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Billie Muraben

Billie studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art before completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. She joined It’s Nice That as a Freelance Editorial Assistant in January 2015.

  1. Interview-agnesvarda-01-news-int Publication After announcing its closure in May, Interview Magazine is back and due on newsstands this week
  2. Studioard-unplayablepiano-paulnash-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Studio Ard on the dialogues inherent to artist’s publishing and not falling back on style
  3. Unnamed Graphic Design Designer and art director Raquel Quevedo on the importance of leaving room for fantasy and experiments
  4. Alexismark-annualreportt-06-int Graphic Design Design studio Alexis Mark on the value of criticism in design practice
  5. Aseltambay-portfolio-20-int Graphic Design Asel Tambay on translating words into “objects, performers and places” in her graphic design practice
  6. Barnumscrackers-news-int Product Design Barnum’s Animals crackers have had a PETA-approved update
  7. Miguelproenca-list-int Photograhy Miguel Proença on his photo series capturing Portugal’s spiritual healers
  8. Kayeblegvad-dogyears-05-int Publication Kaye Blegvad on the making of Dog Years, her book about surviving depression
  9. William-farr-florals-list-int Art William Farr’s floral sculptures are a celebration of ephemera and controlled chaos
  10. Weapons_of_reason-food-int-02 Publication Weapons of Reason's food issue is designed to inform, not preach, on systems that breed inequality
  11. Zak-group-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Digital Zak Group designs a digital platform for the museum M+, four years before it opens
  12. Leedspostcards-four_corners-int-06 Publication Four Corners Books announces its next publication
  13. Guang-yu-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Guang Yu on how everyday observations informs his design practice
  14. List-image-locker-room Art Locker room talk: Gray Wielebinski on appropriating the visual, spoken and body language of baseball
  15. Fontsmithsaatchihosb-type-int-3 Graphic Design M&C Saatchi and Fontsmith collaborate on font collection for House of St Barnabas
  16. Oscar-hudson-film-itsnicethat-list Film Oscar Hudson on using surveillance as an aesthetic and storytelling device in the video for Young Fathers
  17. List-img-accent-mag Publication Accent Magazine on mocking, mimicking and surpassing the mainstream
  18. Paul-paetzel-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Paul Paetzel on drawing inspiration from life, science fiction and his mother’s still life compositions
  19. Viviane-sassen-hot-mirror-photography-itsnicethat-05 Photography An eye for the uncanny: Viviane Sassen on her concurrent exhibition with Lee Miller
  20. Elizabeth_friedlander_list International Women's Day Elizabeth Friedlander: one of the first women to design a typeface
  21. Int-alessandro-furchino-capria-mm-paris-list Graphic Design M/M (Paris) and the ongoing conversations that define its practice
  22. Eduardo_paolozzi_its_nice_that_list2 Art Eduardo Paolozzi: on a singular teacher and his devil-may-care philosophy
  23. 00_its-nice-that_barbican-listint Exhibition The Barbican takes us Into The Unknown
  24. Ulm_model_its_nice_that_list_image Graphic Design The Ulm Model: a school and its pursuit of a critical design practice
  25. List_001 Graphic Design The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
  26. Beiruit_list_image Miscellaneous A city of contradictions: meet the people shaping Beirut's creative future
  27. Charlottemei-paintings-list-int Illustration Charlotte Mei’s paintings of abstracted, contorted and lazy bods
  28. Emilymaesmith-recentwork-list-int Art Artist Emily Mae Smith’s pop motifs and witty compositions
  29. Bibakosmerl-edits-13-int Graphic Design Graphic designer Biba Košmerl takes on organised disorder and what it means to be a true modernist
  30. Smom-simpsons-list-int Publication Swiss zine highlights the many times The Simpsons has predicted the future
  31. Twelve-mirrorlake-05-int Graphic Design Twelve studio’s rippling identity for Beijing new media studio
  32. Laraalhadeedi-aaw-articale-list-int Photography Active Arab Women: Lara Al-Hadeedi records the determination of sporting Kuwaiti women
  33. Danielbritt-imdeadinside-list-int Animation Daniel Britt animates the trials and tribulations of an existential crisis
  34. Oscarboltongreen-update-02-int Illustration Oscar Bolton Green’s sharp, comedic and vivid editorial illustration
  35. Gaurabthakali-update-02-int Illustration Gaurab Thakali’s energetic depictions of city life
  36. Amylombard-wawa-06-int Photography Amy Lombard captures the life and times of a cult convenience store
  37. Realreview-issue01-07-int Publication Real Review: OK-RM and Jack Self on magazine-making on and for modern life
  38. Breakdownpress-safarifestival-list-int Publication Safari Festival: The new wave of alternative and arts comics, curated by indie publisher Breakdown Press
  39. Unnamed Graphic Design Bureau Collective’s pared-back identity for an exhibition of all things floral
  40. Sophyhollington-update-01-int_copy Illustration Lino-cuts by Sophy Hollington find visual resolution between modern life and ancient spirituality 
  41. Domsebastian-camperfw16-list-int Photography Dom Sebastian’s surreal and slippery still life campaign for Camper
  42. Benkopp-list-int Illustration Ben Kopp’s illustration work is awash with jiggles, sugary pastels and 70s subculture
  43. Paigemoon-port2016-10-int Illustration Paige Jiyoung Moon’s autobiographical paintings are like one long lucid dream
  44. Marcusgruber-edit-04-int Illustration Marcus Gruber illustrates his Alaskan adventures, complete with youth theatre and glaciers aplenty
  45. Workform-noit-03-01-int Publication Tears Shared: work-form on collaboration, ornamentation and bootlegging their own work
  46. Liamcobb-shampoo-list-int Publication An experimental comic from ELCAF-prizewinner Liam Cobb
  47. Scottking-frasermuggeridge-publicart-list-int Publication Public Art: Scott King on his book that parodies urban regeneration through culture
  48. Out_of_print-leipzig-06-int Publication New book celebrates printed matter at Leipzig’s Academy of Fine Arts
  49. Raineallen-miller-salute_storm_stills-list-int Film New video celebrates the mix of cultures, and dancing, essential for keeping the UK going
  50. Ragnarkjartansson-exhibitionbarbican-08-int Exhibition A repetitive day in the life of one of Ragnar Kjartansson’s troubadours
  51. Fragilemagic-port-list-int Illustration Dazed and confused characters in retro-futuristic landscapes occupy the world of illustrator Derek Ercolano
  52. Mattlipps-lookingthroughpictures-list-int Art Theatrical sets that splice the modern with the postmodern, challenging perspective, history and taste
  53. Neil_donnelly_arab_city_it's_nice_that_li Publication The classical and the crude combine to represent the multiple facets of The Arab City
  54. Aaroncook-theedrinkers-list-int Exhibition Thee Drinkers: New exhibition conveys the joys and despair of having a few too many
  55. Jackmears-ceramicdogs-list-int Miscellaneous They have beauty, they have grace, they are Jack Mears’ ceramic dogs
  56. Williameggleston-portraits-09-int Exhibition It’s just life: The democratic eye of William Eggleston
  57. Camelottype-port-12-int Graphic Design Camelot’s typefaces bring both the contemporary and historical to the table
  58. Laurentamaki-peopledoingthings-08-int Illustration Documenting the world in motion: Lauren Tamaki’s illustrations of modern life
  59. Zakgroup-kahlen-arup-list-int Exhibition A futuristic framework for the retrospective of pioneering “total design” advocate Ove Arup
  60. Mariejacotey-paradise-top-int Illustration The romantic escapades of insufferable creatives, as drawn by artist Marie Jacotey
  61. Kjlarsson-drawings-list-int Illustration Karl-Joel Larsson's jubilant, art-historical drawings take references to new heights
  62. 00_list Graphic Design An Exercise in Style: Interviewing graphic design star John Morgan
  63. List Graphic Design Should designers specialise early, or have a “portfolio career”?
  64. 150 Graphic Design Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia
  65. Alan-kithcing Graphic Design "I always try to have some logic to the job, to the work": we interview letterpress legend Alan Kitching
  66. Reader_homepage Publication Inside The Happy Reader, the perfect foil to "binge-reading" online content
  67. Rebeccasmeyne-inviteonly-02-int Photography The life of the party: invite-only affairs as photographed by Rebecca Smeyne
  68. Clementgicquel-portfolio-18-int Graphic Design Clément Gicquel’s versatile portfolio with everything from Albert Einstein to odes to cheerleading
  69. Nigel_shafran-dark_rooms-05-int Photography Photographer Nigel Shafran records the common threads of domestic scenes
  70. Falling-list-int Publication Falling and laughing: the art of falling over told in new book
  71. Book-list Publication Seymour Chwast on wit in creative practice
  72. Paulgacon-movers-07-int_copy Graphic Design Paul Gacon and My Name Is design a typeface inspired by a New York moving company
  73. Pedrodelcorro-port-edit-int_list Graphic Design Pedro del Corro’s informed, diligent design practice
  74. Somesuchstories-issue01-02-int Publication Somesuch publishes its first print compendium of essays and short fiction
  75. Yannlebec-personal-12-int Illustration Yann Le Bec draws the many lives of plush suburbia
  76. Jeremyliebman-dujourportraits-10-int Photography In time for the Oscars, we take a look at Jeremy Liebman's shots of Hollywood stars
  77. Jr-port-05-int Illustration Stylised suburbia and pop culture references run through Josephin Ritschel's illustration
  78. Markwallinger_h_w_12_int Exhibition Continuous revolutions abound in Mark Wallinger’s new show
  79. Ourpolitesociety-exhbook-05-int Graphic Design Our Polite Society plays with scale in exhibition catalogue design
  80. Mig-sp-collection-05-int Illustration Illustrator Maria Ines Gul's illustrated impression of a designer’s SS16 collection