QR CODE PROJECT « DREAM VANNES »
Vannes, a city located in Morbihan in Brittany, is launching a call for project relating to the design of a QR code. It’s opened to all artists and designers worldwide.
A world premier in France in June 2011 : the first QR code design exhibition was presented at the” Palais des Arts” in the city of Vannes by the artist agent Corinne Jaillais in partnership with Qr Dress Code.
“International stars” of this technology – French, American and Japanese – were invited, via the blog www.qrdresscode.com, to imagine, create and distort QR codes based on the theme of “Paris, dance and elegance”. The exhibition entitled “Paris fait son show” has since embarked on a worldwide tour, including Washington and Barcelona, and will soon go to Paris and Japan.
Today’s challenge is to create a digital canvas, which will be used as an element of urban design that can be scanned with a smart phone and connected to the city’s mobile website. Vannes is one of the first French cities in the Great West to have launched a smart phone application on its website!
Creation of a personalized QR Code linked to the mobile website of the city of Vannes.
(http://www.mairie-vannes.mobi). URL to be absolutly associated with the code design for a direct access to the mobile site of Vannes : http://v-qr.fr
The code must be compatible with the Bookbéo, Mobiletag and I-nigma applications installed in the following smart phone operating systems: IOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows mobilene (or two or three) theme to choose from the following list:
● The sea
● The ermine (animal emblem of the city of Vannes)
● The Gwenn ha du (Brittany’s flag)
This code will be edited in Vannes and shown on a digital canvas of about 50 m² on the Château de l’Hermine in Vannes
One project will be selected by a jury composed of the city’s service representatives: Deputy Mayor in charge of Communications and Digital Development, Deputy Mayor for Culture, Head of cultural affairs, Head of Communication and Events, together with Corinne JAILLAIS and QR Dress Code.
2 versions of the project are required:
1 « light » version: for broadcast on web media
Format : PDF
Size : 60 x 60 cm
Maximum weight : 25 Mo
Colour mode : RGB (red. green.blue)
Definition : 75 DPI
1 « print » version: for the work to be edited
Format : vertorized PDF
Size : 175 x 175 cm
Maximum weight : delivery on CD
Colour mode : CMYB (in French: CMJN)
Definition : 250 DPI
This Code will be scanned at a distance of 40 meters…The size will be optimum
All parameters listed above must imperatively be respected.
The finalist will be informed of the jury’s decision at the latest 15 days after the panel meeting. Part of the finalists’ source file will have to be provided for impression tests. All submissions will be presented in a specific edition the city of Vannes’ various printed and electronic forms of communication, as well as in the press or on-line on specific websites. The city of Vannes wishes to keep the exclusivity of this project. Therefore, the participating artists must refrain from posting or publishing their submissions before completion of the project.
April 5th 2012: Call for the QR Code design project on www.qrdresscode.com
May 25th 2012: Deadline for project submissions
May 30th 2012 : Selection of the finalist by the jury
Early July 2012: Display of the selected work for at least 3 weeks
The selected designer will receive an award of € 1,000. in the form of royalties, in exchange for the transfer of all copyrights to the city of Vannes. In addition to this award, the city of Vannes will finance the production of the work (print and web) as well as the development and communications related to the project.
Deadline for sending your submission:
Applications should be sent no later than May 25th 2012 to the following address:
For any further information, please contact:
Corinne JAILLAIS, artist agent, email@example.com
CDs will be mailed to the following address:
MAIRIE DE VANNES
DIRECTION DE LA COMMUNICATION ET DE L’EVENEMENTIEL
Contact projet QR Code Design: Corinne JAILLAIS
24 rue Richemont 56 000 VANNES
MORBIHAN – BRETAGNE – FRANCE
Artists, Designers……….Work on your Codes !
Source: www.qrdresscode.com ( Use Google Chrome to translate - excellent blog)
and email PDF from Corinne Jaillais: QR Code Project – Vannes- France -2012.PDF
Here is my first attempt: