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Lucy Bourton

Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 and became a staff writer in October 2016. She graduated from Chelsea College of art with a degree in Graphic Design Communication and has previously worked at Rough Trade. Lucy is particularly interested in graphic design, typography and illustration. Contact her if you have a suggestion for the It’s Nice That Friday Mixtape.

  1. Alexprager-compulsion-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography How Alex Prager made the world stop and stare
  2. Tsto-flowfestival-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Tsto returns to design Flow Festival's identity, pushing and playing with its typography
  3. Patrickkyle-elcaf-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Patrick Kyle's helpful advice on how to start out at illustration fairs
  4. Lost-art Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a collection of hits from music focused design studio Lost Art
  5. Onionlabs-drpepper-crackthatpepper-film-itsnicethat-list Film "I knew it was a banger right away": Onion Labs creates rapping advert for Diet Dr Pepper
  6. Hunnybee-1 Animation Greg Sharp animates a video that builds in momentum for the catchiest song of the year
  7. Pabloorrego-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Take a trip inside the cutely sinister world of illustrator Pablo Orrego
  8. Craigoldham-roughtradebooks-publication-itsnicethat-08 Publication Why counter-culture matters: Rough Trade launches publishing venture designed by Craig Oldham
  9. Wimbledon-mccann-smith_foulkes-nexus-animation-itsnicethat-02_copy Animation Smith & Foulkes depicts an animated history of tennis for Wimbledon
  10. Polinavasilyeva-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Yale graduate and communications designer Polina Vasilyeva is a conductor of content
  11. Querida-thewheel-film-itsnicethat-list Film Querida create a feminine fashion film by utilising the incredible architecture in an artist's house
  12. Wooden_shjips Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips picks his summer jams
  13. Seasonzine-religion-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Season zine explores religion within football in its biggest issue yet
  14. List4 Illustration Joey Yu illustrates the busy, messy fun of Field Day
  15. Sarahpiegayespenson-humanisesomethingfreeoferror-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication A document of weather modification through terrifying but incredible archival photography
  16. Pentagram-emilyoberman-noman'sland-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-06 Publication Pentagram's Emily Oberman designs No Man's Land – a magazine for all kinds of women, "not just one"
  17. Liamcobb-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Liam Cobb plays with architecture in a bunch of new sigh-inducing illustrations
  18. Chrismaggio-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Chris Maggio's oxymoronic series The New Age of The New Age in Arizona
  19. Jamiehewlett-gorrilaz-humility-animation-itsnicethat Animation What links Jack Black and Jamie Hewlett? It's the new Gorillaz video!
  20. Bradley_kerl Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Texan artist Bradley Kerl's mix to ease you into a hot humid summer
  21. Jonathancastro-sanapp-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic design as “a colourful depiction of living spirit”: new work from Jonathan Castro
  22. Steffen_hoteltim_lindacher-1220-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-16 Publication Tim Lindacher and Steffen Hotel create a magazine for Yung Hurn in just four days
  23. Lantruong-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Get ready to fall in love with witty, weird and wonderful illustrator Lan Truong
  24. 5050-adamtickle-liamhodges-everpress-amnestyinternational-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Amnesty International and Everpress collaborate with 50 artists to visualise censorship
  25. Deepthroatstudio-o%cc%81cuka-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Deep Throat Studio create a visual identity unbound by time for Ócuka
  26. Oscarmitchell-illustration-dog-itsnicethat-list Illustration "It feels a bit like knowing languages": Oscar Mitchell on his varied illustration practice
  27. Olivierdegorce-fridgefoodsoul-editionpatrickfrey-publication-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Olivier Degorce's new book lets you snoop in strangers' fridges
  28. Robertrubbish-spiritussoho-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Robert Rubbish takes us on a hazy, illustrated day of the places and people of Soho
  29. Regularpractice-rcashow2018-graphicdesign-list Graphic Design Regular Practice return to design the RCA's show identity just a year after graduating
  30. Fourcorners-posterworkshop19681971-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication "Excitement, change and hope": a poster workshop in a Camden basement from 1968 to 1971
  31. Jyanku-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Get to know Jyan Ku's lovely hybrid of "friendly art, not difficult art"
  32. Iview_cover Publication Interview magazine has folded after almost 50 years
  33. Atelier_baudelaire-generalpublic-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-04 Graphic Design Salon de Montrouge's identity sees deep reds and pale pinks sweep through the gallery
  34. Londonembroiderystudiolist2 Animation "Football's Bayeux Tapestry": behind the scenes of the embroidered BBC World Cup trailer animation
  35. Lukewillisthompson-autoportait2017-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Luke Willis Thompson wins The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize
  36. Thomas_pratt Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Thomas Pratt curates a mix for a night out in the Bahamas
  37. Wang_so%cc%88derstro%cc%88m-timewarp-setdesign-itsnicethat-photobymishaelphillip-list Set Design Wang and Söderström stop time in new Selfridges window display
  38. Elenaheatherwick-liberianmidwives-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Elena Heatherwick captures the spirit of hope and happiness embodied by Liberian midwives
  39. Benediktluft-lazy-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Benedikt Luft's identity for Lazy represents the joyful nature of a drunken outdoor party
  40. Listimage2 Art Sound and vision: Parquet Courts' A. Savage on life as an artist and musician
  41. Daynacasey-studiumgenerale-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Dayna Casey's book of university talks is derived from the act of sitting in the lecture theatre
  42. Steviegee-cancerbats-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Egg bombs, witches and gnarly goblins: Stevie Gee directs Cancer Bats' new video
  43. Kwes-songsformidi-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design A chat with Kwes and his three-year-old niece Midi on the record sleeve they've made together
  44. Hinds Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a collection of bangers from Spanish band Hinds
  45. Seungwhankim-illustration-itsnicethat-08 Illustration Seungwhan Kim's sweet illustrations delve into inner emotions
  46. Cordovacanillas-with-publication-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Córdova Canillas' latest project manipulates the traditional design grid with characteristic flair
  47. Matthewkramer-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Matthew Kramer's endearing illustrations made from swift line marks
  48. Putput-electricalappliances-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Putput continues its ability to create images that are "both perfectly natural and out of place"
  49. Mrzykmoriceau-justice-stop-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Mrzyk & Moriceau create a neon lit animated world for Justice's new video
  50. List Fontsmith: Local Characters Local Characters: Anna Kulachek, Astrid Stavro and Jimmy Turrell create bespoke posters based on their tailored typefaces
  51. Awesometapesfromafrica-itsnicethat-list2 Miscellaneous "You have to hear this": Brian Shimkovitz tells us the story of Awesome Tapes From Africa
  52. Andrewgarn-thenewyorkpigeon-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Andrew Garn's brilliant photographs of pigeons, the "gateway drug to nature" for city dwellers
  53. Lost-girls Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a collaborative mix from Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden's new project Lost Girls
  54. Naoyahatakeyama-exacativingthefuturecity-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Naoya Hatakeyama's photographs of Japan's contemporary topographies embody "the death and rebirth of cities"
  55. Janbuchczik-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Jan Buchczik's latest book illustrates the "rocky road of finding yourself”
  56. Fkatwigs-avantgarde-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication FKA Twigs releases a motion graphic novel for AVANTgarden issue three
  57. Austineddy-art-itsnicethat-list Art Austin Eddy on uprooting his studio from Brooklyn to west London for a month of speedy painting
  58. Displaaytypeanymade-roobert-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-17 Graphic Design Anymade and Displaay Type create a tactile and technical typeface in honour of Robert Moog
  59. Designstudio-wahaca-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration DesignStudio creates new identity for Wahaca's test kitchen featuring a host of brilliant illustrators
  60. Pitchforkfestival2018-alexaandjessicaviscius-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Twin sisters Alexa and Jessica Viscius on creating this year's Pitchfork festival identity
  61. Jillsenft-treemendous-art-itsnicethat-list Art Jill Senft pairs her fascination with trees and puns in new book Treemendous
  62. Sunflower-bean-friday-mixtape-itsnicethat-list Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Sunflower Bean curate a mix of quite literally blue songs
  63. Oneohthrixpointnever-blacksnow-film-itsnicethat-list Film Oneohtrix Point Never self directs new brilliantly terrifying music video
  64. Ladybeard-beauty-publication-itsnicethat Publication Ladybeard magazine returns and reshapes the stories we tell about beauty
  65. Turnerprize2018-lukewillisthompson-art-itsnicethat-list Art Turner Prize shortlist announcement sees politics at the forefront of selected work
  66. Duncancowles-film-itsnicethat-list Film Duncan Cowles' new film explores the panicky feeling that a creative idea might not be amazing enough
  67. Mcescher-nendo-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition MC Escher's career reimagined in blockbuster immersive exhibition designed by Nendo
  68. Samtaylor-worldcup-giphy-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Sam Taylor's World Cup gifs portray “the agony and the ecstasy” of the game
  69. Braulioamado-2017-publication-2itsnicethat-list Publication In celebration of his new book 2017, Bráulio Amado picks out the work he loves from last year
  70. Charlottedumortier-elcaf2018-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Charlotte Dumortier on her identity for this year's ELCAF and what she's looking forward to most
  71. Nationalgeographic-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication National Geographic’s creative director Emmet Smith on the publication’s redesign
  72. Orielles Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: The Orielles mix for "good times with good people"
  73. Jocelynlee-barberryandjoyce-theappearanceofthings-photography-itsnicethat Photography Jocelyn Lee's first UK solo exhibition surveys The Appearance of Things (NSFW)
  74. Dr.me-fin-publication-itsnicethat-03 Publication DR.ME release the latest issue of Fin? filled with killed projects and ideas that never made it
  75. Ibm-coporate-identity-its-nice-that-list Publication Design to improve the general quality of life: exploring Paul Rand's IBM Graphic Standards Manual
  76. Walkingthroughpalmero-lollieditions-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Walking Through Palermo: a relaxed cultural, architectural and historical walk through the Italian city
  77. Manvsmachine-airmaxday-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design ManvsMachine create its most ambitious campaign for Air Max Day yet
  78. Noahbeckwith-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Noah Beckwith on developing his own authorship in graphic design
  79. Ordinary-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ordinary magazine returns after a year hiatus with the theme of air
  80. Yukiko Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Studio Yukiko's mix to listen to in the kitchen at parties