Featuring George Lois as our cover star, interviews with Lawrence Weiner and Asger Carlsen, essays by BAFTA-award-winning animator Mikey Please and publisher David Bennewith, and a Keith Haring profile by writer Lucia Davies (as well as a whole load of other features, interviews and articles), we’re extremely excited to launch It’s Nice That #6, our biggest issue yet. Also, it’s pink…
The magazine is available now from our online shop for £10, as well as in a number of stockists worldwide. And there is still time to subscribe to It’s Nice That, which entitles you to an exclusive Andy Rementer artwork, free of charge!
Interviews (50 Pages)
Issue #6 features a number of exciting interviews kicking off with the legend that is George Lois; the father of conceptual art Lawrence Weiner; Danish photographic manipulator Asger Carlsen; and east London-based gallerist Kate MacGarry. We also played humble witness to a conversation between designer Martino Gamper and artist Francis Upritchard.
Features (52 Pages)
BAFTA-award-wining animator and writer Mikey Please reveals his love of imperfection; Pennsylvania-based photographer and publisher Nicholas Gottlund shows us his studio and the process behind his publishing house, Gottlund Verlag; internationally-acclaimed illustrator Marion Deuchars gives us an insight into her favourite five books (which are expertly photographed by Qiu Yang); writer Lucia Davies profiles artist Keith Haring, and reveals the importance of his now-legendary Pop Shop; curator and writer Virginia Whiles celebrates the artist Shelagh Cluett, her work and her collection of international artefacts; publisher, designer and writer David Bennewith writes about New Zealand modernism, focussing on Joseph Churchward’s typeface Design; photographer Carl Kleiner gets the freedom of ten pages to present his brightly coloured exploration of the golden ratio; and finally, musician Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) welcomes us into his family home.
Work (31 Pages)
The work section features Xavier Antin; Assemble; Romulo Celdran; Dallas Clayton; Quentin Dupieux; Encyclopedia Pictura; William Goldsmith; Anna-Wili Highfield; Ill Studio; Tom Phillips; Eske Rex; Brian Nuda Rosch; Travess Smalley; Stephan Tillmans; Studio Weave; Paul Wackers; Ann Woo; and Federico Yankelevich.
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We’re excited to bring our readers more content than ever before, in 140 pages of advertising-free content. Designed by It’s Nice That in collaboration with Joseph Burrin. Printed by Push. There is a Flickr set documenting the entire process of the magazine available to see here, www.flickr.com/itsnicethat
- R Kikuo Johnson on the importance of narrative in his illustrations
- Miguel Pang’s hand-drawn approach adds texture and depth to his illustrations
- Córdova Canillas commission photographers to create a spot the difference illusion for Tunica
- Pictoplasma New York showed how character design can spread joy and important messages
- Lalita Lupina animates the inner turmoil and anxiety felt at an indoor swimming pool
- Meet illustrator Inji Seo's cast of curvy characters
- Parker Day's lurid colours and grotesque characters elevate identity and fantasy (NSFW)
- Paper reveals Break the Internet take two, with Nicki Minaj shot by Ellen von Unwerth
- Bea de Giacomo photographs the wonders of pregnancy
- Matthieu Lavanchy recreates food emojis "irl" for The Gourmand's tenth issue
- Introducing Broccoli, the publication “normalising cannabis use, especially for women”
- One Step Ahead: we meet Paula Scher, the trailblazing Pentagram Partner