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    Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind, well worry not but take a look at their Twitter timelines…yeah that’s right I took the famous old song and gave it a contemporary twist – so sue me (please don’t sue me). For our final look back at 2012 we’ve collated some of the 140-character reflections on the year’s events and we’ve also asked some friends to sum up their year in a Tweet. And so in the spirit of brevity let’s crack on…

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    And so with the inevitability inherent in any list like this, we’ve reached the home straight, the last hurrah and the final curtain all rolled into one in the form of this year’s top 10. Ready to find out which articles hit the very heights and in particular which creative can proudly boast of being the top viewed on It’s NIce That in 2012? Then read on friends…

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    Now you’ll already know that for the past nine days we’ve been counting down the top 100 articles on the site this year based purely on the number of the hits they received, thereby ceding our curatorial control in the name of cold, hard stats. But we’ve also asked some of our writers to pick out a post or two which may not have gatecrashed the top 100 but which still hold a special place in our hearts.

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    WHAT?! Really? Yes, that is correct, One Direction did not make It’s Nice That’s top ten most viewed articles, shock horror. To find out what else just missed out but still had barnstormingly strong years, scroll away!

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    2012 has been a year rammed with unmissable events so unmissable and so frequent that, in fact, it was pretty impossible to get your mitts on them all. Had you braved it and attempted to attend every piece of arty goodness the world over, you’d have surely been forever caught on motorways, trapped in departure lounges fuming about the long delays and endlessly taking in one event only to be thinking the real deal was just down the road!

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    We’re getting close to the top ten now. I don’t know about you but my heart’s started to race and my palms are sweating. Do you feel it too, the irrepressible rush of excitement? Brace yourself now, this shizz is hotting up!

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    Here at It’s Nice That we get the most enormous amount of books sent our way. Sometimes we ask for them and sometimes people just send them over out of the goodness of their heart. How ever they arrive on our doorstep we’re always incredibly grateful to receive them – we flipping love books you see – and to show how much we appreciate it we thought it’d be nice to look at some of our absolute favourites from the past 12 months; the ones that really grabbed our attention.

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    We’ve breached the top 50 and now we gallop steadfast and true, charging like the Light Brigade into a valley of sorts, only this valley is full of creative beauts aimed and readied to fire inspiration or merely trigger those locked up memories. So here it is coming at you!

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    It’s impossible to have been a Londoner in 2012 without the Olympics completely changing the way we experienced the city. Whether it was the overnight appearance of brightly-coloured branding, the constant reminders to stay ahead of the traffic, the innumerable free cultural events or simply the fact that everyone and their dog had tickets to the sport and wouldn’t stop talking about it (bitter, me?) the summer felt like it was given over completely to the games.

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    So we’ve reached the half way point in our end of year countdown and we’re hammering on into those articles which make up the top 50 of 2012. They’re a diverse bunch as you might expect and remember this is all based purely on numbers – so without any further ado let’s crack on…

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    A key part of the It’s Nice That redesign was our new Best of the Web section where we can flag up just some of the myriad brilliance which wings its way across the web every single day. Nearly 1,000 articles have joined the BOTW march since its launch in April and we really believe that pointing our readers in the right directions builds on the content we produce for a really well-rounded art and design experience.

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    Some people say that your 50s are the best years of your life. Well, some people say a lot of things. With that in mind, here’s the next chapter in our end of year run-down. 51-60, ahoy!

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    As a bunch of hip young twenty somethings (hahahahahaha, we’re not, we hardly ever go out) it should come as no surprise that we’re constantly listening to the most cutting-edge tunes (more irony) as we go about our daily business. Fights over the music we play in the studio are many and varied, with some fervently believing they have the best taste in town while others quietly and democratically play songs that everyone wants to hear (thanks James Brown).

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    As we crawl up the pecking order, just remember how rewarding it is when you find loose change down the side of the sofa. Every now and then you even strike the big time finding a fiver! And so it it with our round up between 70–61 which includes a host of treasure waiting to be checked out again! Dig in.

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    This year was massive for all sorts of reasons, and you probably don’t need me to spell out what I’m referring to. In such a monumental year, it could have been a blessing or a curse for any city to be named Design Capital, but in Helsinki’s case I think we can all agree it was the former.

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    Ah man the seventies. We loved the seventies. The clothes and the music! And those hairstyles. What were we thinking, and spacehoppers …what’s that? Not that kind of seventies? Oh, well this is awkward. Well let’s crack on with numbers 80 to 71 and pretend this embarrassing sountdwon faux pas NEVER happened. Deal? Good-o…

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    The Weekender is a strange beast. The Weekender is like that time Brian Harvey ran himself over after eating too many jacket potatoes, The Weekender is the “luxurious” coat of the now-sanctioned Ikea monkey. But The Weekender is more than just a bizarre toilet of detritus we find as we grope our way through the burnt plastic mist of the internet in search for content berries, it’s kind of an experience. Fleeting it is, unarchived it is not, and so we have kindly gathered the best tidbits of the last 52 or so Weekenders and collected them in one big old bumper edition. T’boftë mire!

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    Like all good annual countdowns our top 100 articles is relentless. Here it is, back again for a second day to hassle you like a well-meaning cold-caller. Unlike the cold-caller we promise not to drive you to slamming your phone down in a fury of expletives, in fact we promise not to upset you at all. Come on, take my hand, let’s go…

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    The Review of the Year is here and it’s been quite the 12 months one way and another. So why not pour yourself a drink, sit back and enjoy our look back at the year with a countdown of our top 100 articles and ten days of special treats from us to you. We’ve had a blast this year so thanks for coming along for the ride – we’ll see you bright and breezy on January 2. Sing us out Shane…

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    And just like that, 2012 draws to a close in a maelstrom of merriment during which the preceding eleven and a half months starts to blur, preparing themselves to be consigned into “The Past” (as opposed to “the past”) when 2013 rolls around. It’s been a massively exciting year for all of us here at It’s Nice That and as editor I am both proud of what we have achieved and excited about our plans for the year ahead. But rather than bore on with a chronological round-up of this year, I thought I’d share with you just some of the things I’ve learned…

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    End of year countdowns – interesting and insightful or lazy content fillers for the Christmas period? While you muse on that, why not enjoy the first part of our Top 100 Articles from the site in 2012. Over the next ten days we’ll be showing you which of the 2,500 posts were the most popular, purely based on the numbers and with no curation from us. So without further ado, which ten just sneaked into the final selection after a last few frantic days…