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


Watch out! SET is Contagious

December 16, 2009

SET woke up this morning to hear that our campaign work with Louis Vuitton had been selected as one of prestigious UK magazine Contagious’ “most contagious things that happened in 2009”. We feel very privileged to have been recognized for our pioneering work in designer codes and we’re all smiling. Click the picture to go to what is a very interesting read. We are featured on page 37.


SET, WIRED UP !

November 25, 2009

SET’s creative team, give Wired the SET QR experience !

SET Japan is the company behind the much-loved Louis Vuitton/Murakami code, and their work has transformed QR codes from boring black-and-white blocks to things of beauty. “Our design team saw the black-and-white codes as an insult to the brands that were experimenting with them,” McMaster says. “So they set about redesigning them.”

They were also unimpressed by Wired’s attempt to generate a QR code, and so decided to design us a better one, sending over three options: one with a rat in a maze, one that took our Pacman idea and improved on it, and one with red balls dropping out of the code. “The designers looked at Wired’s aesthetic and came up with these,” says McMaster. “We wanted to give you a couple of things that matched the cutting-edge nature of Wired, something that people hadn’t seen before.”

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2009-10/01/select-wired’s-personalised-qr-code.aspx?p=2


Louis Vuitton choose SET Japan for latest QR marketing push

April 17, 2009

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SET was asked by Louis Vuitton to provide them with a creative QR code in line with a new animation created for them by renowned artist, Takeshi Murakami. The one above was chosen from a final shortlist of options and will be on visual display from next month.

SET Creates Unique Mobile Bar Code for Louis

Vuitton / Murakami Tie-up

PRESS RELEASE:

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

SET has announced a new collaboration with fashion house Louis Vuitton designing a QR (Quick Response) code.

The QR code is an extension of the continuing partnership between Louis Vuitton and famed Japanese animator Takashi Murakami who in 2008 made Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list, the only visual artist included.

The QR code will:

• generate traffic to the Louis Vuitton mobile website

• create buzz about the collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Murakami

• demonstrate the possibilities of designer QR codes

• raise awareness of the potential role of QR codes in marketing

Adrian Grey, President of SET, said:

“Intertwining design with technological innovation allows us to satisfy client objectives and delight consumers. We believe this code will help create a shift from the standard black and white codes that blight the landscape. Creativity, design and technology, tend to move in different directions but at SET we feel linking them together will bring about a new era of innovation, giving designers the chance to lend their creative skills to technology projects. We are very excited to be at the forefront of such cutting-edge technology”.

The QR code was launched April 10th. For further information, contact:

Greg McMaster, Creative Planner, SET on 81-80-5096 1066 greg@setjapan.com, hello@setjapan.comSET K.K. World Udagawa Building 6F Udagawa-cho 36-6 Shibuya-ku

Tokyo-to, Japan 150-0042 http://www.setjapan.com

Date: 2009年4月14日