Future of QR Codes is BRIGHT – thanks to SET

April 29, 2010

Tokyo based creative agency SET specializes in unique marketing solutions that combine design and technology.

For the cover of their May issue , Dutch design magazine BRIGHT commissioned SET to produce a special designer QR code.

The code was given a camouflage aesthetic to match the feel of the message that the QR leads to, specifically the magazine’s website with a specially created URL which reads “Make code not war”.

The BRIGHT code is the first designer code to be seen in Holland and it is also the first time that a designer code has graced the cover of a magazine.

Adrian Grey, a spokesman for SET said:
“We are very excited to see our designer codes on a front cover, especially since the magazine is one as respected as BRIGHT. We hope that this highlights the power that our branded codes have over traditional black & white ones. Our design team continues to push the boundaries of what is possible and the BRIGHT code represents the first in a new direction.”

For more information contact:
Greg McMaster, Creative Planner, SET
tel :: 81-80-5096-1066
mail :: greg@setjapan.com

web: http://www.setjapan.com


SET Promotes QRchitecture With FRISK

February 8, 2010

SET’s design team was given a years supply of FRISK mints (well….500) and this is what they came up with. After revolutionizing the way in which QR codes are used with the “designer” code, SET is now promoting the use of “built” codes made from real objects. These codes offer brands a unique opportunity to incorporate them into outdoor stunts and events, allowing the consumer to truly interact with the code in fun and exciting ways.

Check out the link to our youtube channel where you can see a video showing the creation of the FRISK code.

SET Partners Up With Insqribe

October 10, 2009

insqribe+setVery pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Insqribe, the Australian mobile marketing firm specializing in real-time proximity marketing.

Aligning Insqribe’s technical skills with the creative flair of the SET designers has made what we think is a pretty unbeatable team. We’re looking forward to collaborating on projects in the very near future and collectively helping to shape the QR landscape down under.

Download the press release here.

Marc Jacobs QR Code

June 28, 2009

SET produce designer QR Code for Marc Jacobs Japan.


Tokyo based creative agency SET specializes in unique marketing solutions that combine design and technology.

SET has released a new designer QR code produced for MARC BY MARC JACOBS, the diffusion line of world-renowned fashion designer Marc Jacobs. Their latest ground-breaking code was hand-drawn to match the feel of the campaign featuring the brand’s mascot Miss Marc and will be used to generate traffic to the soon-to-be-released MARC BY MARC JACOBS mobile website.

Mark Oxley, a spokesman for SET said:

“Traditional black and white codes can be found everywhere in Japan but they are no longer surprising. To promote their new mobile site Marc Jacobs Japan wanted something special that would be more in line with the brand’s image. Our pioneering work in designer QR codes made us the obvious choice to make this happen. The client is thrilled with the results and look forward to seeing how the consumer responds”.

The website launches on July 1st and is viewable only on Japanese mobile phones.  For more info contact: Greg McMaster, Creative Planner, SET on 81-80-5096-1066 greg@setjapan.com, hello@setjapan.com
SET web: www.setjapan.com

The possibilities for QR are truly Global

March 3, 2009

Check out this article on the Guardian website, quite interesting.

Only in Japan…for now

February 26, 2009

Check out this flagship store which sells nothing…video from Martin Lindstrom for adage.com


Tokyo VJ unit ‘Cotton’

February 20, 2009

Tokyo VJ unit ‘Cotton’ pose for SET photographer. One half is Weiden & Kennedy designer Mark Okon, check out some of his stuff here :