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Simon Pengelly by Spin, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Business cards for British furniture and product design business Simon Pengelly by Spin

Pengelly Design is a British furniture and product design studio, founded by Simon Pengelly in 1993, that embraces a material and process led approach to problem-solving, and an aesthetic that has a lightness, simplicity and timelessness. Since its foundation, the studio has gone on to secure and complete a variety of national and international furniture, transport and product design projects in collaboration with businesses and manufacturers such as Lapalma, Habitat and Modus, Virgin Atlantic and Joseph Joseph.

Simon Pengelly’s new graphic identity, created by UK based graphic design studio Spin and based around a symbol of vertical and consistently weighted strokes, draws its inspiration from the profile of one of Simon’s chairs, constructed from plywood, and set within the context of an earthy, urban and vivid colour palette of brown, grey and bright orange boards. The project included stationery, box tape, business cards and website design.

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Redscout by Franklyn, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Illustrative business cards designed by Franklyn for international strategy, design and innovation agency Redscout

Redscout is an international strategy, design and innovation agency with 55+ employees and offices in both the US and the UK. It is dedicated to what it describes as creating new prosperous futures for ambitious businesses through brand positioning and portfolio architecture, providing identity, product and packaging design services, and offering consumer, cultural and category insight. Redscout recently worked with design studio Franklyn to help develop its own public image—moving it away from a behind-the-scenes business to business company— with a new visual identity treatment that included extensive illustration, logotype, business card and stationery design.

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