QArt Codes

There’s a different way to put pictures in QR codes. Instead of scribbling on redundant pieces and relying on error correction to preserve the meaning, we can engineer the encoded values to create the picture in a code with no inherent errors […]

This post explains the math behind making codes like these, which I call QArt codes. I have published the Go programs that generated these codes at and created a web site for creating these codes.

research!rsc: QArt Codes.

Even though nowadays everyone seems to hate QR Codes, this is just completely brilliant. Not necessarily in a useful way, but still completely brilliant.