Filled with vibrant colours, strong compositions and spontaneous typefaces, the latest project from Madrid-based design studio Tres Tipos Gráficos is a compelling yet varied one. Generación 2019, presented by La Casa Encendida, is a catalogue that aims to brings together and promote the work of young Spanish artists – presented in an exhibition, competition and publication organised by the Montemadrid Foundation.
Just last week, highly esteemed graphic designer Peter Saville was seen strutting his stuff on the catwalk in Florence, making his runway debut as part of the Salvatore Ferragamo SS20 show. Now he’s readying himself to launch a new collaboration with Uniqlo.
Five years ago, Finnish illustrator Annu Kilpeläinen made a zine, entitled Rally, about sun, champagne, cars, plunge pools and impossibly unsafe driving routes. The time has now finally come for Rally’s sequel, Rally 2U, which includes just as many depictions of sun, speed and automobiles making their way down meandering roads in various vibrant shades of pink, yellow, green and blue.
Jacob Pardoe is a graphic designer, currently approaching the end of his time at the Royal College of Arts’ Visual Communication master’s. While preparing to show his final project at the degree show, Jacob has also launched Afyx, “a small flexible studio practice which is manifesting into something I’m really excited about,” he tells It’s Nice That. While his portfolio includes publications such as Propland, as well as typefaces and speculative letterforms, we caught up with the designer to find out about his work for a recent series of performative lectures at the RCA, produced in collaboration with a neural network.
With the Women’s World Cup in full swing, firm it’s Nice That favourite Caitlin McCarthy has been tapped up by Nike to produce a short film which explores one of the game’s most justly celebrated celebrations.
“Instagram! It all started with Instagram!” explains the Brussels-based photographer Luca Mastroianni. Transforming the average selfie into a high fashion world of wonder, Luca’s unexpected career as a jet setting fashion photographer all began when he started documenting his outfits on the gram. “One day, I decided to create a background on Photoshop to deepen the aesthetic of my photos and make them more interesting,” Luca tells It’s Nice That. “That is when I realised I could create a multitude of compositions with almost no resources thanks to Photoshop.”
Mark Leckey, the nation’s favourite long-haired art lover from just outside Liverpool, is set to take over Tate Britain in September with a large-scale installation titled O’ Magic Power of Bleakness.
Highly noted for his sophisticated fashion photography for the likes of Vogue Hong Kong, Miu Miu, i-D, Modern Weekly Style, GQ and Tank amongst many others, London-based Greg Lin Jiajie views photography as a profoundly intimate experience. “Photography to me is more than just a picture,” he tells It’s Nice That. “It captures memories and documents moments; reminding us where we come from and enlightens where we are going.”
Call for Collaboration is an 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.