QR Codes:Bringing Commercial Potential to Street-based Art
Attempting to dissuade street artists from ripping up their works to exhibit in galleries, multimedia art group C6 and Bristol-based art co-operative Steal From Work have found an innovative way to make street-based works commercially available. The Street Art Dealer project links artworks to websites using QR codes. When viewing an outdoor piece art enthusiasts need only scan the accompanying QR Code to gain detailed artwork information straight from their cell phone. The group also make use of Geo-tagging technology to create street art guides with Google Maps.