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Laura Snoad

Laura is a London-based arts journalist that has been working for It’s Nice That on a freelance basis since 2016. She currently covers the news desk on a Friday for news editor Jenny. Send her all your big stories, projects and exhibitions.

  1. Itv-creative-im-a-celebrity-ads-advertising-itsnicethat-04 Advertising ITV Creative develops Ant and Dec choose-your-own-adventure ads ahead of new I'm a Celebrity
  2. Designstudio-nectar-rebrand-graphic-design-itsnicethat-06 Graphic Design DesignStudio rebrands loyalty scheme Nectar with a “cheeky personality”
  3. Camille-walala-end-youth-homelessness-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-01 Graphic Design Camille Walala creates maze-inspired poster campaign for End Youth Homelessness
  4. Somesuch-iamwill-peoplesvote-advertising-itsnicethat-02 Advertising Dan Emmerson directs feisty short #IAmWill for the People’s Vote campaign
  5. Aesop-unseen-stories-advertising-itsnicethat-list-2 Advertising Aesop’s campaign for anti-trafficking charity Unseen makes “Insta-poetry” sinister
  6. Nice-shit-characters-jelly-london-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation FIG rebrands Ketel One Vodka using hand-drawn doodles with animation from Niceshit
  7. Adobe-block-venezuela-digital-itsnicethat-02 Digital Adobe is blocked in Venezuela following new US sanctions
  8. Alan-titchmarsh-adidas-gardening-club-fashion-itsnicethat-list Fashion Alan Titchmarsh stars in new campaign for Adidas’ Gardening Club collection
  9. List Graphic Design The Digital Fairy brands taboo-breaking #FreePeriodStories campaign
  10. List Advertising Skateboarding dogs and an invitation to “chill”: it’s the Churchill rebrand
  11. Ethan-stuart-art-itsnicethat-07 Art Ethan Stuart paints “the magical realism” of believing in a higher power
  12. Richard-turley-d-and-ad-annual-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Richard Turley designs 2019's D&AD Annual inspired by “doubt and vulnerability”
  13. Kingsley-nebechi-buzzfeed-black-history-month-illustration-itsnicethat-01 Illustration Kingsley Nebechi creates artwork for BuzzFeed to celebrate Black History Month
  14. Greta-thunberg-ice-statue-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous An ice statue of Greta Thunberg has been erected in Trafalgar Square
  15. Banksy-gross-domestic-product-art-itsnicethat-02 Art Banksy opens his own store, Gross Domestic Product, in wake of legal dispute
  16. Alex-chinneck---alphabetti-spaghetti-art-itsnicethat-04 Art Artist Alex Chinneck knots post boxes in London, Margate and Sheffield
  17. Uber-redesign-digital-itsnicethat-01 Digital Uber overhauls app design, simplifying interface and integrating Uber Eats
  18. Futurebrand-rugby-world-cup-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Futurebrand creates identity for the Rugby World Cup inspired by Mount Fuji
  19. Anomaly-portal-the-muppets-facebook-advertising-itsnicethat-03 Advertising The Muppets star in new ads for Facebook's video calling products, Portal
  20. Mattel-productdesign-itsnicethat-list Product Design Barbie manufacturer Mattel launches a new range of gender-neutral dolls
  21. Portrait-of-a-young-samurai_2-channel-video_-photo-credit-annet-gelink-itsnicethat-02 Art The UK's biggest art prize, Artes Mundi, announces its shortlist
  22. Es-devlin-memory-palace-art-itsnicethat-06 Art Es Devlin charts shifts in human perspective for installation at Pitzhanger Manor
  23. Born_free_the_bitter_bond_animation-itsnicethat-08 Animation Bawl at Engine and Zombie Studio’s heartbreaking animation for the Born Free Foundation
  24. Turbo-lesser-amman-library-graphic-design-itsnicethat-08 Graphic Design Turbo’s identity for the Lesser Amman Library is a masterclass in the potential of Arabic type
  25. Prophet-brand-relevance-index-itsnicethat-03 Graphic Design The NHS is now the UK’s most relevant brand, knocking Apple off top spot
  26. Abstract-netflix-film-itsnicethat-01 Film Hit Netflix show Abstract announces the six creatives starring in its second series
  27. Compost-daddy-(2018)-by-annie-mackinnon_-one-of-the-artists-selected-for-the-2019-bloomberg-new-contemporaries-exhibition.-image-courtesy-the-artist-and-new-contemporaries Art Artists Ben Rivers and Rana Begum on New Contemporaries 70th anniversary show
  28. Peter-blake-the-who-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-01 Graphic Design Peter Blake creates artwork for new album by The Who – the band’s first in 13 years
  29. Legacy-publication_26506 Graphic Design A Practice for Everyday Life on its visual identity for LDF project Legacy
  30. 01-list-img-template-margins-2-up Graphic Design Bureau Borsche and James Kerr give the Bavarian State Opera a new look (and it’s wild)
  31. Simon-landrein-goinggoinggone-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Bid on art at auction in the Simon Landrein-illustrated board game Going, Going, Gone!
  32. Heinz-beanz-muzeum-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous A pop-up Heinz Beanz Muzeum opens in London with a toast tunnel and bean ball pool
  33. Bon_iver_viisualiizer-gif-earth Digital Spotify visualises how fans are listening to new Bon Iver album through interactive website
  34. Mcdonaldsfrance-animation-itsnicethat-05 Animation Animator Matthieu Braccini creates 15 hypnotic GIFs for McDonald’s France
  35. 03-list-img-template-2-up-portrait Photography The Portrait of Britain prize announces its winners ahead of nationwide exhibition
  36. Everpress_5050_justice4grenfell_t-shirt_fundraiser_fashion%e2%80%93itsnicethat_list Fashion Gal-dem, Jean Jullien and Vicky Grout design T-shirts for Justice4Grenfell fundraiser
  37. Hamill-industries-floating-points-last-bloom-film-itsnicethat-01 Film Have your mind blown by Hamill Industries’ time-lapse video for Floating Points’ track Last Bloom
  38. Barbie-izzywheels-graphic-design-itsnicethat-01 Graphic Design Malika Favre and Hattie Stewart design wheelchair covers for Izzy Wheels and Barbie collab
  39. Raum-fur-illustration-its-sticky-exhibition-01 Exhibition 30 illustrators create stickers for show at new Hamburg gallery Raum für Illustration
  40. Theguardian-illustrationprize-itsnicethat-list Illustration The Guardian launches new illustration prize
  41. Barkbox-praise-dog-advertising-itsnicethat-01 Advertising The NYC Gay Men’s Chorus sang odes to pups for BarkBox’s National Dog Day campaign
  42. Marion-jdanoff-guerre-publication-itsnicethat-08 Publication Marion Jdanoff’s book Guerre is a touching portrayal of friendship through illness
  43. Netflix_thedarkcrystal_exhibition_itsnicethat_01 Exhibition Puppets from Netflix's reboot of The Dark Crystal go on show at the BFI
  44. Ap_xra_fullnames Event Rankin, Antony Gormley and Mr Bingo donate works to Extinction Rebellion auction
  45. Thomyorke Publication Radiohead’s Thom Yorke enlists Luca Guadagnino and George Monbiot for new zine
  46. Assemble_allonamardigrasday_exhibitions_itsnicethat_02 Exhibition Assemble, Do Ho Suh and Studio Micat to create installations at V&A for LDF
  47. Netflix-abstract-film-itsnicethat-03 Film Netflix’s art and design documentary series Abstract returns for a second season
  48. Laurencephilomene-puberty-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Testosterone and the trans gaze: Laurence Philomène on photographing non-binary joy
  49. Emilyannhoffman-blackheads-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Emily Ann Hoffman’s stop motion short Blackheads depicts a break-up through popping zits
  50. 05_the-bold-visual-identity-for-design-can-was-designed-by-not-flat-3_zetteler_20190812 Digital Design Can is out to tackle the design industry’s lack of representation
  51. John-mavroudis-enough-time-cover-illustration-itsnicethat-01 Publication Time Magazine demands an end to mass shootings with cover by artist John Mavroudis
  52. Artfinder-branding-postersflat Art Artfinder becomes the art world's first B Corporation for ethical business practices
  53. Yk-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation YK Animation’s short film imagines a conspiracy fuelled alternative to the final moon landing
  54. Google-maps-live-view-digital-itsnicethat-03 Digital Google Maps launches AR walking directions so you’ll never get lost again
  55. Petracollins-baron-itsnicethat-list Publication Bondage, briefs and brides: Sandra Leko on her design for Petra Collins’ edition of Baron
  56. Wangandsoderstrom-oceanplastics-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Wang & Söderström on their watery identity and exhibition design for Ocean Plastics
  57. 01-list-img-template-margins-2-up Graphic Design Nike commissions seven creatives to design Air Max trainers inspired by art movements
  58. Listnew-extinction-rebellion-acquisitions-go-on-display-at-the-v_a.-photo-by-chris-j-ratcliffegetty-images-for-the-v_a-(11) Miscellaneous The V&A acquires XR branding, while creatives gear up for September climate strikes
  59. Huge-london-boris-johnson-brand-guidelines-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Huge London creates spoof brand guidelines for new PM Boris Johnson
  60. 01-list-img-template-margins-2-up Exhibition Print Club London enlists 30 artists for Help Refugees fundraiser
  61. Not-on-sunday-scouts-on-the-moon-graphic-design-itsnicethat-00 Graphic Design NotOnSunday celebrates the moon landing’s 50th anniversary with three badges for the Scouts
  62. Olafur-eliasson-the-weather-project-art-itsnicethat-02 Art From declaring climate emergency to sacking off Sackler, this week, the art world showed some spine
  63. Silent-voice-kyoto-animation-itsnicethat-02 Animation Tributes pour in for the 33 people lost in Kyoto Animation blaze
  64. Vanda-pick-of-the-litter-events-itsnicethat-02 Events The V&A’s next Friday Late explores our obsession with pets
  65. Ce%cc%81sar_di%cc%81az_mele%cc%81ndez_muedra_animation_itsnicethat_list Animation César Díaz Meléndez on battling the elements for open-air stop-frame animation Muedra
  66. Theneatreview-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication New magic mag The Neat Review wants to show you the humans behind the tricks
  67. Metis-foundry-graphic-desing-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Simon Bent of Australian foundry Metis on taking type to the limits of legibility
  68. Chintis_lundgreen_manivald_animation_itsnicethat-list Animation Chintis Lundgren animates a love triangle between a fox, his mum and a hot plumber
  69. Sarah-hingley-the-quest-for-cheesy-chips-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Go on a quest for cheesy chips with Sarah Hingley’s choose your own adventure zine
  70. Brestbrestbrest-malraux-2019-graphic-design-itsnicethat-02 Graphic Design Graphics studio Brest Brest Brest injects some silliness into French cultural institutions
  71. Beckyandjoe-trolli-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Enter the saccharine lunacy of Becky and Joe’s idents for Trolli sweets
  72. Lakin-ogunbanwo-e-wa-wo-mi-photography-itsnicethat-10 Photography Lakin Ogunbanwo’s bridal portraits reflect the diversity of Nigerian traditions
  73. List Graphic Design Dual Room’s Emmanuel Crivelli on the influence of Swiss graphic traditions on his practice
  74. Camille-walala-walala-lounge-design-itsnicethat-list Product Design Camille Walala to turn Mayfair street into an “open-air living room” for London Design Festival
  75. Jon-frickey-cat-days-neko-no-hi-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Jon Frickey animates the Kafkaesque tale of a dad who discovers his son is in fact a cat
  76. Banksy-seasons-greetings-mural-relocated-port-talbot-art-itsnicethat-01 Art Banksy’s Season’s Greetings mural to be relocated to Port Talbot gallery
  77. Now-political-skakedown-digital-its-nice-that-03 Digital Throw milkshakes at fascists with Now’s Political Shakedown game for Stop Hate UK
  78. List-gillette-first-shave-advertising-its-nice-that-01 Advertising A father teaches his transgender son to shave in Gillette’s touching new ad
  79. Olgac-bozalp-on-going-home-leaving-one-for-another-photography-its-nice-that-00 Photography Three creatives explore their own experiences of migration through new photo series Home
  80. 01-list-img-template-margins-2-up Graphic Design EUnited is a poster campaign that aims to get young people voting