Mashable's 15 beautiful and creative QR codes(Mashable)

In the same way that bar codes don't have to be boring, quick response codes can also be creative. Thanks to a 30% tolerance in readability, you can have some real fun with clever designs. Besides looking good, this can also make them more successful.

"Designer QR codes are not only a way to make your 2D barcode stand out, but they also add a more human element to the otherwise cold and techie appearance," says Patrick Donnelly, QR code designer and expert. "This could be the difference between someone scanning your code or not."

Our friends at Mashable collected 15 brilliant designs created for a range of businesses from big names such as Disney, little names such as local restaurants and even conceptual ideas. Click through to see five of their picks before heading over to mashable.com for the full list.

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