Summer can bring out the best in people: their legs, their caution being blown to the wind, and their realisation that it’s now acceptable to drink an entire box of rosé in one afternoon if you just call it a picnic. Sadly though it’s not all frolics – summer can also spectacularly bring out peoples’ inner a-hole. Animator Tom King has created a wonderful homage to irritating beach-goers in his new short Beach Dick. With a familiar yet sweet, charming style, his colourful characters sparkle with human touches that have a surreal edge. In just over a minute, we see dangers of various types of “beach dick” – a creepy camera-wielding voyeur, a merry hat trampler and a man who has an unsightly accident in his shorts. Very fun viewing, and a useful little animated beach survival manual to boot.
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Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.