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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. Um-bloom-uk-report-miscellaneous-01 Miscellaneous Sixty per cent of creatives feel they face unfair barriers due to their background, report finds
  2. Tom-chancellor-minirig-small-rave-massive-advertising-itsnicethat-01 Advertising Director Tom Chancellor stages a rave at a model village for Minirig ad
  3. Checkland-kindleysides-byron-rebrand-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Checkland Kindleysides rebrands Byron encouraging people to eat together
  4. Anna-christmas-party-dog Event Anna Money is hosting a freelancers' Christmas party that can be written off as an expense
  5. Raum-fur-illustration-a-zine-library-publication-itsnicethat-01 Publication A zine library opens in Hamburg to give visitors access to global DIY publications
  6. Luca-schenardi-lina-mueller-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Luca Schenardi and Lina Mueller's collaborative illustrations capture the spirit of the mountains
  7. List Graphic Design Camera Arhiva is an archive of printed matter from Romania’s communist era
  8. Vincent-schwenk-vitaly-grossmann-material-exploration-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Vincent Schwenk and Vitaly Grossmann animate 3D scans with incredible believability
  9. Ikki-kobayashi-between-black-and-white-graphic-design-itsnicethat-lisr Graphic Design Ikki Kobayashi’s new series investigates the tension between shapes and negative space
  10. 2019-royal-designers-for-industry-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-01 Illustration Illustrator Tom Gauld and War Horse designer Paule Constable named among 2019 Royal Designers for Industry
  11. Jimmy-turrell-out-of-control-chemical-brothers-animation-list Animation New Chemical Brothers Out of Control video transports us to the Second Summer of Love
  12. Sky-christmas-ad-et-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising Sky's emotional Christmas ad reunites ET and Elliot 37 years later
  13. Crack-magazine-archives-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Crack Magazine celebrates ten years in the biz with a book of its boundary-pushing shoots
  14. Clever-franke-eurovision-2020-identity-graphic-design-list Graphic Design Clever Franke creates Eurovision 2020 identity based on participants’ national flags
  15. Alex-slobzheninovn-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list2 Graphic Design Alex Slobzheninov on creating type to echo changes in visual culture
  16. A5-jens-muller-west-berlin-grafik-design-publication-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design A5’s new book West-Berlin Grafik-Design is a visual time capsule from post-war Germany
  17. Img_9881-2-edit Miscellaneous Make yourself heard: we take a look at the creative projects encouraging people to vote
  18. Oscar-still2 Advertising Oscar the Grouch becomes an unlikely art star in Squarespace’s charming new ad
  19. List Graphic Design Dorothy creates “song map” of the UK using more than 1,400 track titles
  20. Liana-finck-animate-objects-the-new-yorker-digital-itsnicethat-01 Digital The New Yorker launches AR app that voices the secret thoughts of inanimate objects
  21. Sarah-lippett-a-puff-of-smoke-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Sarah Lippett's graphic novel A Puff of Smoke is a heartbreaking journey through illness
  22. Virginie-kypriotis-foal-like-lightening-video-animation-itsnicethat-01 Animation Virginie Kypriotis’ animated video for Foals inspires people to rise up against climate change
  23. Cristian-turdera-peta-real-animal-sounds-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration The Community creates brutal kids’ book for Peta featuring the screams of animals
  24. List Graphic Design Map revealing the dark side of Amazon Echo wins Designs of the Year 2019
  25. Myriam-boulous-lebanese-revolution-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography What Myriam Boulos’ shots of the Lebanese revolution tell us about photojournalistic ethics
  26. Craig-gibson-cherry-shows-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Craig Gibson shows his strength for putting strangers at ease
  27. List Graphic Design “Less is enough”: New York’s Edition Studio on graphic design as an editing process
  28. Virginia-hanusik-a-receding-coast-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Virginia Hanusik’s shots of Louisiana challenge disaster-focused depictions of climate change
  29. Stefanie-gutheil-art-itsnicethat-list Art Stefanie Gutheil uses oil paintings to explore the masks we wear to fit in
  30. Natalia-pawlak-graphic-design-itsnicethat-07 Graphic Design Polish graphic designer Natalia Pawlak on bad taste and reinterpreting Polish kitsch
  31. Stevie-gee-essy-may-james-bks-new-breed-animation-itsnicethat-01 Animation Stevie Gee and Essy May animate a meticulously intricate video for James BKS track New Breed
  32. Stack-awards-winners-publication-list Publication Flaneur wins big at the Stack Awards, with prizes for Fukt, MacGuffin and Victory Journal
  33. Kesselskramer-humania-nemo-graphic-design-itsnicethat-01 Graphic Design KesselsKramer's campaign for Nemo Science Museum celebrates weird body facts
  34. Pentagram-warner-bros-rebrand-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Pentagram rebrands Warner Bros. with a “sleek and clean” update to its shield logo
  35. Joana-choumali-prix-pictet-prize-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Joana Choumali becomes the first African photographer to win the Prix Pictet Prize
  36. Pay-gap-pound_presskitprint_20191107_cmyk_two-coins_20191108 Product Design Mr President mints fake pound coins worth 82p to highlight Equal Pay Day
  37. Universal-thirst-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Meet Universal Thirst, the Bangalore and Reykjavik-based foundry offering a dual perspective on type
  38. Adam-and-eve-ddb-dougal-wilson-excitable-edgar-john-lewis-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising The John Lewis Christmas ad stars a flame-incontinent dragon, a singed tree and a shot at redemption
  39. W-e-b-du-bois-charting-black-lives-house-of-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Back in 1900, activist W. E. B. Du Bois was using infographics to challenge white supremacy
  40. Tomorrow-bureau-xtreme-scenario-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital Watch Tomorrow Bureau’s obsessive and macabre ode to technical outdoor gear
  41. Mpc-juventus-palace-adidas-shared-goals-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising MPC makes tongue-in-cheek ad for Juventus’ new Palace and Adidas collaborative kit
  42. Gillian-wearing-george-eliot-bbc-film-itsnicethat-list Film Artist Gillian Wearing creates experimental documentary about George Eliot for the BBC
  43. Mother-silence-the-critics-ikea-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising Ornaments voiced by D Double E diss their owners in Mother’s Ikea Christmas ad
  44. Facebook_rebrand_wordmark_redesign_dalton_maag_saffron_graphic-design_itsnicethat_list Graphic Design Facebook rebrands to distinguish the company from the app
  45. Mariah-carey-walkers-christmas-ad-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising Mariah Carey stars in Joseph Kahn and AMV BBDO’s Walkers Christmas ad
  46. List Advertising Drum roll please... it's The&Partnership's dream-inspired Christmas ad for Argos
  47. Noel-fielding-dont-walk-walk-art-itsnicethat-list Art Noel Fielding on his Halloween-themed art show, Bake Off and Boosh
  48. Insight-report-lecture-in-progress-2019-state-of-work-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous New report investigates the mental health implications of remote working
  49. Meg-franse-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Let Oakland-based illustrator Meg Fransee put a smile on your face with her joyful characters
  50. Terra-fondriest-ozark-life-project-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Terra Fondriest celebrates quirky yet relatable family life in the Ozark mountains
  51. Dan-tobin-smith-nyx-void-film-itsnicethat-list Film Dan Tobin Smith and NYX reveal the etherial physicality of gemstones in new collaborative track
  52. Constance-tenvik-riche-lunch-sessions-art-itsnicethat-list Art Constance Tenvik serves up portraits of diners at the Riche Lunch Sessions
  53. Ebisu-yoshikazu-the-pits-of-hell-breakdown-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Faint of heart? Look away, it's Ebisu Yoshikazu's The Pits of Hell
  54. G-design-studio-state-orchestra-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Athens-based G Design Studio on colour, cliches and learning through teaching
  55. List Publication Hardcore Fanzine documents three incredible years of music zine Good and Plenty
  56. Sarula-bao-real-chinese-food-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Sarula Bao’s Real Chinese Food is a zine about take-out, shame and diaspora identity
  57. Kristina_bold_conrad_haddaway_sherwin_teo_world_stroke_day_typeface_graphic_design_itsnicethat1 Graphic Design Kristina Bold is a typeface modelled on its namesake’s post-stroke handwriting
  58. Matthew-casteel-american-interiors-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Matthew Casteel shoots “psychological portraits” of US veterans via the interiors of their cars
  59. 8 Graphic Design Uncommon encourages families to talk with TV listing-inspired print ads for ITV
  60. The-male-scholarship-sharp-graphic-design-itsnicethat-04 Graphic Design Sharp Type launches new scholarship to support women of colour entering the type industry
  61. Stephen-isaac-wilson-ajamu-joyful-insurrection-film-itsnicethat-list Film Watch Stephen Isaac-Wilson’s filmic celebration of the Black Pervert's Network (NSFW)
  62. Christophniemann-the-breakup-the-new-york-times-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Christoph Niemann creates an illustrated guide to Brexit for The New York Times
  63. List Graphic Design Seoul-based design studio Press Room explores meaning through the physical
  64. Viktor-naumovski_autonmous-photograph_itsnicethat-list Photography Welcome to the dark and absurd world of Macedonian photographer Viktor Naumovski
  65. Nadia-huggins-circa-no-home-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Nadia Huggins shoots adolescent vulnerability in the “strange sci-fi” of the ocean
  66. 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
  67. Designstudio-nectar-rebrand-graphic-design-itsnicethat-06 Graphic Design DesignStudio rebrands loyalty scheme Nectar with a “cheeky personality”
  68. Camille-walala-end-youth-homelessness-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-01 Graphic Design Camille Walala creates maze-inspired poster campaign for End Youth Homelessness
  69. Somesuch-iamwill-peoplesvote-advertising-itsnicethat-02 Advertising Dan Emmerson directs feisty short #IAmWill for the People’s Vote campaign
  70. Aesop-unseen-stories-advertising-itsnicethat-list-2 Advertising Aesop’s campaign for anti-trafficking charity Unseen makes “Insta-poetry” sinister
  71. Nice-shit-characters-jelly-london-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation FIG rebrands Ketel One Vodka using hand-drawn doodles with animation from Niceshit
  72. Adobe-block-venezuela-digital-itsnicethat-02 Digital Adobe is blocked in Venezuela following new US sanctions
  73. Alan-titchmarsh-adidas-gardening-club-fashion-itsnicethat-list Fashion Alan Titchmarsh stars in new campaign for Adidas’ Gardening Club collection
  74. List Graphic Design The Digital Fairy brands taboo-breaking #FreePeriodStories campaign
  75. List Advertising Skateboarding dogs and an invitation to “chill”: it’s the Churchill rebrand
  76. Ethan-stuart-art-itsnicethat-07 Art Ethan Stuart paints “the magical realism” of believing in a higher power
  77. 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”
  78. Kingsley-nebechi-buzzfeed-black-history-month-illustration-itsnicethat-01 Illustration Kingsley Nebechi creates artwork for BuzzFeed to celebrate Black History Month
  79. Greta-thunberg-ice-statue-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous An ice statue of Greta Thunberg has been erected in Trafalgar Square
  80. Banksy-gross-domestic-product-art-itsnicethat-02 Art Banksy opens his own store, Gross Domestic Product, in wake of legal dispute