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1. Property developer Land Securities has this week unveiled a hoarding which takes the form of a giant light switch, created by Hat Trick Design, for its Piccadilly Lights development in London.

2.  An exhibition of artwork from the Booktrust’s Best New Illustrators competition will run from 17 April to 3 May at The Illustration Cupboard in London SW1. The ten-strong shortlist includes work by Emily Gravett, Oliver Jeffers and Catherine Rayner (pictured).

3. The Aeris bicycle, created by Factory Design, uses a Volvo-developed material called Hybrix. According to its designers, this material ‘is lighter than aluminium, but has the strength of stainless steel’. Manufacturer Hope Technology is supporting the prototype.

4. Studio Thomson is relaunching fashion brand Pringle of Scotland’s golf range. The consultancy has art directed the autumn/winter collection brochure, which features photography by David Goldman.

5. Yamaha Design Studio London and Yamaha Design Laboratory will exhibit seven keyboard prototypes and two of their latest electronic pianos at the Milan furniture fair, based on a ‘key’ theme .

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