Championing creativity

AdvertisingAnimationArtGraphic DesignIllustrationPhotography

View all categories

Lucy Bourton

Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 and became a staff writer in October 2016. She graduated from Chelsea College of art with a degree in Graphic Design Communication and has previously worked at Rough Trade. Lucy is particularly interested in graphic design, typography and illustration. Contact her if you have a suggestion for the It’s Nice That Friday Mixtape.

  1. Alicezoo-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Alice Zoo documents the real day-to-day lives of performers in a travelling circus
  2. Its-nice-that-found-in-adobe-stock-visual-identity-anna-haifisch-list Found in Adobe Stock "Logos date like clothes": Six designers debate what makes an ideal brand identity
  3. Maximilianvirgili-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography Maximilian Virgili on photographing the romance and randomness of Mexico
  4. Anyways-milotargett-fora-animation-itsnicethat-list-img Animation Anyways animates the rich history of Soho and Spitalfields for Fora
  5. Alexgoddard-abscence-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Alex Goddard's latest short shows what really happens when "absence makes the heart grow fonder"
  6. Giacomogamberini-thenewyorktimes-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Giacomo Gambineri on shifting his creative career from graphic designer to illustrator
  7. Ianbirch-uncovered-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ian Birch takes us through a line-up of revolutionary magazine covers
  8. Steviedix-devilsdetails-art-itsnicethat-list Art Stevie Dix's paintings have the ability to "hiss and speak of forbidden temptations"
  9. Hichamfaraj-compulsoryfigures-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Hicham Faraj designs a typeface inspired by the figure 8 movement of ice skaters
  10. Stephwilson-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Steph Wilson photographs the “boiled sweets and dehydrated piss”-like quality of salt lakes
  11. Webecameaware-occupationandhospitality-publication-itsnicethat-04 Publication We Became Aware's latest publication is a book to be investigated and pulled apart
  12. Danielgebhartdekoekkoek-betterlivingwithalpacas-photography-itsnicethat-03 Photography Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek shows how your life could be better living with an alpaca
  13. Faberstories-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Faber & Faber releases a compendium of delicately designed short stories for its 90th birthday
  14. Oliwiabober-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Oliwia Bober's illustrations combine Polish folklore and her personal feelings
  15. Hotpotato-publication-itsnicethat-09 Publication Hot Potato: the newspaper covering current affairs in a whole new way
  16. Kimgehrig-vivalavulva-advertising-itsnicethat-02 Film Kim Gehrig's latest advert is an eclectic, inclusive ode to the vulva
  17. Annasullivan-hillandaubrey-stiltwalkers-zeitmagazine-photography-list Photography Anna Sullivan creates a look back at the fascinating tradition of stilt walking shepherds
  18. Int-roty-sophyhollington-listimage Review of the Year 2018 Sophy Hollington on learning to be creatively fulfilled while earning a living in 2018
  19. Int-adobe-listimage_724x474 Found in Adobe Stock We ask Duncan Cowles to create the ultimate Christmas ad, using only Adobe Stock and some expert advice
  20. Vice-redesign-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Vice magazine's creative team talks us through its new and unexpectedly different redesign
  21. Mixtape_template_benediktluft_(1) Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Benedikt Luft's mix of tunes from his teenage years
  22. Annarhodes-absolut-setdesign-list Set Design Anna Rhodes on designing a time-travelling set for Oscar Hudson's new Absolut advert
  23. Alexjenkins-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Alex Gamsu Jenkins’ comics remind us of how gross we really are
  24. Riposte-exhibition-list Exhibition Riposte's line-up for exhibition with Amnesty International is ridiculously good
  25. Ieuanlewisgeorgewarren-uki-animation-itsnicethat-10 Animation The animated short giving Isle of Dogs a run for its money
  26. Tracy_ma_list_img Graphic Design Laughing at the world of graphic design with Tracy Ma
  27. Miriamjacobi-lucashesse-symbiosis-graphicdesign-illustration-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Miriam Jacobi and Lucas Hesse translate symbiosis using a myriad of visual processes
  28. Ruthvanbeek-howtodotheflowers-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ruth Van Beek's latest book approaches her archive both abstractly and practically
  29. Hey-publication-itsnicethat-list2 Publication Helvetica, pattern, shapes and more: Hey studio's book reflects on its practice
  30. Batterseaartscentre-posterarchive-muvverspride-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Scroll through 125 years of typographic styles in Battersea Arts Centre's poster archive
  31. Miwonyoon-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Miwon Yoon's delicate food illustrations are a treasure to zoom in on
  32. Felixsalut-galapagosgame-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Experimental designer Felix Salut launches typographic Galapagos Game
  33. Jordyvandennieuwendijk-there'sasnakeinmyboot-art-itsnicethat-list Art Jordy van den Nieuwendijk's first-ever UK solo show opens tomorrow
  34. Studioyukiko-sofamagazine-publication-itsnicethat-12 Ones To Watch 2018 Studio Yukiko flexes its aesthetic limbs for the latest issue of Sofa magazine
  35. Mixtape_template_bradley-2 Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Australian designer Bradley Pinkerton's welcomes the summer
  36. Germesgang-list3 Illustration Anonymous illustrators Germes Gang “perceive everything related to contemporary life traumatic"
  37. Bradleykerl-art-itsnicethat-list Art Artist Bradley Kerl on swapping his Texan surroundings for Tuscany
  38. Thenewyorktimesmagazine-designandtechissue-publication-itsnicethat-list-1 Publication The New York Times Magazine's Ben Grandgenett takes us through its design and tech issue
  39. Ingoraschka-2012-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Ingo Raschka’s hand-painted cel animation explores the expectations of a Tinder date
  40. Kenkagami-bartworks-illustration-itsnicethat-list2 Illustration Works of Bart: Ken Kagami's multiple, slightly mad illustrations of Bart Simpson
  41. Paika-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list2 Graphic Design Graphic design studio Pa-i-ka always purposefully changes its creative output
  42. Tbm Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Vanessa Carlton and Godflesh combine thanks to The Beautiful Meme
  43. Lukeboland-laiking-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Luke Boland communicates industrialisation through his expansive photographs
  44. Timothyseano'connell-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Timothy Sean O'Connell photographs Ireland through the eyes of a first generation Irish American
  45. Courtneybarnett-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Courtney Barnett discusses her love for illustrators, animators and her own creativity too
  46. Madethought-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Combining thoughtful design and big business: an interview with Made Thought
  47. Mollymatalon Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: photographer Molly Matalon's mix for wandering around New York in fall
  48. Jeanjulien-gib-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Jean Jullien's new exhibition plays with perception and we have no idea what's going on
  49. Patrickdoyle-max-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Makina releases an intimately warm photography book by the late Patrick Doyle
  50. Ditto-pcerotic-monsterratromina-publication-itsnicethat Publication "Oh how far we've cum!": PC Erotic magazine questions human sexuality and technology (NSFW)
  51. Wieden_kenndedy-rxbar-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-14 Graphic Design This is an article about Wieden+Kennedy’s clever ad campaign - No B.S
  52. Evelyndragan-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Evelyn Dragan’s joyfully ethereal photographs focus in on nonverbal details
  53. Davebell-kesselskramer-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Dave Bell's bookshelf provides unlikely sources of inspiration
  54. Modmag-nationalgeographic-publication-events-itsnicethat-list Publication Inventing and reinventing magazines: our highlights from this year's ModMag
  55. Superimpose-adidasoriginalsxtfl-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising Superimpose creates "hyper-local" campaign for Adidas Original and TFL collaboration
  56. Klauskremmerz-theswimmer-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Klaus Kremmerz illustrates his first book, The Swimmer
  57. Groupeccc-novembre-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Groupe CCC add a graphic design edge to Novembre Magazine
  58. Timothe%cc%81echalamet-harrystyles-i-d-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Timothée Chalamet interviewed by Harry Styles? i-D magazine breaks the internet
  59. Manvsmachine-eyebuydirect-animation-itsnicethat-list Advertising ManvsMachine adds a character design string to its bow in new campaign
  60. Caitoppermann-rapha-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Cait Oppermann's shoot for Rapha shows how beneficial creative freedom from brands can be
  61. Andydixon-alchemy-patronshomelondon-art-itsnicethat-list Art Andy Dixon's paintings portray luxury, despite their ubiquitous subjects
  62. Carolinetompkins-missamerica-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Caroline Tompkins photographs the madness of Miss America
  63. Olimpiazagnoli-barilla-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Olimpia Zagnoli discusses her work with Barilla, a brand she previously boycotted
  64. Pauliinaholma Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: illustrator Pauliina Holma's comfy mix to curl up to
  65. Beatriceminger-hieersasser-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Why are people in the press always pointing at things? This book explores the matter
  66. Laurakuusk-popupbook-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Artist Laura Kuusk creates a pop-up book using Google image search
  67. Toroymoi-freelance-photogbyjeffleedscohn-film-itsnicethat-list Film Behind the scenes of Harry Israelson's latest video for Toro Y Moi
  68. Tishmurtha-elswickkids-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Tish Murtha's Elswick Kids portrays "the joy and freedom of childhood"
  69. Micaiahcarter-personal-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Micaiah Carter is a photographer with purpose and a great portfolio to boot
  70. Lindsay-issuetwo-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication A look inside the new issue of Lindsay, made by a publishing polymath
  71. Lauralewis Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Photographer Laura Lewis makes us a soundtrack for Japanese love hotels
  72. Annukilpela%cc%88inen-oceanontheright-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Annu Kilpeläinen intricately illustrates everything from dick pics to car interiors
  73. Theworldofapartamento-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication A peek inside Apartamento magazine’s new blockbuster book
  74. Oscarhudson-ottolenghi-loylecarner-film-itsnicethat-list Film Oscar Hudson reveals (some) of the secrets behind his video for Loyle Carner
  75. Janetdelaney-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography “Staying vocal is essential”: Janet Delaney's empowering photographs of 1980s marches
  76. Charliekwai-truelove-photography-itsnicethat-12_copy Photography Charlie Kwai's latest series "flirts with a seductive facade of Chinatown"
  77. Jpbonino-louta-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography More insane – and insanely good – work from photographer JP Bonino
  78. Matthoughton-handsupchindown-film-itsnicethat-list Film Matt Houghton's latest film explores the wild combination of brutality and care in boxing
  79. Stephwilson-photography-itsnicethat-list World Mental Health Day 2018 Steph Wilson speaks honestly about her relationship with mental health and photography
  80. Janbuchzik-illustration-worldmentalhealthday-itsnicethat-list World Mental Health Day 2018 Jan Buchczik on how illustration helped him be at ease with himself