News in Pictures

1 The Art of Batman Begins was released last week by Titan Books, designed by graphic designer Mike Essl.

2 Digital consultancies Agency Republic, AKQA and Glue London have collaborated to produce www.g8rally.com, a site that encourages people to support the Make Poverty History rally, set to take place at next week’s G8 Summit in Edinburgh.

3 Kugel has designed the identity for Who Runs Your World?, a forthcoming series of programmes from BBC World Service and BBC World. The group has been retained to design the World Service annual report.

4 Shoe designer Tracey Neuls is unveiling her first shop at 29 Marylebone Lane, London this week. Finnish illustrator Erica Akerlund has produced a series of illustrations for the launch.

5 Station 55, the new album by techno artist Cristian Vogel, is released on Nova Mute on 4 July. Art direction, illustration and design for the album are by Red Design.

6 London’s Transport Museum has commissioned six limited edition posters to support the city’s Olympic bid. Easy Tiger Creative (design pictured), Lumsden Design Partnership and Brian Grimwood each designed two posters, on sale in the museum shop until the winning city is announced on 6 July.

7 Ring designed by Lucy Parry, part of the Central St Martins College of Art and Design Jewellery Degree Show, taking place on 20 June at Southampton Row, London.

8 Phil Cleaver and James Cartledge of Et Al have designed Japonisme, a book by Lionel Lambourne examining the cultural crossover between the West and Japan. The book is published by Phaidon Press next month.

9 Visit Britain’s new look exhibition stand, developed in consultation with Visit Scotland, Visit London, Wales Tourist Board and Visit Britain’s England marketing department.

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