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. Liznielsen-landscapeshapes-art-itsnicethat-list Photography Liz Nielsen wants to create photographs that give viewers "an ah-ha moment"
  2. Williamdavey-illustration-itsnicethat-19 Illustration A chat with illustrator William Davey about sketchbooks and his parent’s shed
  3. Dhamsrifuengfung-swimtome-photography-itsnicethat-16 Photography Photographer Dham Srifuengfung's endearingly fabulous shoot starring his childhood nanny
  4. Cunyjanssen-therewasachildwentforth-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Cuny Janssen's soft and poignant series documents childhood in Amsterdam
  5. Osamuyokonami-mizugi-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Osamu Yokonami photographically interprets spring with a group of anonymous swimmers
  6. T-thenewyorktimesmagazine-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Creative director Patrick Li on T: The New York Times Style Magazine's conversational new redesign
  7. Designforrail-roundel-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Roundel’s seminal identity for British Rail celebrated in new exhibition
  8. Martinapaukova-girls-airing-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Girls! Illustrator Martina Paukova opens her first major show in London
  9. Mixtape_template_jw Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: travel back to the heady days of 2008 with director Jack Whiteley
  10. Lucydyson-courtneybarnett-namelessfaceless-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Beyonce collaborator Lucy Dyson creates kaleidoscopic animated video for Courtney Barnett
  11. Adam_higton_list Illustration Adam Higton turns his hand to rugs, music festivals and comics 
  12. Cindykutikova-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Cindy Kutikova creates a visual identity exploring fashion and artificial intelligence
  13. List_adrian_kay_wong Art Adrian Kay Wong mixes the simplistic and sentimental in his nostalgia filled paintings
  14. Bl%c3%a6ti-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Helga Dögg talks us through her design decisions for Blæti, a magazine about fetishes
  15. Thexx-copenhageninternationaldocumentaryfestival-events-itsnicethat-list Events The xx are curating a series of films for Copenhagen International Documentary Film festival 
  16. Jasonevans-photography-gardengateproject-itsnicethat-list Photography The Garden Gate Project: utilising photography to bring people together through visual literacy
  17. Jonnyisaacson-debateclub-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Meet graphic designer Jonathan Isaacson and his hybrid portfolio
  18. Msg-sphere-architecture-itsnicethat-list Architecture Giant orb music venue proposed for London’s Olympic Park
  19. Bureaubertrandcle%cc%81ment-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Bureau Bertrand Clément’s portfolio represents the importance of playful graphic design
  20. Abrahamdiaz-nausea-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Abraham Díaz uses a jaunty drawing style to illustrate life in Mexico city
  21. Ezra Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Ezra Furman's mix of driving love songs
  22. Amaliaulman-illustration-itsnicethat-list Publication Amalia Ulman’s new book defies and defends the negative opinions of pigeons
  23. Eikekonig-afterschoolclub-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Eike König wants to offer free design education, but needs your help!
  24. Robhornstra-mannextdoor-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Rob Hornstra investigates: "How well do you know the person who lives next door?"
  25. Michaelbierut-pentagram-theskirballcenter-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Michael Bierut designs new identity for The Skirball Center inspired by zines and handmade flyers
  26. Goatgirl-theman-ccwade-film-itsnicethat-list Film Goat Girl's new video turns the idea of band fandom on its screaming head
  27. Studioatlant-cc-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Studio Atlant's graphic approach has the ability to be both conceptual and incisive
  28. Malikafavre-thenewyorker-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Malika Favre illustrates this year's edition of The New Yorker anniversary cover
  29. Teamthursday-disclosed-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Team Thursday's print work proves how implementing design rules can actually be fun
  30. Florina_lein%c3%9f-ersatzteillager-editiontaube-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ersatzteillager explores the shapely visual language of artist Florina Leinß
  31. Knif_mono_list Graphic Design Knif Mono, a typeface presented how it will inevitably be used by other designers
  32. Mixtape_hookworms Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: A running mix of "exercise rock" from Hookworms
  33. Joegamble-slump-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Joe Gamble's latest series broke him out of an illustration slump
  34. Pussyriot-ustour-art-itsnicethat-list Art Pussy Riot announces first US tour of "live music performance art"
  35. Zhangqingyun-piaule-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Zhang Qingyun builds a narrative around simple objects for homeware brand, Piaule
  36. Stellamurphy-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Stella Murphy's psychedelic and Viz-inspired illustrations
  37. Universaleverything-film-itsnicethat-list Digital Universal Everything explores audiovisual synaesthetic experiences in new VR series
  38. Fumihomma-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Fumi Homma's photographs will make you long for your early teenage years
  39. Thegrammys-packageawards-2018-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous The Grammys 2018 best album design award ends in a tie
  40. Bureauborsche-rimowa-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Bureau Borsche and Commission studio create a new identity for Rimowa
  41. Simon_landrein Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Simon Landrein's mix of comfortably melancholic songs
  42. Paulwindle-surveillanceinchina-bloombergbusinessweek-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Paul Windle creates illustrations as if he's following a recipe
  43. Melanideluca-postbutt-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Butts, bums and booty: Melani de Luca explores the omnipresence of bums in the media (NSFW)
  44. Hato-d_ad2018-startwithamark-digital-list Digital D&AD reveals collaborative co-design festival identity by Hato
  45. Editiontaube-biencommun-publication-itsnicethat-01 Publication Edition Taube's latest book is an oblong sculpture of leaning pages
  46. Motherdesign-callenlorde-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-08 Graphic Design Mother Design creates an empowering identity for LGBTQ health organisation, Callen-Lorde
  47. Co%cc%81rdovacanillas-aoo-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Córdova Canillas seamlessly designs a multi-format furniture catalogue with seven photographers
  48. Studiofeixen-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design The year of the gif: Studio Feixen’s multitude of moving posters
  49. Wolffolins-bandtogether-printalloverme-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Wolff Olins invites creatives to design bandanas on the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration
  50. Annahofmann-illustration-cybersexhidden-itsnicethat-list Illustration Anna Hofmann's slightly grotesque but very, very funny characters
  51. Philippeweisbecker-adirondacks-nieves-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Renowned illustrator Philippe Weisbecker's delicate drawings of Adirondack furniture
  52. Maxsiedentopf-instructionsforworldpiece-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Max Siedentopf offers silly but significant advice in his latest series, Instructions for World Peace
  53. Shopping Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Shopping pick a mix of bands to be excited to be about
  54. Bridgetriley-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Bridget Riley shares recent work in new London exhibition
  55. Alexanderanufriev-russiacloseup-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Alexander Anufriev captures culture cliches in Russia Close-Up
  56. Stephwilson-oystermagazine-itsnicethat-list Photography Steph Wilson shoots Marques Almeida alongside a goat, a greyhound, a ferret, a turkey and more
  57. Wang_soderstrom-transitionalspeculation-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital Wang & Söderström create digital art you want to reach out and touch in new exhibition
  58. Lukaskorschan-cruiseship-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Lukas Korschan got on the wrong boat, but made a great series out of it
  59. Briemoreno-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Brie Moreno's back with more felt tip-filled, curvy illustrations
  60. Monkeytype-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Meet Monkey Type, an international collective bananas about fonts
  61. Molly_fairhurst_friday_mixtape_itsnicethat Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Molly Fairhurst's mix for illustrators having a fight with the page
  62. Mayaangelou-jeanmichelbasquiat-lifedoesn'tfrightenme-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Maya Angelou and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Life Doesn’t Frighten Me republished for 25th anniversary
  63. Alicezoo-swimmers-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography Alice Zoo sensitively photographs the shivering swimmers of Hampstead's ladies pond
  64. Nico_krijno-setdesign-itsnicethat-list Set Design Nico Krijno's new work steps into energetic and chaotic set design
  65. Allycapellino-ss18-davidlane-agneslloyd-branding-itsnicethat-list Advertising David Lane and Agnes Lloyd Platt head outdoors for Ally Capellino's SS18 campaign
  66. Geraldinelay-improptus-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Géraldine Lay's new book is comfortingly therapeutic in its pedestrian point of view
  67. Damienhirst-reasuresfromthewreckoftheunbelievable-film-itsnicethat-list Film Damien Hirst releases mockumentary on Netflix
  68. 07 Graphic Design Daniel Reed’s latest typeface Bulk is designed for “no nonsense, in-your-face usage”
  69. Filippofontana-void-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Filippo Fontana illustrates a satirical take on Italian pop culture
  70. Masonlondon-dreamwife-heyheartbreaker-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Mason London reimagines Dream Wife as dystopian robots in new animated video
  71. Apartamento-10years-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Apartamento at ten: a decade of celebrating the everyday home
  72. Pentagram-thirdrailwithozy-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Pentagram designs brand identity and motion graphics for unconventional American debate show
  73. Mixtape_template_jag Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Jagjaguwar curate a mix of dark and mystical songs
  74. Henrygorse-womansrsly-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Woman Srsly: a new community platform to celebrate dance and performance
  75. Darinshuler-eyescream-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Darin Shuler’s sweet but sinister zine, created while his newborn baby kept him awake
  76. Briangalderisi-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Get to know Brian Galderisi's freakishly funny photographs
  77. Romancejournal-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Romance Journal uses feelings as a device to express social responsibility 
  78. Highlights-list Review of the Year 2017 Creatives around the world share the personal highlights and lowlights of their year
  79. Gilbertandgeorge-thebeardpicturesandtheirfuckosophy-art-itsnicethat-list Art 50 years of Gilbert and George: the artist duo tell us the meaning of life
  80. Alexismark-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Design studio Alexis Mark utilises "linguistic systems" to push and merge art and design