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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. Lukeinsect-dali-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Luke Insect designs a "BMX break up album about teenage love and endless summers"
  2. Jamiehawkesworth-photography-and-sculptures-sculpture-itsnicethat-08 Sculpture Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth on expanding his creative practice to include sculpture
  3. Editorialmagazine-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Claire Milbrath shares her best bits of Editorial Magazine's new issue
  4. Suzannesaroff-fish-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Suzanne Saroff's meticulously arranged photographs alter perceptions
  5. Actualsource-shoplifters-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Need a guide to LA’s graphic design scene? Shoplifters’ new issue has got your back
  6. Mariaramos-picnic-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration María Ramos' illustrations turn picnic food into an assortment of cheeky characters
  7. Its-nice-that-caitlin-mccarthy_list Animation Meet Caitlin McCarthy and her cute (and sometimes gross) animations
  8. Moon-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication From magazine worshipper to publisher: a chat with Moon’s founder Verity Pemberton
  9. Chrisdorley-brown-anatolianpeoplescultura2010-thecorners-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Chris Dorley-Brown’s sharp images of East London are actually made up of many multiple shots
  10. Jim-stoten Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Jim Stoten's soundtrack to his solo summer holiday
  11. Its_nice_that_elcaf_supermarket_sweep_list-img Illustration It's Nice That stages a Supermarket Sweep game show, but with illustrators
  12. Holliefernando-12--photography-itsnicethat Photography An exclusive look at Hollie Fernando's series documenting her brother's pre-teenage years
  13. Gorillaz Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Gorillaz's mix to listen to in a Fiat Punto
  14. Theroyalstudio-thatcouldbe-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-lidy Graphic Design The Royal Studio renames as Degrau to reflect its growing graphic design personality
  15. Alicetye-gilbertandgeorge-printedpages-illustration-itsnicethat-list Printed Pages How Alice Tye tackled the daunting task of painting a portrait of Gilbert and George
  16. Afterschoolclub-2018-events-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Events Eike König's 2018 After School Club will discuss gender equality within the design industry
  17. Jordy Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: the songs stuck in Jordy van den Nieuwendijk's head
  18. Viktorhachmang-fragments-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Landfill Editions show us a bunch of its brilliant new illustration titles
  19. 100clubstories-dittopress-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ditto publish 100 Club Stories in celebration of the iconic London venue
  20. Grads2018_4 The Graduates 2018 "Even if you cover a shit in glitter it’s still a shit": top creatives show us their CVs
  21. Charlottetrounce-japan-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Catching up with Charlotte Trounce while on a residency in Japan
  22. Alexprager-compulsion-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography How Alex Prager made the world stop and stare
  23. Tsto-flowfestival-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Tsto returns to design Flow Festival's identity, pushing and playing with its typography
  24. Patrickkyle-elcaf-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Patrick Kyle's helpful advice on how to start out at illustration fairs
  25. Lost-art Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a collection of hits from music focused design studio Lost Art
  26. Onionlabs-drpepper-crackthatpepper-film-itsnicethat-list Film "I knew it was a banger right away": Onion Labs creates rapping advert for Diet Dr Pepper
  27. Hunnybee-1 Animation Greg Sharp animates a video that builds in momentum for the catchiest song of the year
  28. Pabloorrego-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Take a trip inside the cutely sinister world of illustrator Pablo Orrego
  29. Craigoldham-roughtradebooks-publication-itsnicethat-08 Publication Why counter-culture matters: Rough Trade launches publishing venture designed by Craig Oldham
  30. Wimbledon-mccann-smith_foulkes-nexus-animation-itsnicethat-02_copy Animation Smith & Foulkes depicts an animated history of tennis for Wimbledon
  31. Polinavasilyeva-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Yale graduate and communications designer Polina Vasilyeva is a conductor of content
  32. Querida-thewheel-film-itsnicethat-list Film Querida create a feminine fashion film by utilising the incredible architecture in an artist's house
  33. Wooden_shjips Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips picks his summer jams
  34. Seasonzine-religion-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Season zine explores religion within football in its biggest issue yet
  35. List4 Illustration Joey Yu illustrates the busy, messy fun of Field Day
  36. Sarahpiegayespenson-humanisesomethingfreeoferror-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication A document of weather modification through terrifying but incredible archival photography
  37. Pentagram-emilyoberman-noman'sland-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-06 Publication Pentagram's Emily Oberman designs No Man's Land – a magazine for all kinds of women, "not just one"
  38. Liamcobb-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Liam Cobb plays with architecture in a bunch of new sigh-inducing illustrations
  39. Chrismaggio-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Chris Maggio's oxymoronic series The New Age of The New Age in Arizona
  40. Jamiehewlett-gorrilaz-humility-animation-itsnicethat Animation What links Jack Black and Jamie Hewlett? It's the new Gorillaz video!
  41. Bradley_kerl Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Texan artist Bradley Kerl's mix to ease you into a hot humid summer
  42. Jonathancastro-sanapp-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic design as “a colourful depiction of living spirit”: new work from Jonathan Castro
  43. Steffen_hoteltim_lindacher-1220-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-16 Publication Tim Lindacher and Steffen Hotel create a magazine for Yung Hurn in just four days
  44. Lantruong-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Get ready to fall in love with witty, weird and wonderful illustrator Lan Truong
  45. 5050-adamtickle-liamhodges-everpress-amnestyinternational-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Amnesty International and Everpress collaborate with 50 artists to visualise censorship
  46. Deepthroatstudio-o%cc%81cuka-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Deep Throat Studio create a visual identity unbound by time for Ócuka
  47. Oscarmitchell-illustration-dog-itsnicethat-list Illustration "It feels a bit like knowing languages": Oscar Mitchell on his varied illustration practice
  48. Olivierdegorce-fridgefoodsoul-editionpatrickfrey-publication-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Olivier Degorce's new book lets you snoop in strangers' fridges
  49. Robertrubbish-spiritussoho-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Robert Rubbish takes us on a hazy, illustrated day of the places and people of Soho
  50. Regularpractice-rcashow2018-graphicdesign-list Graphic Design Regular Practice return to design the RCA's show identity just a year after graduating
  51. Fourcorners-posterworkshop19681971-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication "Excitement, change and hope": a poster workshop in a Camden basement from 1968 to 1971
  52. Jyanku-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Get to know Jyan Ku's lovely hybrid of "friendly art, not difficult art"
  53. Iview_cover Publication Interview magazine has folded after almost 50 years
  54. Atelier_baudelaire-generalpublic-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-04 Graphic Design Salon de Montrouge's identity sees deep reds and pale pinks sweep through the gallery
  55. Londonembroiderystudiolist2 Animation "Football's Bayeux Tapestry": behind the scenes of the embroidered BBC World Cup trailer animation
  56. Lukewillisthompson-autoportait2017-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Luke Willis Thompson wins The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize
  57. Thomas_pratt Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Thomas Pratt curates a mix for a night out in the Bahamas
  58. Wang_so%cc%88derstro%cc%88m-timewarp-setdesign-itsnicethat-photobymishaelphillip-list Set Design Wang and Söderström stop time in new Selfridges window display
  59. Elenaheatherwick-liberianmidwives-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Elena Heatherwick captures the spirit of hope and happiness embodied by Liberian midwives
  60. Benediktluft-lazy-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Benedikt Luft's identity for Lazy represents the joyful nature of a drunken outdoor party
  61. Listimage2 Art Sound and vision: Parquet Courts' A. Savage on life as an artist and musician
  62. 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
  63. Steviegee-cancerbats-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Egg bombs, witches and gnarly goblins: Stevie Gee directs Cancer Bats' new video
  64. 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
  65. Hinds Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a collection of bangers from Spanish band Hinds
  66. Seungwhankim-illustration-itsnicethat-08 Illustration Seungwhan Kim's sweet illustrations delve into inner emotions
  67. Cordovacanillas-with-publication-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Córdova Canillas' latest project manipulates the traditional design grid with characteristic flair
  68. Matthewkramer-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Matthew Kramer's endearing illustrations made from swift line marks
  69. Putput-electricalappliances-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Putput continues its ability to create images that are "both perfectly natural and out of place"
  70. Mrzykmoriceau-justice-stop-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Mrzyk & Moriceau create a neon lit animated world for Justice's new video
  71. List Fontsmith: Local Characters Local Characters: Anna Kulachek, Astrid Stavro and Jimmy Turrell create bespoke posters based on their tailored typefaces
  72. Awesometapesfromafrica-itsnicethat-list2 Miscellaneous "You have to hear this": Brian Shimkovitz tells us the story of Awesome Tapes From Africa
  73. Andrewgarn-thenewyorkpigeon-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Andrew Garn's brilliant photographs of pigeons, the "gateway drug to nature" for city dwellers
  74. Lost-girls Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a collaborative mix from Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden's new project Lost Girls
  75. Naoyahatakeyama-exacativingthefuturecity-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Naoya Hatakeyama's photographs of Japan's contemporary topographies embody "the death and rebirth of cities"
  76. Janbuchczik-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Jan Buchczik's latest book illustrates the "rocky road of finding yourself”
  77. Fkatwigs-avantgarde-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication FKA Twigs releases a motion graphic novel for AVANTgarden issue three
  78. Austineddy-art-itsnicethat-list Art Austin Eddy on uprooting his studio from Brooklyn to west London for a month of speedy painting
  79. Displaaytypeanymade-roobert-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-17 Graphic Design Anymade and Displaay Type create a tactile and technical typeface in honour of Robert Moog
  80. Designstudio-wahaca-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration DesignStudio creates new identity for Wahaca's test kitchen featuring a host of brilliant illustrators