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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. Truba-hbobackstories-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Truba Animation reimagines behind the scenes anecdotes from Game of Thrones
  2. Thewashingtonpost-climatechange-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication The Washington Post's climate change issue features 24 equally important covers
  3. Image_preview Dropbox: Call for Collaboration Call For Collaboration: your chance to work with Actual Source on a series of graphic stamps
  4. Interactionresearchstudio-sunglassesforpuffins-productdesign-itsnciethat-list Product Design Interaction Research Studio designs a pair of protective sunglasses... for puffins
  5. Marcoarguello-japanesefakefood-wetransfer-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Marco Arguello photographs the “artisanal craft” of making fake food in Gujo Hachiman
  6. Screen_shot_2019-04-08_at_13.20.21 Graphic Design NB Studio creates new identity for sustainable children's clothing brand Petit Pli
  7. Bernhardlang-fishfarms-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Bernhard Lang's aerial view photographs shift perceptions of his subjects
  8. Dimashiryaev-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Dima Shiryaev's varied portfolio shows the benefits of having a client who trusts the designer
  9. Matthewhodson-don'thugthepug-illustration-publication-itsnicethat-list Illustration Matthew the Horse illustrates the sweetest story of a child desperate to hug a pug
  10. Neoneo-nof-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Neo Neo's identity for NOF is a cheeky wink to that classic Swiss graphic design style
  11. Riposte-issue11-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Riposte's latest issue introduces some new tweaks amongst its always brilliant mix of female voices
  12. Joancornella-deeb-imgoodthanks-exhibition-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Joan Cornellá's new exhibition “holds a mirror up to the depraved nature of society”
  13. Katepeters-gemfletcher-imilchil-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Kate Peters photographs the tribes looking for love in the foothills of the Atlas mountains
  14. Pictoplasma-lauracallaghan-animation-illustration-list Animation This year's edition of Pictoplasma will look at virtual characters and emotion
  15. Jihyunyu-wherearemyglasses-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Where are my glasses? Illustrator Ji Hyun Yu encourages you to find her lost specs
  16. Kellyannazinelistimage Dropbox: Call for Collaboration Kelly Anna and Josie Tucker create an empowering zine to celebrate female strength
  17. Amandabaldwin-art-itsnicethat-list Art Amanda Baldwin translates everyday objects into fine art reflections of society
  18. Amandabonaiuto-toughestman-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Experimental animator Amanda Bonaiuto on building her own worlds
  19. Victoriavincent-dogmask-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation A tiny pink dog in jail? Victoria Vincent’s latest animation is an absurd tale
  20. Aysengerlach-justlookin-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Just Lookin': Aysen Gerlach's publication explores queer aesthetics in mainstream media
  21. Bentheillustrator-illustrator'ssurvey-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Illustrators are gaining more work but still not earning enough: Ben the Illustrator releases his annual survey
  22. Patrickfry-brickindex-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Patrick Fry unearths our new favourite design gem: bricks!
  23. Sundancefilmfestival-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Sundance Film Festival's creative director talks us through its recent identity led by “team humility”
  24. 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
  25. Laylahamirchih-illustration-itsnicethat-list International Women's Day Illustrator Laylah Amarchih keeps inspired by setting herself a brief each week
  26. Philippejarrigeon-klarna-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography How do you advertise a Swedish bank? With Snoop Dogg and Afghan hounds
  27. Vimeo_alex_prager_its-nice-that Film Vimeo launches its first ever brand campaign shot by Alex Prager
  28. Filthymedia-brightonandhovefootballclub-filthyseagulldisplay-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Brighton and Hove Albion has a new typeface: Filthy Seagull Display
  29. Cynthiaalfonso-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Cynthia Alfonso's work bridges the gap between comics illustrations and animation
  30. Alicetye-mononoaware-art-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Alice Tye's new exhibition presents the everyday details from a trip to Japan
  31. Esdevlin-londondesignbienalle-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Es Devlin announced as artistic director of London Design Biennale 2020
  32. Williamlyall-freelandsfoundation-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design William Lyall combines the contemporary graphic design landscape with historical references
  33. Int-otw-andreaartemisiolistimage Ones to Watch 2019 “The character is already there”: Andrea Artemisio builds narrative, attitude and tone in his photographs
  34. Int-otw-natsaichieza-listimage Ones to Watch 2019 How two RCA graduates formed one design mind as Regular Practice
  35. Chrisbrooks-thebrookspressofwirksworth-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Chris Brooks has spent a decade rediscovering his family's 100-year-old printing press
  36. Tomiungerer-nadineredlich-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration In memory of Tomi Ungerer, eight illustrators share their thoughts on his endlessly inspiring legacy
  37. Bobbydoherty-seabird-loosejoints-photography-itsnicethat Photography Bobby Doherty shows how zooming in can reveal the “fun, gross, beautiful or cute”
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. Caitlyn-mccarthy-coldsore-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Caitlin McCarthy's new film features coldsores, boner humour and a new female hero
  42. Hiejinyoo-art-itsnicethat-list Art Hiejin Yoo's paintings are reflections on the details of daily life
  43. Connordickson-dotmatrix-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Connor Dickson's typeface is inspired by the grid system of a digital roadside information board
  44. Liisakruusma%cc%88gi-reader-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Liisa Kruusmagi’s new works encourage viewers to take some time out on the couch
  45. Paulascher-seriousplay-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Serious Play: a new exhibition celebrating the “epoch-making” work of Paula Scher
  46. Naranjo-etxeberria-palomacanizares-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Naranjo-Etxeberria designs an identity aiming to cause impact at first glance
  47. Artcamp-apearl-mitski-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Mitski's latest video is a cascading animated journey through relationships
  48. Thetownoftomorrow50yearsofthamesmead-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication The Town of Tomorrow: assembling and preserving 50 years of Thamesmead
  49. Videogamesskies-cloudmaster-mastersystem-1988-itsnicethat-02_copy Miscellaneous Thibault Le Hégarat's collection of eight-bit video game skies is a design gem
  50. Shsadler-freshmeat-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography SHSadler's Fresh Meat assesses the line between “what is beautiful and what is ugly”
  51. Itsnicethatadobe_marianopascual-listimage Found in Adobe Stock All Hands on Deck: Insight into how to design your next winning pitch
  52. Eliashanzer-phase-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Phase, a generative type tool by Elias Hanzer, manipulates letters by hand or sound
  53. Mixtape_template_mahaneela Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Mahaneela's mix of songs that have soundtracked her career
  54. Hayahisatomiyasu-ttp-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Hayahisa Tomiyasu spent four years photographing one ping pong table from his window
  55. U-p-pavilionstudios-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design U-P's new branding presents the history and architectural quirks of Pavilion Studios
  56. Hyperventilation_cherry Illustration How illustrating his favourite songs led Ardneks to work with his dream bands
  57. Hackingfinance-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Hacking Finance presents the “undercover cool” side to the financial industry
  58. Twopointsnet-lavidasextra-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-02 Graphic Design TwoPoints.Net employs the language of gaming to ignite Spain's love of reading
  59. Michaelcox-lavendergardens-art-itsnicethat-list Art Michael Cox's latest paintings turn the artist's attention to the comfort of suburbia
  60. Erikkessels-groupshow-miscellaneous-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Erik Kessels on why he's collected 2000 records featuring large groups of people
  61. Anttikalevi-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Antti Kalevi intricately and abstractly draws his favourite places around the world
  62. 500yearslater-finalfantasyvii-readonlymemory-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Designers, illustrators and (of course) gamers come together for An Oral History Of Final Fantasy VII
  63. Timoandjan-mixtape Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: illustrator pals Jan Buchczik and Timo Lenzen on their studio tunes
  64. Bam-whitecube-graphicdesing-itsnicethat-03 Graphic Design B.A.M's new identity for White Cube is an “evolution rather than a revolution”
  65. Alicezoo-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Alice Zoo documents the real day-to-day lives of performers in a travelling circus
  66. 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
  67. Maximilianvirgili-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography Maximilian Virgili on photographing the romance and randomness of Mexico
  68. Anyways-milotargett-fora-animation-itsnicethat-list-img Animation Anyways animates the rich history of Soho and Spitalfields for Fora
  69. Alexgoddard-abscence-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Alex Goddard's latest short shows what really happens when "absence makes the heart grow fonder"
  70. Giacomogamberini-thenewyorktimes-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Giacomo Gambineri on shifting his creative career from graphic designer to illustrator
  71. Ianbirch-uncovered-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ian Birch takes us through a line-up of revolutionary magazine covers
  72. Steviedix-devilsdetails-art-itsnicethat-list Art Stevie Dix's paintings have the ability to "hiss and speak of forbidden temptations"
  73. Hichamfaraj-compulsoryfigures-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Hicham Faraj designs a typeface inspired by the figure 8 movement of ice skaters
  74. Stephwilson-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Steph Wilson photographs the “boiled sweets and dehydrated piss”-like quality of salt lakes
  75. Webecameaware-occupationandhospitality-publication-itsnicethat-04 Publication We Became Aware's latest publication is a book to be investigated and pulled apart
  76. Danielgebhartdekoekkoek-betterlivingwithalpacas-photography-itsnicethat-03 Photography Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek shows how your life could be better living with an alpaca
  77. Faberstories-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Faber & Faber releases a compendium of delicately designed short stories for its 90th birthday
  78. Oliwiabober-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Oliwia Bober's illustrations combine Polish folklore and her personal feelings
  79. Hotpotato-publication-itsnicethat-09 Publication Hot Potato: the newspaper covering current affairs in a whole new way
  80. Kimgehrig-vivalavulva-advertising-itsnicethat-02 Film Kim Gehrig's latest advert is an eclectic, inclusive ode to the vulva