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Channel 4 digital offshoot E4 this week relaunches its music channel idents, with a new look devised by Mr & Mrs Smith Design.

1 Channel 4 digital offshoot E4 this week relaunches its music channel idents, with a new look devised by Mr & Mrs Smith Design.

2 A new exhibition at Tate Britain – Modern Painters: The Camden Town Group – looks at the work of painters including Spencer Gore, Robert Bevan, Charles Ginner and Walter Sickert. Alan Farlie at RFK Architects designed the build, lighting and colour scheme for the show, while Scott Williams of A2 Design created the wall panels, captions, entrance graphic and leaflet. The exhibition runs until 5 May

3 Galleria Post Design in Milan commissioned South African eco-furniture designer Ryan Frank to create a piece – Zig, pictured – to be exhibited at the gallery during and after the Milan furniture fair in April. The modular display and storage system is made from bamboo.

4 Penguin will re-issue a series of eight Sherlock Holmes novels by Arthur Conan Doyle with fresh jacket designs on 6 March. Illustrator Despotica (aka Michael Topping) and series designer Coralie Bickford-Smith have created the gothic-style covers.


 5 Loughborough University student Musa Butt has won the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Young Designer Silversmith Award 2008 for her jug design, pictured.

6 Dorling Kindersley will publish restoration specialist and architect Ptolemy Dean’s first volume of personal drawings and sketches on 10 March. The cover for Britain’s Buildings, Places and Spaces has been designed by Vicky Read and Vanessa Hamilton, with art direction by Peter Luff.

7 Manchester City Football Club launches its 2008/09 season card campaign this week, with an identity and branding by Manchester consultancy Mark Studio. The campaign aims to reflect the club’s ‘new-found optimism’ under the management of Sven Goran Eriksson.

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