It seems a mural sponsored by the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, as a deterrent to graffiti, wound up attracting a little instead. But someone came up with an interesting temporary fix for the defacement.
A tipster named Jason informed street-art site Wooster Collective that a giant QR code had been placed over the offending, spray-painted tag.
And when passersby scan the code with their smartphones, they're served up an image of the original, undamaged mural, along with information about its origins.
That's a nice idea. But in describing the fix as "temporary" a few paragraphs … Read more