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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. Manvsmachine-algorithmicarchitecture-film-itsnicethat-list Film ManvsMachine push the power of an iMac Pro in new film, Algorithmic Architecture
  2. Alexandermedel-illustration-itsnicethat-02 Illustration Alexander Medel took a year off illustration and design - but now he's back!
  3. Mikeyjoyce-daisy-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Dive into Mikey Joyce's portfolio with its “healthy balance of calculated and convoluted silliness"
  4. Elcaf-charlottedumortier-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration ELCAF announces 2018 edition with artist in residence Charlotte Dumortier
  5. Mixtape_rm Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Rae Morris curates a winter-focused mix
  6. Cliffordjagoandtheicequeens-catalogue-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Clifford Jago teams up with Catalogue to create “an absolute devil of a second book”
  7. Garrettdavis-genie-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Garrett Davis' beautifully silly animations are beyond comprehensible
  8. Themillionairesclub-events-itsnicethat-list Events Anna Haifisch and pals to open the sixth Millionaires Club, a comic and graphics festival in Leipzig
  9. Mindyseu-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Discover Harvard student Mindy Seu's research-focused design practice
  10. Nolanpelletier-mirrorworld-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration "I sometimes get a bit dizzy": welcome to the giddy illustrative world of Nolan Pelletier
  11. Karenlederer-art-itsnicethat-list Art Karen Lederer's paintings reference everything from pets to politics
  12. Alan_fears_mixtape_itsnicethat Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Artist Alan Fears sandwiches the good with the crap in his nostalgic playlist
  13. Lauracallaghan-internationalwomensday-itsnicethat-list International Women's Day Laura Callaghan on how she created this year's inclusive, powerful and all embracing IWD illustrations
  14. Whatsappillustrationgroup-internationalwomen'sday-illustration-itsnicethat-list International Women's Day Malika Favre, Ram Han, Martina Paukova and Miranda Tacchia discuss the illustration industry, over Whatsapp
  15. Sister_corita_list_002 International Women's Day “The grandmother of socially active art”: the generous work of Sister Corita Kent
  16. Profiaesthetics-janbuchczik-hfgoffenbach-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Profi Aesthetics design a tongue-in-cheek university campaign with Jan Buchczik
  17. Gracehelmer-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Grace Helmer's intricate paintings and sketchbook pages from a trip to Japan and Taiwan
  18. Weareherebritishbmewomen-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition We Are Here explores suffrage from the perspective of British BME Women
  19. 1shilling-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication 1 Shilling (1/-): classic football programmes for “communities that used to hang on every pass, save and goal” 
  20. Chrisbigg-thebreeders-allnerve-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Chris Bigg talks us through his graphic design language for The Breeders' new record
  21. Legallyblack-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising Guerrilla ad campaign calls out lack of black representation in TV and film
  22. Parksperdue-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design The ever evolving portfolio of Parks Perdue continues to use "silly tropes to my advantage"
  23. Michaelsatter Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Graphic designer Michael Satter's mix to start your day
  24. Lennarts_debruijn-chromosomalabnormalities-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Lennarts & De Bruijn create a purposefully illegible typeface built from DNA chromosomes
  25. Joeatkinson-gameboy-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Jose Fatkinson’s very dark but very funny animation depicting violent video games
  26. Danielrudd-sadtopographies-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Damien Rudd's Sad Topographies is now in book form, continuing to "spread sadness worldwide"
  27. Alimobasser-stampsofarevoultion1985-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Stamps of a Revolution: Ali Mobasser's Iranian stamp collection and incredible family story
  28. Rosiebrock-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Rosie Brock photographs a sentimental portrait of Virginia post Trump's inauguration
  29. Buttstudio-panatypeschuttle-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Butt Studio: Harry Butt’s multidisciplinary graphic design practice that doesn’t sit still
  30. Durimel_brothers Ones To Watch 2018 Ones to Watch 2018: photographers Jalan and Jibril Durimel
  31. Studio_yukiko Ones To Watch 2018 Ones to Watch 2018: graphic designers Studio Yukiko
  32. Lowly-fridaymixtape-itsnicethat-list Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a mammoth mix from school project turned great band, Lowly
  33. Liznielsen-landscapeshapes-art-itsnicethat-list Photography Liz Nielsen wants to create photographs that give viewers "an ah-ha moment"
  34. Williamdavey-illustration-itsnicethat-19 Illustration A chat with illustrator William Davey about sketchbooks and his parent’s shed
  35. Dhamsrifuengfung-swimtome-photography-itsnicethat-16 Photography Photographer Dham Srifuengfung's endearingly fabulous shoot starring his childhood nanny
  36. Cunyjanssen-therewasachildwentforth-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Cuny Janssen's soft and poignant series documents childhood in Amsterdam
  37. Osamuyokonami-mizugi-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Osamu Yokonami photographically interprets spring with a group of anonymous swimmers
  38. T-thenewyorktimesmagazine-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Creative director Patrick Li on T: The New York Times Style Magazine's conversational new redesign
  39. Designforrail-roundel-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Roundel’s seminal identity for British Rail celebrated in new exhibition
  40. Martinapaukova-girls-airing-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Girls! Illustrator Martina Paukova opens her first major show in London
  41. Mixtape_template_jw Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: travel back to the heady days of 2008 with director Jack Whiteley
  42. Lucydyson-courtneybarnett-namelessfaceless-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Beyonce collaborator Lucy Dyson creates kaleidoscopic animated video for Courtney Barnett
  43. Adam_higton_list Illustration Adam Higton turns his hand to rugs, music festivals and comics 
  44. Cindykutikova-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Cindy Kutikova creates a visual identity exploring fashion and artificial intelligence
  45. List_adrian_kay_wong Art Adrian Kay Wong mixes the simplistic and sentimental in his nostalgia filled paintings
  46. Bl%c3%a6ti-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Helga Dögg talks us through her design decisions for Blæti, a magazine about fetishes
  47. Thexx-copenhageninternationaldocumentaryfestival-events-itsnicethat-list Events The xx are curating a series of films for Copenhagen International Documentary Film festival 
  48. Jasonevans-photography-gardengateproject-itsnicethat-list Photography The Garden Gate Project: utilising photography to bring people together through visual literacy
  49. Jonnyisaacson-debateclub-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Meet graphic designer Jonathan Isaacson and his hybrid portfolio
  50. Msg-sphere-architecture-itsnicethat-list Architecture Giant orb music venue proposed for London’s Olympic Park
  51. Bureaubertrandcle%cc%81ment-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Bureau Bertrand Clément’s portfolio represents the importance of playful graphic design
  52. Ezra Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Ezra Furman's mix of driving love songs
  53. Abrahamdiaz-nausea-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Abraham Díaz uses a jaunty drawing style to illustrate life in Mexico city
  54. Amaliaulman-illustration-itsnicethat-list Publication Amalia Ulman’s new book defies and defends the negative opinions of pigeons
  55. Eikekonig-afterschoolclub-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Eike König wants to offer free design education, but needs your help!
  56. Robhornstra-mannextdoor-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Rob Hornstra investigates: "How well do you know the person who lives next door?"
  57. Michaelbierut-pentagram-theskirballcenter-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Michael Bierut designs new identity for The Skirball Center inspired by zines and handmade flyers
  58. Goatgirl-theman-ccwade-film-itsnicethat-list Film Goat Girl's new video turns the idea of band fandom on its screaming head
  59. Studioatlant-cc-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Studio Atlant's graphic approach has the ability to be both conceptual and incisive
  60. Malikafavre-thenewyorker-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Malika Favre illustrates this year's edition of The New Yorker anniversary cover
  61. Teamthursday-disclosed-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Team Thursday's print work proves how implementing design rules can actually be fun
  62. Florina_lein%c3%9f-ersatzteillager-editiontaube-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ersatzteillager explores the shapely visual language of artist Florina Leinß
  63. Knif_mono_list Graphic Design Knif Mono, a typeface presented how it will inevitably be used by other designers
  64. Mixtape_hookworms Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: A running mix of "exercise rock" from Hookworms
  65. Joegamble-slump-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Joe Gamble's latest series broke him out of an illustration slump
  66. Pussyriot-ustour-art-itsnicethat-list Art Pussy Riot announces first US tour of "live music performance art"
  67. Zhangqingyun-piaule-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Zhang Qingyun builds a narrative around simple objects for homeware brand, Piaule
  68. Stellamurphy-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Stella Murphy's psychedelic and Viz-inspired illustrations
  69. Universaleverything-film-itsnicethat-list Digital Universal Everything explores audiovisual synaesthetic experiences in new VR series
  70. Fumihomma-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Fumi Homma's photographs will make you long for your early teenage years
  71. Thegrammys-packageawards-2018-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous The Grammys 2018 best album design award ends in a tie
  72. Bureauborsche-rimowa-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Bureau Borsche and Commission studio create a new identity for Rimowa
  73. Simon_landrein Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Simon Landrein's mix of comfortably melancholic songs
  74. Paulwindle-surveillanceinchina-bloombergbusinessweek-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Paul Windle creates illustrations as if he's following a recipe
  75. Melanideluca-postbutt-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Butts, bums and booty: Melani de Luca explores the omnipresence of bums in the media (NSFW)
  76. Hato-d_ad2018-startwithamark-digital-list Digital D&AD reveals collaborative co-design festival identity by Hato
  77. Editiontaube-biencommun-publication-itsnicethat-01 Publication Edition Taube's latest book is an oblong sculpture of leaning pages
  78. Motherdesign-callenlorde-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-08 Graphic Design Mother Design creates an empowering identity for LGBTQ health organisation, Callen-Lorde
  79. Co%cc%81rdovacanillas-aoo-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Córdova Canillas seamlessly designs a multi-format furniture catalogue with seven photographers
  80. Studiofeixen-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design The year of the gif: Studio Feixen’s multitude of moving posters