QR codes are the new barcodes, and they have gotten popular rather quickly. From QR codes in tombstones to QR code tattoos – I thought we’d seen them all. Apparently, I was wrong. I just discovered a really cool wooden QR code sculpture, which says a lot about its creator, German artist Elena Belmann. ((Elena Belmann’s blog))
Forget about your usual 2D black and white QR code. Why would you want that when you can have a 3D structure made of wood?
Seen from the top, this wooden QR code sculpture resembles the QR code as we mainly know it today. It does look more 2D than 3D at first glance, I suppose.
I think that this photo gives the best visual experience, though.
With the lighting incorporated, the wooden 3D sculpture takes on an other-wordly cast.
In case you are wondering if this wooden QR code sculpture gives you any information just like traditional QR codes do, I should tell you that I did try to scan it. After a few minutes of being patient, I gave up. Given the shading all over the place – even for the image taken from the top – I really shouldn’t have expected anything else.
Still, in spite of the fact that the sculpture does not contain any information, it is one worthy concept, don’t you think?