was created through the Microsoft TAG site and currently links to Mrs. Washington’s “About Me” landing page: http://about.me/jriggs.
Jones Soda has a program where anyone can design their own custom label! Make your own QR Code soft drink, Check it out here: http://www.jonessoda.com/code/