“The combination of designing Chinese and Western languages is innately difficult” explains one-half of A Black Cover Design (ABCD), Nod Young. The Beijing-based graphic design studio is renowned for its crisp and beautifully executed output, an aesthetic that is epitomised in their recent rebrand for Founder Type; the largest supplier of Chinese font products in the world.
We’re excited to announce Call for Collaboration – a new It’s Nice That x Dropbox Paper project connecting creatives from across the world to collaborate on fun, fully commissioned creative projects. Each month we’ll spotlight the projects on It’s Nice That and show how Dropbox Paper helps these great ideas come to life.
The editors of the Swedish Academy, the body tasked with overseeing the country’s official language, received worldwide praise in 2015 when it decided to add a new pronoun to the dictionary. “Hen” in Swedish is the gender-neutral pronoun that has found a place alongside “han” (he) and “hon” (she) in the official lexicon.
Here in the UK, fast food big boys McDonald’s has found itself in hot water, with Labour front-bench MP Tom Watson asking the chain to drop its longstanding annual Monopoly campaign, describing it as a “danger to public health”.
Collletttivo is self-described by its members as “something we haven’t yet been able to define.” A type foundry built on an open source philosophy — where designs can be modified online by others — the collective is “an aggregation of people doing a variety of things that revolve around typography.” Established in 2017, Collletttivo started as an online type portfolio where its early members could share their design experiments. Since then, the group has condensed into a smaller but more active collective of seven Milan-based creatives working on projects, workshops and talks, not to mention several other designers who have released their typefaces on the website which are available to download for free!
Blue Hands, an animated short by Diyala Muir, is an abstract exploration of the surreal experience of grief. Based on Diyala’s own experiences, it is intimate and hand-drawn, the process of a cathartic expelling of emotions and memories from Diyala’s past.
Apple aficionados the world over were glued to their screens last night as Tim Cook and co took to the stage at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California to deliver the company’s annual array of exciting announcements.
With a portfolio spanning mediums and disciplines such as design, photography, animation, art direction and more, bus.group is a creative agency based in Berlin that are just as happy working in 3D as they are 2D. Helmed by Daniel Schnitterbaum and Manuel Birnbacher, the studio’s recent collaborations include high-profile clients such as Balenciaga, Nike, Max Mara, Mold magazine and Dixon.
If you go down to the London School of Economics today you’re in for a big surprise; Turner Prize-winning sculptor Mark Wallinger has unveiled a brand new piece of public-facing work.
When most of us think of family photography, we think of images imbued with nostalgic memories of warm childhood houses and an age of innocence. Photographer Charles-Henry Bédué uses this concept as a starting point for his ongoing series The House of Happiness, but instead of capturing the happy connotations of domestic life, he photographs the darker, somewhat disturbing corners of the family home.
“The character is already there”: Andrea Artemisio builds narrative, attitude and tone in his photographs