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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. Anomaly-portal-the-muppets-facebook-advertising-itsnicethat-03 Advertising The Muppets star in new ads for Facebook's video calling products, Portal
  2. Mattel-productdesign-itsnicethat-list Product Design Barbie manufacturer Mattel launches a new range of gender-neutral dolls
  3. 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
  4. Es-devlin-memory-palace-art-itsnicethat-06 Art Es Devlin charts shifts in human perspective for installation at Pitzhanger Manor
  5. Born_free_the_bitter_bond_animation-itsnicethat-08 Animation Bawl at Engine and Zombie Studio’s heartbreaking animation for the Born Free Foundation
  6. 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
  7. Prophet-brand-relevance-index-itsnicethat-03 Graphic Design The NHS is now the UK’s most relevant brand, knocking Apple off top spot
  8. Abstract-netflix-film-itsnicethat-01 Film Hit Netflix show Abstract announces the six creatives starring in its second series
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Legacy-publication_26506 Graphic Design A Practice for Everyday Life on its visual identity for LDF project Legacy
  12. 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)
  13. Simon-landrein-goinggoinggone-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Bid on art at auction in the Simon Landrein-illustrated board game Going, Going, Gone!
  14. Heinz-beanz-muzeum-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous A pop-up Heinz Beanz Muzeum opens in London with a toast tunnel and bean ball pool
  15. Bon_iver_viisualiizer-gif-earth Digital Spotify visualises how fans are listening to new Bon Iver album through interactive website
  16. Mcdonaldsfrance-animation-itsnicethat-05 Animation Animator Matthieu Braccini creates 15 hypnotic GIFs for McDonald’s France
  17. 03-list-img-template-2-up-portrait Photography The Portrait of Britain prize announces its winners ahead of nationwide exhibition
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Barbie-izzywheels-graphic-design-itsnicethat-01 Graphic Design Malika Favre and Hattie Stewart design wheelchair covers for Izzy Wheels and Barbie collab
  21. Raum-fur-illustration-its-sticky-exhibition-01 Exhibition 30 illustrators create stickers for show at new Hamburg gallery Raum für Illustration
  22. Theguardian-illustrationprize-itsnicethat-list Illustration The Guardian launches new illustration prize
  23. Barkbox-praise-dog-advertising-itsnicethat-01 Advertising The NYC Gay Men’s Chorus sang odes to pups for BarkBox’s National Dog Day campaign
  24. Marion-jdanoff-guerre-publication-itsnicethat-08 Publication Marion Jdanoff’s book Guerre is a touching portrayal of friendship through illness
  25. Netflix_thedarkcrystal_exhibition_itsnicethat_01 Exhibition Puppets from Netflix's reboot of The Dark Crystal go on show at the BFI
  26. Ap_xra_fullnames Event Rankin, Antony Gormley and Mr Bingo donate works to Extinction Rebellion auction
  27. Thomyorke Publication Radiohead’s Thom Yorke enlists Luca Guadagnino and George Monbiot for new zine
  28. Assemble_allonamardigrasday_exhibitions_itsnicethat_02 Exhibition Assemble, Do Ho Suh and Studio Micat to create installations at V&A for LDF
  29. Netflix-abstract-film-itsnicethat-03 Film Netflix’s art and design documentary series Abstract returns for a second season
  30. Laurencephilomene-puberty-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Testosterone and the trans gaze: Laurence Philomène on photographing non-binary joy
  31. Emilyannhoffman-blackheads-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Emily Ann Hoffman’s stop motion short Blackheads depicts a break-up through popping zits
  32. 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
  33. John-mavroudis-enough-time-cover-illustration-itsnicethat-01 Publication Time Magazine demands an end to mass shootings with cover by artist John Mavroudis
  34. Artfinder-branding-postersflat Art Artfinder becomes the art world's first B Corporation for ethical business practices
  35. Yk-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation YK Animation’s short film imagines a conspiracy fuelled alternative to the final moon landing
  36. Google-maps-live-view-digital-itsnicethat-03 Digital Google Maps launches AR walking directions so you’ll never get lost again
  37. Petracollins-baron-itsnicethat-list Publication Bondage, briefs and brides: Sandra Leko on her design for Petra Collins’ edition of Baron
  38. Wangandsoderstrom-oceanplastics-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Wang & Söderström on their watery identity and exhibition design for Ocean Plastics
  39. 01-list-img-template-margins-2-up Graphic Design Nike commissions seven creatives to design Air Max trainers inspired by art movements
  40. 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
  41. Huge-london-boris-johnson-brand-guidelines-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Huge London creates spoof brand guidelines for new PM Boris Johnson
  42. 01-list-img-template-margins-2-up Exhibition Print Club London enlists 30 artists for Help Refugees fundraiser
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. Silent-voice-kyoto-animation-itsnicethat-02 Animation Tributes pour in for the 33 people lost in Kyoto Animation blaze
  46. Vanda-pick-of-the-litter-events-itsnicethat-02 Events The V&A’s next Friday Late explores our obsession with pets
  47. 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
  48. Theneatreview-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication New magic mag The Neat Review wants to show you the humans behind the tricks
  49. Metis-foundry-graphic-desing-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Simon Bent of Australian foundry Metis on taking type to the limits of legibility
  50. Chintis_lundgreen_manivald_animation_itsnicethat-list Animation Chintis Lundgren animates a love triangle between a fox, his mum and a hot plumber
  51. 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
  52. Brestbrestbrest-malraux-2019-graphic-design-itsnicethat-02 Graphic Design Graphics studio Brest Brest Brest injects some silliness into French cultural institutions
  53. Beckyandjoe-trolli-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Enter the saccharine lunacy of Becky and Joe’s idents for Trolli sweets
  54. Lakin-ogunbanwo-e-wa-wo-mi-photography-itsnicethat-10 Photography Lakin Ogunbanwo’s bridal portraits reflect the diversity of Nigerian traditions
  55. List Graphic Design Dual Room’s Emmanuel Crivelli on the influence of Swiss graphic traditions on his practice
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. Banksy-seasons-greetings-mural-relocated-port-talbot-art-itsnicethat-01 Art Banksy’s Season’s Greetings mural to be relocated to Port Talbot gallery
  59. Now-political-skakedown-digital-its-nice-that-03 Digital Throw milkshakes at fascists with Now’s Political Shakedown game for Stop Hate UK
  60. List-gillette-first-shave-advertising-its-nice-that-01 Advertising A father teaches his transgender son to shave in Gillette’s touching new ad
  61. 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
  62. 01-list-img-template-margins-2-up Graphic Design EUnited is a poster campaign that aims to get young people voting
  63. List Animation We catch up with Saiman Chow about his latest adventures in psychedelic animation
  64. Sasha-arutyunova-the-home-stretch-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Sasha Arutyunova shoots “a microcosm of American inequality” at the racecourse
  65. 03list Animation Kelsi Phụng and Fabien Corre on their heartbreaking coming out film
  66. List2 Art Wilfrid Wood’s new book collects charming and cheeky drawings of his boyfriend Theo
  67. Elena_subach_grandmothers_on_the_edge-of-heaven-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography Elena Subach shoots Ukrainian grannies to bridge the generation gap
  68. List Animation Nate Milton’s short film Eli is a personal tale of mental illness, racoons and alien abduction
  69. Smaillist Publication Alessandro Bo’s photo book Smail captures the last inhabitants of a Bohemian enclave
  70. Patrick-d-keyes-work-illustration-itsnicethat-01 Illustration Patch D Keyes creates work for the most interesting names in the music biz
  71. Manvsmachine-castello-cheddar-advertising-itsnicethat-02 Advertising It’s cheese but not as you know it: ManvsMachine’s TV ads for Castello
  72. Inflatables Animation Zero to 60 in six months: designer Eva Cremers on learning 3D animation
  73. Hugh-frost-ltbl1 Illustration Hugh Frost illustrates the trippy and cryptic for Cymru Robert’s new novella
  74. Anna-degnbol-collapse-rebuild-flunkie-video-animation-itsnicethatlist Animation Anna Degnbol’s music video for Flunkie is like “napping in the sun and having a weird dream”
  75. Mogu-takahashi-a-little-hat-on-you-art-itsnicethat-list2 Art Welcome to the charming, wonky world of self-taught artist Mogu Takahashi
  76. Harmony-korine-gucci-publication-itsnicethat-01 Publication Harmony Korine has created a book for Gucci and it's wonderfully weird
  77. Burger-king-real-meal-advertising-its-nice-that-02 Advertising Burger King trolls McDonald’s while nodding to mental health issues in new campaign
  78. Jeremy-mickel-mckl-forest-young-redaction-typeface-graphic-design-itsnicethat-01-1 Graphic Design Typeface Redaction charts the history and abuses of the US criminal justice system
  79. Grey-hutton-purim-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Grey Hutton gives us a joyful glimpse into the Jewish festival of Purim
  80. Joana-avillez-a-sardinha-zinha-illustration-itsnicethat-07 Illustration Joana Avillez’s A Sardinha Zinha is an illustrated ode to Portuguese idioms