Here at It’s Nice That we showcase an awful lot of what we consider to be the most interesting and exciting design around, but we’re aware that design is about much more than pure aesthetic pleasure. That’s why we jumped at the chance to partner with What Design Can Do, the two-day Amsterdam conference that focusses on the sheer power of our profession, “to change, improve, renew, inspire, involve, shock, move, disrupt, help or solve.”
Like us the conference organisers are not only interested in certain sections of the design world, and the breadth that we hold so dear is represented in their thrillingly multi-disciplinary line-up which ranges from architecture to graphic design, technology to food.
The highlights of this year’s international line-up include Twitter’s head of design Mike Kruzeniski, Fantastic Man publishers Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers, Indian architect Rahul Mehrotra and It’s Nice That favourites Nicolas Roope and Hellcar and Lewis.
What Design Can Do runs on May 16 and 17 in Amsterdam and It’s Nice That readers can get a 10% discount on tickets. Follow this link and use the code BP6195.
- Photographer Maxwell Conrad Granger shows the goofy beauty of youth
- Serpentine appoints Francis Kéré to build "tree-inspired" 2017 pavilion
- Director Nick Roney on taking The Lemon Twigs to his grandparents’ house
- Designer Lennart Van den Bossche’s typographic work combines "logic and beauty"
- Meet the speakers: Carl Burgess, Oscar Hudson, Mirka Laura Severa and Olivia Ahmad
- Varied, playful and slightly odd drawings from Japanese illustrator Summer House
- Grope Sans: a very rude typeface by Bompas & Parr
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio