lol, the world is a supermarket!
Yeah maybe, as a symbol, the QR code doesn't exactly serve as an icon for the "new social technology" nature of our revolution. (I briefly wondered if it might have that kind of effect.)
But, the website the QR code refers to doesn't have to be nycga.org... it could be a 'They Live' glasses-on style shock-propaganda diatribe against the systemic categorizing, cataloging, commoditizing monetizing of everything within our field of vision - reducible to a brief scan of the "tag" dangling from our necks...
I'm not advocating one design or the other. If we go with the code, why not center it and put another text along the left vertical border, something like "FOR THE PEOPLE" or some other statement of intent? Doesn't have to be all "official" - we all know the NYPD won't regard us as anything other than trouble, anyways.
1.75 cents from Todd
On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Lauri Faggioni <email@example.com>
Thanks again for these Vince.
Yeah I don't like that code thing. I don't want anyone scanning me like a piece of produce.
I will not be able to attend tomorrows meeting but will be around later on in the day.
Based on the suggested revisions/alterations stated at this mornings meeting, this is the new draft.
1)I first would like to say, in my opinion, i think the addition of a QR code to the badge isnt such a good idea,
its a design element that really cannot be placed properly on the badge without a drastic layout and change of existing elements
2) are people really going to be getting that close to stop and request to scan a code with their mobile phones on an ID badge that is going to be worn around your neck while we are out in the field just to get back to the website?
3) 1 of the "PRESS" design elements were removed, the one at the bottom in the black tile, i couldnt think of any other information to put in there so i put the website (any other suggestions??). I left the red "PRESS" element that is written sideways on the right side of the card because it is one of the key elements in shaping the design of Press Pass #1 which the majority chose.
Based on that, new draft is attached, let me know what you guys think
The revision is the first picture and the 1st draft is the 2nd picture
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