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Dundee communications consultancy Avian has designed a huge inflatable cow for Edinburgh visitor centre Our Dynamic Earth. It will take part in this year’s Cow Parade in the city, running from 15 May to 23 July.

Vario has designed the packaging for Thai Manicure, an extension of the range of salon beauty products from Salon System launching this week.

BMW has unveiled its latest concept car, the concept coupé Mille Miglia, overseen by group design director Chris Bangle.

The latest Yo! Sushi restaurant opened in Bluewater shopping centre in Kent last week, designed by Nottingham consultancy Philip Watts Design.

A2Z & More Signs is a collection of alphabets, emblems, logos, signs and letters drawn from Modernist books and magazines, including the work of photographer and painter László Moholy-Nagy and artist Piet Mondrian. Designed by author Julian Rothenstein, the book will be published by Thames & Hudson on 29 May.

Yamaha’s forthcoming N-100 digital piano is designed by David Keech, former product designer at the company’s Product Design Laboratory in Japan. The key challenge, says Keech, was the development of the keyboard cover, which flips 180 degrees to sit flush against the body.

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia reopens tomorrow, following a £10m refurbishment. Branding, signage and graphics are by Steers McGillan and interiors and architecture are designed by Foster & Partners.

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