My New Interactive QR Mural

Over the last few weeks I have been creating an 8’x8′ (2.6mx2.6m) QR code mural on the 1200 block of Masonic Ave. next to where I live. Today I finished it and it works! The code will take you to a page on this blog where I have already loaded 200+ historical images of the Haight Ashbury with links to various other sites that have additional copyrighted images.

I generated the QR code at this site, a QR code generator that was a gift to the Internet community by Andreas Haerter and Andreas Wolf.

Here are the stages of the mural’s creation:

The metal wall I built to keep people from climbing the fence

The metal wall I built to keep people from climbing the fence

Sanded and painted black

Sanded and painted black

I'd done a collage here last year

I’d done a collage here last year

Pristine work surface

Pristine work surface

Off white base coat

Off white base coat

Only in SF are Wet Paint signs so multilingual

Only in SF are Wet Paint signs so multilingual

My technique for making chalk lines using magnets from a microwave

My technique for making chalk lines using magnets from a microwave

The QR (Quick Response) code, created from a QR generator site

The QR (Quick Response) code, created from a QR generator site

The only single sheet of graph paper I could find is brown with ¼

The only single sheet of graph paper I could find is brown with ¼” squares

The transcribed code held up by my muse

The transcribed code held up by my muse

I learned that the background doesn't need to be white so I created this

I learned that the background doesn’t need to be white so I created this

I wanted something that was easily identifiable behind the code

I wanted something that was easily identifiable behind the code

The artist after adding the grid

The artist after adding the grid

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The code against the background

The code against the background

Starting the grid

Starting the grid

Excited by the work

Excited by the work

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I was eager to begin but it rained on two consecutive days off

I was eager to begin but it rained on two consecutive days off

23 22 21 20 25 26

Finally able to mark the squares to be painted black

Finally able to mark the squares to be painted black

Despite my double and triple checks I still made numerous mistakes in my marking

Despite my double and triple checks I still made numerous mistakes in my marking

After two days, about 4 hours of paintying

After two days, about 4 hours of paintying

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3 days, about 7 hours

3 days, about 7 hours

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A last 2-3 hours. I was very nervous, I had no way of knowing whether it would scan before I finished

A last 2-3 hours. I was very nervous, I had no way of knowing whether it would scan before I finished

And if it didn't I would have no way of figuring what was wrong.

And if it didn’t I would have no way of figuring what was wrong.

Only when I was sure it would scan did I add this. I'll replace it with an artist's statement that explains how to get and use a QR scanner on a phone. I will also be washing off or painting over the blue chalk lines and covering the surface with a few coats of urethane.

Only when I was sure it would scan did I add this. I’ll replace it with an artist’s statement that explains how to get and use a QR scanner on a phone.
I will also be washing off or painting over the blue chalk lines and covering the surface with a few coats of urethane.

Only when I was sure it would scan did I add this. I'll replace it with an artist's statement that explains how to get and use a QR scanner on a phone. I will also be washing off or painting over the blue chalk lines and covering the surface with a few coats of urethane.

Only when I was sure it would scan did I add this. I’ll replace it with an artist’s statement that explains how to get and use a QR scanner on a phone.
I will also be washing off or painting over the blue chalk lines and covering the surface with a few coats of urethane.

About Stan Flouride

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5 Responses to My New Interactive QR Mural

  1. ted falconi says:

    stan, nice job..

    Like

  2. Carol says:

    Soooooooooooooooo cool, Stan!!

    Like

  3. michael shiloh says:

    Great concept and beautifully executed! You are a true artist sir!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. cwoverfi says:

    Your finest work to date. .

    Like

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