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Channel Four is to launch its new music TV channel, 4music, this month, with branding and screen identities by Envy.

1 Channel Four is to launch its new music TV channel, 4music, this month, with branding and screen identities by Envy.

2 Designers League, by David Soberoy and Xu Guiyang, showcases the work of 20 contemporary design luminaries. It is published by Southbank Publishing, priced £30.

3 Samsung’s design team has launched the South Korean manufacturer’s flagship mobile for the first half of 2008. The Soul is a lightweight slider phone designed for style-conscious, technology savvy users.

4 Social innovations design consultancy Bold Creative has crafted an animation, Faith in the City, for local east London youth groups and Tower Hamlets Partnership, to aid social cohesion in the community.

5 The work of French graffiti artist Blek Le Rat is celebrated in a forthcoming book, Getting Through Walls, by his wife Sybille Prou and King Adz. It is published by Thames & Hudson, priced £11.95. There is an accompanying exhibition of his work at The Black Rat Gallery, London EC2 from 9 May.

6 The Nancy Victor Gallery in London’s Charlotte Street, W1is exhibiting the first solo show of work by artist and designer LX One. Curated by graffiti artist Remi/Rough, it includes ten pieces of machine-cut photomontaged letter shapes. When viewed from a distance, the shapes make up images – the largest depicts an eye and is entitled ‘You should close your eyes in order to see it’. The exhibition runs until 9 May.

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