Painted QR Code Shows the Beauty Behind the Trend [VIDEO]

Samantha Murphy
June 5, 2012

Yiying Lu -- the Australian-based artist famous for creating the iconic Twitter whale logo -- has released a video of her latest art project, painting QR codes into plant life.

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Called "Beautiful Traps," Lu uses mostly watercolors to incorporate QR codes into paintings of women wearing hats that feature carnivorous plants.

The QR codes, which are functional and can be scanned by a mobile device, look stunning in her latest collection.

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Lu isn't new to the QR code space. In fact, last year she worked QR codes into illustrations of famous people in the fashion world fashion.

Lu's newly released time-lapse video shows her vision and process at work for "Beautiful Traps." Check out the clip below and let us know what you think of incorporating QR codes into artwork in the comments. What's the most stunning QR code you've seen?

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1. Ayara Thai Cuisine

Designed by Paperlinks, a charming elephant drawing adds a dash of Asia to this LA restaurant's QR code.

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