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Design consultancy Fibre and British designer Sam Buxton have been commissioned by creative communications company Fish Can Sing to create a new media kit for Motorola’s forthcoming SLVR mobile phone, which will be available before spring 2006. Buxton has designed the Mikroman and Fibre has designed the accompanying media kit.

Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite, the new Paul Arden book published by Penguin, is designed by the author.

Spanish-based communications agency Vasava Artworks has designed the front cover of Fifty (pictured), a book launched to celebrate the 50th birthday of Diesel founder Renzo Russo. The book,

published by Die Gesalten Furlag, is written by British author Mark Tungate and is available in shops this month.

An exhibition entitled Shed 2: Utopian Sheds will be displaying work by more than 50 illustrators and designers, including Association of Illustration award-winners Simon Pemberton and Geoff Grandfield, as well as DW art director Ivan Cottrell. The works will be displayed inside two sheds as a celebration of handmade creativity. The exhibition will be running from 13 to 31 January at the Visual Communication Gallery in the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.

Sony’s in-house design team has developed and created ‘nav-u’ (pictured), a new personal navigation system, which will be available to buy in stores from 15 January.

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