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Posted by Liv Siddall,

“I don’t look upon this like it’s the end, I look upon it like it’s moving on you know. It’s almost like my work here’s done. I can’t imagine Jesus going ‘Oh, I’ve told a few people in Bethlehem I’m the son of God, can I just stay here with Mum and Dad now?’ No. You gotta move on. You gotta spread the word. You gotta go to Nazareth, please. And that’s, very much like… me. My world does not end within these four walls, Slough’s a big place. And when I’ve finished with Slough, there’s Reading, Aldershot, Bracknell, you know I’ve got to-Didcott, Yately. You know. My-Winersh, Taplow. Because I am my own boss, I can-Burfield. I can wake up one morning and go ‘Ooh, I don’t feel like working today, can I just stay in bed?’ ‘Ooh, don’t know, better ask the boss.’ ‘David can I stay in bed all day?’ ‘Yes you can David.’ Both me, that’s not me in bed with another bloke called David.”

- David Brent, 2002

6 shammy leathers and a five-pack of coat hangers of the week

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    Those eyes. Buscemi you slay me.

6. Cliff, are you okay?

Because your body says “let’s party!” but your eyes say “I’m dead.” Thank you internet.

5. Fancy a snoop inside Michel Gondry’s house?

That’s not what this film is about, but it’s pretty cool to see where the magic happens. No, not that magic!

4. YES! Beyonce releases a whole album and 17 music videos in one go. NBD.

All praise the Queen Bey. I genuinely don’t see how you could find fault with this powerful woman.

3. Portraits of chimps up close.

THEY LOOK LIKE OLD MEN AND IT’S FREAKY. Nice one James Mollison.

2. Alex Chinneck’s turned a house upside down

That is sooooo Alex Chinneck. So great though.

1. Annnnd let’s round off the week with fashion. Here’s Meadham Kirchoff.

It’s just so weird and magic. They totally did the V&A proud.

The It's Nice That Friday Mixtape

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We’re going to keep celebrating the launch of the Winter issue of Printed Pages until we’re vomiting sand, so you’d better get used to it. At least in this celebration you get the added treat of music, sweet music. For this issue we commissioned It’s Nice That Graduate and all-round talented, magical man Edward Monaghan to create a visual mixtape for us. He selected five of his favourite songs and set about illustrating each one with spectacular results.

We’ve handed over the task of curating Friday’s online mixtape to him this week, so close your eyes, light the patchouli candle, take your shoes off and hand over your brain to the ghost of Syd Barrett. Edward’s about to open up your mind. Enjoy!

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    This week’s Things

It’s a bloody sexy one for you this – asterisks, semi naked men, actually naked men jumping into pools and ladies that are ostensibly even more naked than the men are having a ball of a time clad in lycra, latex and cunnilingus namecheck. Corrrrr.

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    Victory Journal: Fall 2013, Blood and Asphalt

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    Victory Journal: Fall 2013, Blood and Asphalt

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    Victory Journal: Fall 2013, Blood and Asphalt

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    Victory Journal: Fall 2013, Blood and Asphalt

Victory Journal: Fall 2013, Blood and Asphalt

The new issue of the ever-impressive sports publication Victory Journal reached us this week and a doff of the cap to Doubleday & Cartwright for surpassing their own high standards yet again. There’s a great photo essay documenting a brutal Ultimate Fighting Championship bout, some sumptuous Formula One watercolour illustrations and a great look at Brooklyn’s street sport scene in the 1970s. Splendid.
www.victoryjournal.com

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    We Are Dorothy: Tea Towel

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    We Are Dorothy: Tea Towel

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    We Are Dorothy: Tea Towel

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    We Are Dorothy: Tea Towel

We Are Dorothy: Tea Towel

And the award for the best named typeface of 2014 goes to… Manchester-based studio Dorothy for Nathan Barley! The cult classic TV show which lampooned hipsters with such panache lends its name to this font which adorns this ace sweary tea towel. Dry up, be angry and remember why reggae and cunnilingus shouldn’t mix (only makes sense if you’ve seen Nathan Barley but still sound advice).
www.wearedorothy.com

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    Tissue Magazine: No. 4

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    Tissue Magazine: No. 4

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    Tissue Magazine: No. 4

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    Tissue Magazine: No. 4

Tissue Magazine: No. 4

There are few things that can be said about the super sexy naked party that is Tissue magazine, so we’ll settle for this; it’s potentially the first naughty magazine that features almost as many penises as it does boobs (praise the lord! Something approaching equality!) and it includes photoshoots about "The Ol’ Sheet-With-a-Hole Game and a sausage party in a pool. In any case, any magazine whose Editor-in-Chief signs off the editor’s letter with a cock drawing is probably going to be fine with us.
www.tissuemagazine.com

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    Jayde Perkin: I’d Rather Not Talk About My Day at Work (Thanks) and print

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    Jayde Perkin: Print

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    Jayde Perkin: I’d Rather Not Talk About My Day at Work (Thanks)

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    Jayde Perkin: I’d Rather Not Talk About My Day at Work (Thanks)

Jayde Perkin: I’d Rather Not Talk About My Day at Work (Thanks) and print

If illustrator Jayde Perkins’ little zine, I’d Rather Not Talk About My Day at Work (Thanks) is a testament to all the little stresses of everyday life, then her print “Are You Happy?” is one to a place utterly free of them. Her style is super charming and full of promise, and we can’t wait to see what she gets up to next!
www.jaydeperkin.com

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    Christopher Nunn: Kalush, Part One

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    Christopher Nunn: Kalush, Part One

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    Christopher Nunn: Kalush, Part One

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    Christopher Nunn: Kalush, Part One

Christopher Nunn: Kalush Part One

Yorkshire-based photographer Christopher Nunn has put together the very lovely photo-journal Kalush, a series taken in Ukraine over the course of this year. The images are beautiful, all wild dogs and sludgy grey urban scenes with vast expanses of white. You can see more from him here!
www.christophernunn.co.uk

The Weekender

Instagram Comment of the Week

Well, it’s not a Tweet, it’s a very passionate Instagram comment. But as it’s Friday, let’s just go with it.

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Paul Rudd and Jason Segal are best fwends

And this video’s here to prove it. So funnt. “Nooo! Gideon! Noooo!”

Weird Japanese music video of the week

I think it’s about crayons! Fun.

Flappy tarpaulin does a funny

No, really!

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    Bye!

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She is also a regular guest and sometime host on our Studio Audience podcast.

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