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Andy Molholt Makes QR Codes Out of Legos

July 18, 2012


First off, LOOOVE this idea!!

Honestly, I didn’t even know this was possible, but it works… And where does the QR code take you? To Andy’s band, Laser Background‘s, app where you can listen to their music, check out their new video, and follow them on Twitter.

I know what you’re saying, this isn’t art for art’s sake. But honestly, what street artist is doing street art strictly for the sake of art? Everyone’s trying to promote something. And the true value, as I see it, is in taking risks, and finding an original voice, no matter what the medium.

Why Legos, you ask? Well, as it turns out, Andy takes a lot of inspiration from his early childhood. He even describes his band’s sound as “psychedelic pop from deep-space childhood.” And it’s not just Legos. One of Laser Background’s songs even uses a pretty familiar Nintendo tune.

Laser Background will be releasing their EP this Thursday (7/19) at Kung Fu Necktie, and Andy plans to continue the Lego QR codes around the city and on tour with his band.

Siiiiiide note: the woman in the first photograph’s name was Maryanne, and she was sweet as hell, asking us all about the installation and then about Andy’s band… The shirt she’s wearing has a photo of her older brother on it, who recently passed away and who’s birthday it happened to be yesterday. So sad. Just wanted to give her a shout out.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. epoh permalink
    July 18, 2012 11:56 am

    Oh, hey! More hipster scum making street art! What a surprise!

    • July 18, 2012 12:21 pm

      cool e-poo. how do you express yourself?

    • July 18, 2012 12:23 pm

      yo e-poo, you are on a philadephia street art blog!

      • epoh permalink
        July 18, 2012 12:28 pm

        I pour buckets of paint on cop cars.

    • kaitprivitera permalink
      July 18, 2012 2:41 pm

      Andy Molholt is one of the sweetest, most genuine people. A person who visits a blog and leaves negative comments about something they don’t know anything about, is scum. I think it’s a brilliant idea.

      • July 18, 2012 3:25 pm

        True stories… Seriously. And aside from all that, I don’t want Philly to be a place where people are afraid to take risks. We should support each other. Not tear each other down. That’s what this blog is all about anyway. Supporting creative people who do interesting things in Philly.

      • epoh permalink
        July 18, 2012 4:01 pm

        Okay, okay. It’s was a great idea. BUT IS STYLE PISSES ME OFF.

  2. Casey Weisdock permalink
    July 19, 2012 2:27 am

    Ever hear don’t judge a book by it’s cover? Putting someone down because of the way they dress or look is shallow, immature and petty. Andy Moholt is one of the most open, creative and humble people I know. Take your negativity to someone who cares. Which I’m sure is no one.

  3. Casey Weisdock permalink
    July 19, 2012 2:28 am



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