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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. Lukewillisthompson-autoportait2017-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Luke Willis Thompson wins The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize
  2. Thomas_pratt Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Thomas Pratt curates a mix for a night out in the Bahamas
  3. Wang_so%cc%88derstro%cc%88m-timewarp-setdesign-itsnicethat-photobymishaelphillip-list Set Design Wang and Söderström stop time in new Selfridges window display
  4. Elenaheatherwick-liberianmidwives-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Elena Heatherwick captures the spirit of hope and happiness embodied by Liberian midwives
  5. Benediktluft-lazy-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Benedikt Luft's identity for Lazy represents the joyful nature of a drunken outdoor party
  6. Listimage2 Art Sound and vision: Parquet Courts' A. Savage on life as an artist and musician
  7. Daynacasey-studiumgenerale-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Dayna Casey's book of university talks is derived from the act of sitting in the lecture theatre
  8. Steviegee-cancerbats-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Egg bombs, witches and gnarly goblins: Stevie Gee directs Cancer Bats' new video
  9. Kwes-songsformidi-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design A chat with Kwes and his three-year-old niece Midi on the record sleeve they've made together
  10. Hinds Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a collection of bangers from Spanish band Hinds
  11. Seungwhankim-illustration-itsnicethat-08 Illustration Seungwhan Kim's sweet illustrations delve into inner emotions
  12. Cordovacanillas-with-publication-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Córdova Canillas' latest project manipulates the traditional design grid with characteristic flair
  13. Matthewkramer-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Matthew Kramer's endearing illustrations made from swift line marks
  14. Putput-electricalappliances-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Putput continues its ability to create images that are "both perfectly natural and out of place"
  15. Mrzykmoriceau-justice-stop-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Mrzyk & Moriceau create a neon lit animated world for Justice's new video
  16. List Fontsmith: Local Characters Local Characters: Anna Kulachek, Astrid Stavro and Jimmy Turrell create bespoke posters based on their tailored typefaces
  17. Awesometapesfromafrica-itsnicethat-list2 Miscellaneous "You have to hear this": Brian Shimkovitz tells us the story of Awesome Tapes From Africa
  18. Andrewgarn-thenewyorkpigeon-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Andrew Garn's brilliant photographs of pigeons, the "gateway drug to nature" for city dwellers
  19. Lost-girls Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a collaborative mix from Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden's new project Lost Girls
  20. Naoyahatakeyama-exacativingthefuturecity-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Naoya Hatakeyama's photographs of Japan's contemporary topographies embody "the death and rebirth of cities"
  21. Janbuchczik-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Jan Buchczik's latest book illustrates the "rocky road of finding yourself”
  22. Fkatwigs-avantgarde-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication FKA Twigs releases a motion graphic novel for AVANTgarden issue three
  23. Austineddy-art-itsnicethat-list Art Austin Eddy on uprooting his studio from Brooklyn to west London for a month of speedy painting
  24. Displaaytypeanymade-roobert-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-17 Graphic Design Anymade and Displaay Type create a tactile and technical typeface in honour of Robert Moog
  25. Designstudio-wahaca-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration DesignStudio creates new identity for Wahaca's test kitchen featuring a host of brilliant illustrators
  26. Pitchforkfestival2018-alexaandjessicaviscius-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Twin sisters Alexa and Jessica Viscius on creating this year's Pitchfork festival identity
  27. Jillsenft-treemendous-art-itsnicethat-list Art Jill Senft pairs her fascination with trees and puns in new book Treemendous
  28. Sunflower-bean-friday-mixtape-itsnicethat-list Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Sunflower Bean curate a mix of quite literally blue songs
  29. Oneohthrixpointnever-blacksnow-film-itsnicethat-list Film Oneohtrix Point Never self directs new brilliantly terrifying music video
  30. Ladybeard-beauty-publication-itsnicethat Publication Ladybeard magazine returns and reshapes the stories we tell about beauty
  31. Turnerprize2018-lukewillisthompson-art-itsnicethat-list Art Turner Prize shortlist announcement sees politics at the forefront of selected work
  32. Duncancowles-film-itsnicethat-list Film Duncan Cowles' new film explores the panicky feeling that a creative idea might not be amazing enough
  33. Mcescher-nendo-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition MC Escher's career reimagined in blockbuster immersive exhibition designed by Nendo
  34. Samtaylor-worldcup-giphy-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Sam Taylor's World Cup gifs portray “the agony and the ecstasy” of the game
  35. Braulioamado-2017-publication-2itsnicethat-list Publication In celebration of his new book 2017, Bráulio Amado picks out the work he loves from last year
  36. Charlottedumortier-elcaf2018-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Charlotte Dumortier on her identity for this year's ELCAF and what she's looking forward to most
  37. Nationalgeographic-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication National Geographic’s creative director Emmet Smith on the publication’s redesign
  38. Orielles Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: The Orielles mix for "good times with good people"
  39. Jocelynlee-barberryandjoyce-theappearanceofthings-photography-itsnicethat Photography Jocelyn Lee's first UK solo exhibition surveys The Appearance of Things (NSFW)
  40. Dr.me-fin-publication-itsnicethat-03 Publication DR.ME release the latest issue of Fin? filled with killed projects and ideas that never made it
  41. Ibm-coporate-identity-its-nice-that-list Publication Design to improve the general quality of life: exploring Paul Rand's IBM Graphic Standards Manual
  42. Walkingthroughpalmero-lollieditions-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Walking Through Palermo: a relaxed cultural, architectural and historical walk through the Italian city
  43. Manvsmachine-airmaxday-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design ManvsMachine create its most ambitious campaign for Air Max Day yet
  44. Noahbeckwith-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Noah Beckwith on developing his own authorship in graphic design
  45. Ordinary-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ordinary magazine returns after a year hiatus with the theme of air
  46. Yukiko Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Studio Yukiko's mix to listen to in the kitchen at parties
  47. Songwritersfonts-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Songwriters Fonts instructed to shut down due to intellectual property legal issues
  48. Hat_beardpress-georgerodriguez-publication-itsnicethat-03 Publication Brian Roettinger designs the first retrospective of photographer George Rodriguez
  49. Parallelpractice-pramen-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Three new fab projects from the brilliant Parallel Practice
  50. Kesselskramer-royalwedding-itsnicethat-list2 Miscellaneous KesselsKramer scoff at the upcoming royal wedding with a series of satirical souvenirs
  51. Nbstudio-jambo_-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design NB Studio push the decorative limits of typography for African food start-up Jambo!
  52. Ikea-enebyspeakers-productdesign-itsnicethat-list Product Design Ikea announces its first audio equipment range
  53. Sebastiancuri-salondelosabrazos-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Sebastian Curi's illustrations reach joyful new heights, shapes and sizes
  54. Songwritersnotes-johnlennon-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Songwriters Fonts gives you the opportunity to type in the handwriting of David Bowie and John Lennon
  55. Thenewyorktimesstylemagazine-royalweddingfaq-tracyma-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Digital The New York Times answer everything you want to know about the royal wedding with the brilliant art direction of Tracy Ma
  56. Stefanieleinhos-readitoutloud-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Stefanie Leinhos' new book encourages you to Read It Out Loud
  57. Daniel-avery-animation-itsnicethat-list-alt Film Flat-e visualise the full length of Daniel Avery's new record, Song for Alpha
  58. Frankiecosos Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a reflective mix on life by Frankie Cosmos
  59. Rikakonagashima-shuta_hasunumau-zhaan-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Rikako Nagashima's analytical approach to graphic design makes for satisfying results
  60. Felipe-di-poi-tamargo-the-long-and-lonesome-road-to-grandmas-animation-list Animation Meet the hilarious Felipe Di Poi Tamargo who has been animating since he was just a kid using Flash
  61. Alexa-viscius-its-nice-that-list Graphic Design Alexa Viscius' warm portfolio combines photography and delicate graphic design
  62. Emanuel-jorge-da-silva-santos-cristiano-ronaldo-sculpture-bleacher-report-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Sculpture The infamous Cristiano Ronaldo sculptor has been granted a second chance
  63. Productiontype-mars-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design “Flexed and stiff at first sight": Alaric Garnier's first commercial font release, Mars
  64. Edgarwright-beck-colors-film-itsnicethat-list Film Edgar Wright directs Beck's new music video starring Alison Brie
  65. Trickster-list Graphic Design Velvetyne's new font Trickster is cool, weird, maybe ugly, "but at least it’s not your usual Helv"
  66. Dolly_faibyshev-sumo-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Dolly Faibyshev takes us into the ring with sumo wrestling champions
  67. Wetransfer-workinprogress-bjorkandjessekanda-film-itsnicethat-list Film Björk and Jesse Kanda's creative partnership explored in WeTransfer's documentary series, Work in Progress
  68. Paulascher-pentagram-expediagroup-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Pentagram's Paula Scher creates new typographically led identity for Expedia Group
  69. Aureliapeter-zett-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Aurelia Peter's considered design approach leads her through uncharted territory
  70. 1 Graphic Design New work from the ever-prolific graphic designer Ben Arfur
  71. Fantasticman-foryoungandold-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Fantastic Man's eight cover stars act as a cross-generational portrait story
  72. Mixtape_template Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a genre-spanning mix from creative agency Mogollon
  73. Canvas_fact_laurie_rown_list Canvas Ways of Seeing Ways of Seeing: Laurie Rowan fills FACT's architectural space with a troop of exploring characters
  74. Brian-blomerth-list Publication Brian Blomerth illustrates a journey to "surf discovery" even though he's terrible at surfing
  75. Manvsmachine-algorithmicarchitecture-film-itsnicethat-list Film ManvsMachine push the power of an iMac Pro in new film, Algorithmic Architecture
  76. Alexandermedel-illustration-itsnicethat-02 Illustration Alexander Medel took a year off illustration and design - but now he's back!
  77. Mikeyjoyce-daisy-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Dive into Mikey Joyce's portfolio with its “healthy balance of calculated and convoluted silliness"
  78. Elcaf-charlottedumortier-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration ELCAF announces 2018 edition with artist in residence Charlotte Dumortier
  79. Mixtape_rm Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Rae Morris curates a winter-focused mix
  80. Cliffordjagoandtheicequeens-catalogue-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Clifford Jago teams up with Catalogue to create “an absolute devil of a second book”