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Posted by Alex Moshakis,

England made it and now face Germany in the knockout stages, again. Tension is building, nationwide, but the game’s not until Sunday afternoon, which means there’s a good day and a half to rifle through this week’s Things before kick-off…

12IN12 D&AD, Craig Oldham

In the third incarnation of 12IN12, Craig Oldham offers some extremely valuable pieces of advice to the “thousands of design graduates looking for that elusive first job.” We get a lot of newspapers through the post, but this one’s different. It’s yellow, and the content’s more than worth a look.
www.craigoldham.co.uk
www.dandad

Human Billboard Room Service Magazine

You can buy people on the internet. Or, more specifically, you can pay money to have whatever you like hand-drawn onto their skin. A forehead, for example, costs as little as $3.75. A beer-belly is more, but, then again, it’s bigger. Room Service Magazine bought as many body parts they could find on ebay, and dedicated their first issue to the results.
www.callroomservice.com

The Mays Varsity Publications

Do Oxbridge students read the Twilight series? Probably, although I doubt they admit it, at least not without irony. Do they themselves create literary fiction, poetry and visual essays fit for publication? They do, a lot of them. And are those stories / poems / photographs collated (impeccably) within The Mays? They are.
www.themays.varsity.co.uk

Science Poems OK Do, Åh

It’s difficult to know exactly what’s going on here, because there’s so much to take in, all of it insanely interesting. Here is some stuff from the preface: “The Science Poems book and exhibition approach science from an artistic perspective, reflecting on psychological and philosophical thoughts without necessarily considering conventional constraints or scientific objectives.” Excellent.
www.ok-do.eu
www.ah-studio.com

Gym Class Magazine #06

Gym Class has published its 6th issue. Content from The Magazine Fanboy Issue includes an admiration of Julianne Moore, a breakdown of “cool” things to do in Berlin, and a profile of Penny Martin, editor in chief of The Gentlewoman. It’s also worth noting that the magazine has upgraded, and is now printed on a stock so shiny you can fix your hair in it.
www.gymclassmagazine.com

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Posted by Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.

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