Microsoft is set to begin sales of its Zune digital media player in the US next month, in a bid to rival Apple Computer’s iPod and iTunes products. The 30GB music and video player will cost $250 (£134), though a date and price for UK distribution have yet to be announced. It is understood to have been designed in-house by Microsoft in Redmond, Washington and comes in brown, black or white, with a three-inch LCD screen that can be swung into landscape or portrait positions.
The Guardian Media Group’s Sunday paper, The Observer, has launched a biannual, print design magazine, which looks to bridge the gap between consumer and specialist publications.
Online art shop RoomFifty has worked with studio Intoart, commissioning four disabled creatives to design prints that are being sold for £20 each.
Protests against climate change and ecological destruction are currently taking place across the world – we speak to graphic designer, Clive Russell, about how the eco group has used creativity
Samsung says its Space Monitor has been designed to address the customer desire for more deskspace by offering an elegant solution, which allows the product to blend into its environment.