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Review of the Year 2013

Review of the Year: It's our favourite things of the year!

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We know what you’ve all been waiting for – our top five Things! Right? Right?!! Things is the weekly feature where we take all of the most exciting stuff that we get sent throughout the year and share it with you, like a mouthpiece for the under-represented artists and designers masquerading as a rowdy show-off. Without further ado, then, here’s our favourites of the year.

Put a Egg On It: Issue #7

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    Put a Egg On It: Issue #7

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    Put a Egg On It: Issue #7

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Put a Egg On It #7

In a land over-populated with fancy pants foodie mags and carefully photographed dishes, Put a Egg On It stormed in with its green cover, kicked up a storm with some top-notch content both editorial and visual, and then left again leaving us confused about what had just happened. That’s until the next issue, though. This is a food zine unlike any other.
www.putaeggonit.com

Victory Journal: Summer 2013

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    Victory Journal: Summer 2013

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Doubleday & Cartwright: Victory Journal: Summer 2013

We bloody love Victory Journal so we were very pleasantly surprised when one of the team popped into the studio to say hello and drop off a copy of their Summer issue earlier on this year. They never fail to impress with incredible photoshoots and off-the-beaten-track topics, and this feature on an abandoned swimming pool in the Catskills is one of the most interesting of the year.
www.victoryjournal.com

Lasse Dearman: Split Second Feeling

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    Lasse Dearman: Split Second Feeling

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    Lasse Dearman: Split Second Feeling

Lasse Dearman: Split Second Feeling

We’re huge fans of Dutch photographer Lasse Dearman’s intriguing abstractions of youth, grime and everyday beauty, and his view of photography as tool for adventure is perfectly captured in his Split Second Feeling photo zine. Don’tcha reckon?
www.lassedearman.tumblr.com

David Bhalla: Bookmarkers: #1

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    David Bhalla: Bookmarkers: #1

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    David Bhalla: Bookmarkers: #1

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    David Bhalla: Bookmarkers: #1

David Bhalla: Bookmarkers: #1

Set up by second year Kingston student David Bhalla, he went to his university’s library looking specifically for books that have been bookmarked and collated the most interesting finds into Bookmarkers, adding his thoughts alongside. David’s enthusiasm for learning new information and the reasons behind choosing each bookmark makes this a fascinating read.
www.davidbhalla.co.uk

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    Here we are, the bloody top ten. Before you ask, yes, the Sushi Cats made it. Phew! It’s an unexpected top ten, but nevertheless an incredibly powerful one. These are the guys that you clicked on so much that they beat every single other post on It’s Nice That into the most read work of the year. Popular/best, tomato/tomato. You get the picture.

  2. List

    Here at It’s Nice That, 2013 saw us solidify our commitment to audio visual content with the launch of our brand new site First Broadcast. With bespoke video content, audio interviews, our weekly podcast Studio Audience, plus talks from our events, it’s a good place to lose yourself for a while engaging with some all-singing-all-dancing curated creativity (Disclaimer: No actual singing or dancing included). Here’s a look at some of the highlights…

  3. List

    Teenage years might be little more than a series of impassioned hobbies, angry Nirvana anthems and clumsy snogs to some, but the penultimate instalment of our top 100 means more than that to us. It’s packed full of art and design greatness! We’re like the advent calendar that you get to enjoy ten chocolate reindeer at a time! Without further ado, then, here are ten more metaphorical cardboard doors for you to rip off, you lucky sons of guns…

  4. Wildcards-list

    I had no idea I’d written quite so many posts over the last seven months, so trying to choose five of my favourite was something like placing a small child in the toy section at the Argos warehouse and telling them they would only have five things, and they couldn’t even have a look through the catalogue before choosing. Still, you asked for it, so here they are, in all of their flowery, miniature pastel-coloured glory.

  5. 30-21-list

    This is where things get really bloody serious. The hallowed top 30 (is that even a thing?) is where the real cream of the cream (or creme de la creme to coin a new phrase that borrows from French) hang out. What delights are in store in this treasure trove of creative excellence? Who knows. Read on before I mix any more metaphors.

  6. Exhibitions-list

    Trying to summarise the best of this year’s exhibitions is such a tall order that we’re really only prepared to do it once. We’ve already had a crack in this year’s Annual, so if you’d like to see what we really reckoned then you know where you can get your hands on one. Instead, here’s a bunch of brilliant shows that probably didn’t get the attention they deserved in Time Out and the papers and that. Enjoy them, they’re lovely.

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    Next year I turn 30, a milestone I am ignoring while all around seem hellbent on reminding me. So it is with some personal resonance that we come to the 30s, 10 posts ranging from naughty bags to not one but two Wes Anderson videos. So eyes down, and get ready to marvel at another selection of creative belters…

  8. Wildcards-list

    While Rob will use his wildcard post to turn the year into a witty personal creative narrative and Liv will undoubtedly dazzle you with her eclectic tastes, I just want to use this opportunity to bore you all to death with a bunch of comics that have made my year. Half of you probably think comics are a load of old toss, but I’ve got carte blanche to do what I want in this post, and what I want to do is force a hard-line agenda of graphic novels on the lot of you, like a Kim Jong-Un of comic art. Don’t forget to smile and clap in all the appropriate places…

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    Everyone loves the middle. Middle of a meal (main course), middle of a film (happy montage) and middle of a relationship (you’re not annoying each other yet). Welcome to the middle of our countdown of the best articles of 2013 and, like every other middle, it’s full of blissful joy and happiness. Read on, dear reader, read on….

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    Arguably the most exciting creative projects of 2013 can’t be pinned down to just one frame, so we’ve allowed them to overflow into a Review of the Year post all of their own, compiling some of the very best film, animation and moving image clips of the year. Where else would you find puppets pleasuring themselves, a crazy glimpse into the future by the Layzell Brothers (say no more) and a guide to tricky social situations narrated by Jason Schwartzman? As we thought! You need us.

  11. 60-list

    I’ve heard great things from people claiming that your fifties are the best years of your life. I’m not quite there yet, but I fully intend to fill mine with copious holidays, throwing fabulous parties and flicking my silver hair over one shoulder while swigging champagne by the bottle. In celebration of that glorious vision, here are OUR fifties, from our yearly review of the top 100 posts of 2013, and my are they good. Read on…

  12. Publications-list

    It’s been a big year for independent publishing; either it was dying a terrible death or giving birth to incredible new titles, falling under the pressure of a global financial crisis or turning into another industry that’s somehow managed to survive. The only thing that was clear was that nobody understood what the hell was going on –especially so-called experts – and so we all had to just grit our teeth and hope that people would buy our magazines. To celebrate the sort-of-survival of ink on paper here’s some of our favourite titles to spring up anew or weather the storm of 2013.

  13. 70-61

    In human ageing 61-70 are the years in which everyone you know who’s younger decides that you’ve peaked physically and mentally, meaning they speak slowly and loudly whenever they address you, ensure you’ve got a cushion at all times lest your brittle bones fracture from sitting on any hard surfaces and dismiss everything you say due to your imminent senility. So let’s hear it for these ageing has-beens. We still think they’re terrific, just remember to speak up and try to indulge their stories about the war.