It’s Chrrrrrriiiiissssstttttmmmmmaaaaaasssssssss! Ok it’s not really, but there are certain milestones that begin the countdown to the festive season and in our own small way we hope the arrival of the It’s Nice That Annual is one of them. Designed this year by the excellent Studio Makgill, the Annual is back and it’s bigger and better than ever before.
Once again we’ve put together a curated snapshot of creative brilliance from the past 12 months, celebrating the people and the projects which have rocked the art and design world. We’ve selected the most exciting and engaging work to have appeared on itsnicethat.com in the past year, with 130 projects spanning graphic design, illustration, photography, art, product and furniture design, advertising, publishing and fashion.
We also take a look at our 15 brilliant Graduates from 2014, the most jaw-dropping exhibitions of the past 12 months and the magazine covers that caught our eye during the past year. And for the first time ever we’ve got 50 profiles of figures who’ve had massive years – from Jessica Walsh and Paul Smith to Agi & Sam and Jean Jullien – to discover their creative highlights, professional triumphs and personal accomplishments.
And, and, each Annual comes with a postcard of a piece of work in the book signed by the artist themselves! It comes out in the second week of December so pre-order your copy now for £35 and get free UK postage and packaging for a limited time only. If that doesn’t leave your aunts giddy, we don’t know what will.
The It’s Nice That Annual 2014 is supported by G.F Smith and printed on Colorplan Bright White 350gsm, Zen Pure White 150gsm and Heaven 42 135gsm.
- Sophie Williams shares intimate behind-the-scenes footage from Mura Masa's latest music videos
- Wide-eyed and scratchy-haired, read the twisted diaries of Irene Montemurro
- Lazy Susan, the mother of all inventions, comes to life in Terri Timely's short film
- “I’ve always felt like this is not my happy place”: Rankin on his relationship to fashion
- Steamy scenes of fun and fur: meet Sophie Larrimore’s puffy pooches
- From 3D in-browser games to cinematic portfolios: it's November’s Double Click
- Pentagram rebrands Warner Bros. with a “sleek and clean” update to its shield logo
- Manchester Girls, the new series from Dean Davies, is a visual homage to the women of the north
- Relive the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer through Summer of Something Special
- Viktor Hübner photographs American anxieties amongst a shifting political environment
- Jiří Makovec’s photographs meander between the personal and the universal
- Berlin Wall graffiti is made into a typeface to warn how "division is freedom's biggest threat"