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The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman by Franklyn, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Visual identity and four-volume catalogue for The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman by Brooklyn based graphic design studio Franklyn

The late A. Alfred Taubman was an American real estate billionaire, philanthropist and former owner and chairman of Sotheby’s, who had built a significant art collection, valued at around $500 million, that included works by Raphael, Kandinsky and Picasso, amongst many others.

Following Taubman’s death this year, and with the hope of restoring his image after a price-fixing conviction in 2002, Sotheby’s held a private auction of his collection. To mark this event New York based graphic design studio Franklyn created a visual identity system that draws attention to the high-profile nature of the artists and the artwork for sale, and would share some of the personal aesthetic sensitivities of their former owner. The project went on to include monogram, signage and brochure 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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