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Lucy Bourton

Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art with a degree in graphic design communication. In October 2016 she became a staff writer on the editorial team and in January 2019 was made It’s Nice That’s deputy editor. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about new and upcoming creative projects or editorial ideas for the site.

  1. Aysengerlach-justlookin-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Just Lookin': Aysen Gerlach's publication explores queer aesthetics in mainstream media
  2. Bentheillustrator-illustrator'ssurvey-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Illustrators are gaining more work but still not earning enough: Ben the Illustrator releases his annual survey
  3. Patrickfry-brickindex-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Patrick Fry unearths our new favourite design gem: bricks!
  4. Sundancefilmfestival-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Sundance Film Festival's creative director talks us through its recent identity led by “team humility”
  5. Its-nice-that_jody_quon_new-york_iwd_list-img International Women's Day Learning to trust journalistic and humanistic instinct with New York magazine's Jody Quon
  6. Laylahamirchih-illustration-itsnicethat-list International Women's Day Illustrator Laylah Amarchih keeps inspired by setting herself a brief each week
  7. Philippejarrigeon-klarna-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography How do you advertise a Swedish bank? With Snoop Dogg and Afghan hounds
  8. Vimeo_alex_prager_its-nice-that Film Vimeo launches its first ever brand campaign shot by Alex Prager
  9. Filthymedia-brightonandhovefootballclub-filthyseagulldisplay-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Brighton and Hove Albion has a new typeface: Filthy Seagull Display
  10. Cynthiaalfonso-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Cynthia Alfonso's work bridges the gap between comics illustrations and animation
  11. Alicetye-mononoaware-art-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Alice Tye's new exhibition presents the everyday details from a trip to Japan
  12. Esdevlin-londondesignbienalle-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Es Devlin announced as artistic director of London Design Biennale 2020
  13. Williamlyall-freelandsfoundation-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design William Lyall combines the contemporary graphic design landscape with historical references
  14. Int-otw-andreaartemisiolistimage Ones to Watch 2019 “The character is already there”: Andrea Artemisio builds narrative, attitude and tone in his photographs
  15. Int-otw-natsaichieza-listimage Ones to Watch 2019 How two RCA graduates formed one design mind as Regular Practice
  16. Chrisbrooks-thebrookspressofwirksworth-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Chris Brooks has spent a decade rediscovering his family's 100-year-old printing press
  17. Tomiungerer-nadineredlich-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration In memory of Tomi Ungerer, eight illustrators share their thoughts on his endlessly inspiring legacy
  18. Bobbydoherty-seabird-loosejoints-photography-itsnicethat Photography Bobby Doherty shows how zooming in can reveal the “fun, gross, beautiful or cute”
  19. Its-nice-that-dropbox-call-for-collaboration-kelly-anna_list_(1) Dropbox: Call for Collaboration Call for Collaboration: your chance to collaborate with Kelly Anna on a limited edition zine
  20. Its-nice-that_a_pint_in_london_list-img Digital A Pint in London: a new game where the quest is for the perfect tipple
  21. Spin-mubi-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design “There is no value in change for change’s sake”: an exclusive look at Spin's update of Mubi’s visual language
  22. Caitlyn-mccarthy-coldsore-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Caitlin McCarthy's new film features coldsores, boner humour and a new female hero
  23. Hiejinyoo-art-itsnicethat-list Art Hiejin Yoo's paintings are reflections on the details of daily life
  24. Connordickson-dotmatrix-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Connor Dickson's typeface is inspired by the grid system of a digital roadside information board
  25. Liisakruusma%cc%88gi-reader-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Liisa Kruusmagi’s new works encourage viewers to take some time out on the couch
  26. Paulascher-seriousplay-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Serious Play: a new exhibition celebrating the “epoch-making” work of Paula Scher
  27. Naranjo-etxeberria-palomacanizares-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Naranjo-Etxeberria designs an identity aiming to cause impact at first glance
  28. Artcamp-apearl-mitski-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Mitski's latest video is a cascading animated journey through relationships
  29. Thetownoftomorrow50yearsofthamesmead-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication The Town of Tomorrow: assembling and preserving 50 years of Thamesmead
  30. Videogamesskies-cloudmaster-mastersystem-1988-itsnicethat-02_copy Miscellaneous Thibault Le Hégarat's collection of eight-bit video game skies is a design gem
  31. Shsadler-freshmeat-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography SHSadler's Fresh Meat assesses the line between “what is beautiful and what is ugly”
  32. Itsnicethatadobe_marianopascual-listimage Found in Adobe Stock All Hands on Deck: Insight into how to design your next winning pitch
  33. Eliashanzer-phase-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Phase, a generative type tool by Elias Hanzer, manipulates letters by hand or sound
  34. Mixtape_template_mahaneela Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Mahaneela's mix of songs that have soundtracked her career
  35. Hayahisatomiyasu-ttp-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Hayahisa Tomiyasu spent four years photographing one ping pong table from his window
  36. U-p-pavilionstudios-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design U-P's new branding presents the history and architectural quirks of Pavilion Studios
  37. Hyperventilation_cherry Illustration How illustrating his favourite songs led Ardneks to work with his dream bands
  38. Hackingfinance-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Hacking Finance presents the “undercover cool” side to the financial industry
  39. Twopointsnet-lavidasextra-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-02 Graphic Design TwoPoints.Net employs the language of gaming to ignite Spain's love of reading
  40. Michaelcox-lavendergardens-art-itsnicethat-list Art Michael Cox's latest paintings turn the artist's attention to the comfort of suburbia
  41. Erikkessels-groupshow-miscellaneous-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Erik Kessels on why he's collected 2000 records featuring large groups of people
  42. Anttikalevi-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Antti Kalevi intricately and abstractly draws his favourite places around the world
  43. 500yearslater-finalfantasyvii-readonlymemory-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Designers, illustrators and (of course) gamers come together for An Oral History Of Final Fantasy VII
  44. Timoandjan-mixtape Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: illustrator pals Jan Buchczik and Timo Lenzen on their studio tunes
  45. Bam-whitecube-graphicdesing-itsnicethat-03 Graphic Design B.A.M's new identity for White Cube is an “evolution rather than a revolution”
  46. Alicezoo-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Alice Zoo documents the real day-to-day lives of performers in a travelling circus
  47. 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
  48. Maximilianvirgili-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography Maximilian Virgili on photographing the romance and randomness of Mexico
  49. Anyways-milotargett-fora-animation-itsnicethat-list-img Animation Anyways animates the rich history of Soho and Spitalfields for Fora
  50. Alexgoddard-abscence-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Alex Goddard's latest short shows what really happens when "absence makes the heart grow fonder"
  51. Giacomogamberini-thenewyorktimes-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Giacomo Gambineri on shifting his creative career from graphic designer to illustrator
  52. Ianbirch-uncovered-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ian Birch takes us through a line-up of revolutionary magazine covers
  53. Steviedix-devilsdetails-art-itsnicethat-list Art Stevie Dix's paintings have the ability to "hiss and speak of forbidden temptations"
  54. Hichamfaraj-compulsoryfigures-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Hicham Faraj designs a typeface inspired by the figure 8 movement of ice skaters
  55. Stephwilson-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Steph Wilson photographs the “boiled sweets and dehydrated piss”-like quality of salt lakes
  56. Webecameaware-occupationandhospitality-publication-itsnicethat-04 Publication We Became Aware's latest publication is a book to be investigated and pulled apart
  57. Danielgebhartdekoekkoek-betterlivingwithalpacas-photography-itsnicethat-03 Photography Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek shows how your life could be better living with an alpaca
  58. Faberstories-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Faber & Faber releases a compendium of delicately designed short stories for its 90th birthday
  59. Oliwiabober-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Oliwia Bober's illustrations combine Polish folklore and her personal feelings
  60. Hotpotato-publication-itsnicethat-09 Publication Hot Potato: the newspaper covering current affairs in a whole new way
  61. Kimgehrig-vivalavulva-advertising-itsnicethat-02 Film Kim Gehrig's latest advert is an eclectic, inclusive ode to the vulva
  62. Annasullivan-hillandaubrey-stiltwalkers-zeitmagazine-photography-list Photography Anna Sullivan creates a look back at the fascinating tradition of stilt walking shepherds
  63. Int-roty-sophyhollington-listimage Review of the Year 2018 Sophy Hollington on learning to be creatively fulfilled while earning a living in 2018
  64. 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
  65. Vice-redesign-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Vice magazine's creative team talks us through its new and unexpectedly different redesign
  66. Mixtape_template_benediktluft_(1) Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Benedikt Luft's mix of tunes from his teenage years
  67. Annarhodes-absolut-setdesign-list Set Design Anna Rhodes on designing a time-travelling set for Oscar Hudson's new Absolut advert
  68. Alexjenkins-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Alex Gamsu Jenkins’ comics remind us of how gross we really are
  69. Riposte-exhibition-list Exhibition Riposte's line-up for exhibition with Amnesty International is ridiculously good
  70. Ieuanlewisgeorgewarren-uki-animation-itsnicethat-10 Animation The animated short giving Isle of Dogs a run for its money
  71. Tracy_ma_list_img Graphic Design Laughing at the world of graphic design with Tracy Ma
  72. Miriamjacobi-lucashesse-symbiosis-graphicdesign-illustration-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Miriam Jacobi and Lucas Hesse translate symbiosis using a myriad of visual processes
  73. Ruthvanbeek-howtodotheflowers-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ruth Van Beek's latest book approaches her archive both abstractly and practically
  74. Hey-publication-itsnicethat-list2 Publication Helvetica, pattern, shapes and more: Hey studio's book reflects on its practice
  75. Batterseaartscentre-posterarchive-muvverspride-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Scroll through 125 years of typographic styles in Battersea Arts Centre's poster archive
  76. Miwonyoon-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Miwon Yoon's delicate food illustrations are a treasure to zoom in on
  77. Felixsalut-galapagosgame-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Experimental designer Felix Salut launches typographic Galapagos Game
  78. Jordyvandennieuwendijk-there'sasnakeinmyboot-art-itsnicethat-list Art Jordy van den Nieuwendijk's first-ever UK solo show opens tomorrow
  79. Studioyukiko-sofamagazine-publication-itsnicethat-12 Ones To Watch 2018 Studio Yukiko flexes its aesthetic limbs for the latest issue of Sofa magazine
  80. Mixtape_template_bradley-2 Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Australian designer Bradley Pinkerton's welcomes the summer