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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. Ibm-coporate-identity-its-nice-that-list Publication Design to improve the general quality of life: exploring Paul Rand's IBM Graphic Standards Manual
  2. Walkingthroughpalmero-lollieditions-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Walking Through Palermo: a relaxed cultural, architectural and historical walk through the Italian city
  3. Manvsmachine-airmaxday-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design ManvsMachine create its most ambitious campaign for Air Max Day yet
  4. Noahbeckwith-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Noah Beckwith on developing his own authorship in graphic design
  5. Ordinary-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Ordinary magazine returns after a year hiatus with the theme of air
  6. Yukiko Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Studio Yukiko's mix to listen to in the kitchen at parties
  7. Songwritersfonts-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Songwriters Fonts instructed to shut down due to intellectual property legal issues
  8. Hat_beardpress-georgerodriguez-publication-itsnicethat-03 Publication Brian Roettinger designs the first retrospective of photographer George Rodriguez
  9. Parallelpractice-pramen-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Three new fab projects from the brilliant Parallel Practice
  10. Kesselskramer-royalwedding-itsnicethat-list2 Miscellaneous KesselsKramer scoff at the upcoming royal wedding with a series of satirical souvenirs
  11. Nbstudio-jambo_-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design NB Studio push the decorative limits of typography for African food start-up Jambo!
  12. Ikea-enebyspeakers-productdesign-itsnicethat-list Product Design Ikea announces its first audio equipment range
  13. Sebastiancuri-salondelosabrazos-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Sebastian Curi's illustrations reach joyful new heights, shapes and sizes
  14. Songwritersnotes-johnlennon-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Songwriters Fonts gives you the opportunity to type in the handwriting of David Bowie and John Lennon
  15. 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
  16. Stefanieleinhos-readitoutloud-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Stefanie Leinhos' new book encourages you to Read It Out Loud
  17. Daniel-avery-animation-itsnicethat-list-alt Film Flat-e visualise the full length of Daniel Avery's new record, Song for Alpha
  18. Frankiecosos Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a reflective mix on life by Frankie Cosmos
  19. Rikakonagashima-shuta_hasunumau-zhaan-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Rikako Nagashima's analytical approach to graphic design makes for satisfying results
  20. 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
  21. Alexa-viscius-its-nice-that-list Graphic Design Alexa Viscius' warm portfolio combines photography and delicate graphic design
  22. 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
  23. Productiontype-mars-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design “Flexed and stiff at first sight": Alaric Garnier's first commercial font release, Mars
  24. Edgarwright-beck-colors-film-itsnicethat-list Film Edgar Wright directs Beck's new music video starring Alison Brie
  25. Trickster-list Graphic Design Velvetyne's new font Trickster is cool, weird, maybe ugly, "but at least it’s not your usual Helv"
  26. Dolly_faibyshev-sumo-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Dolly Faibyshev takes us into the ring with sumo wrestling champions
  27. Wetransfer-workinprogress-bjorkandjessekanda-film-itsnicethat-list Film Björk and Jesse Kanda's creative partnership explored in WeTransfer's documentary series, Work in Progress
  28. Paulascher-pentagram-expediagroup-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Pentagram's Paula Scher creates new typographically led identity for Expedia Group
  29. Aureliapeter-zett-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Aurelia Peter's considered design approach leads her through uncharted territory
  30. 1 Graphic Design New work from the ever-prolific graphic designer Ben Arfur
  31. Fantasticman-foryoungandold-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Fantastic Man's eight cover stars act as a cross-generational portrait story
  32. Mixtape_template Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a genre-spanning mix from creative agency Mogollon
  33. 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
  34. Brian-blomerth-list Publication Brian Blomerth illustrates a journey to "surf discovery" even though he's terrible at surfing
  35. Manvsmachine-algorithmicarchitecture-film-itsnicethat-list Film ManvsMachine push the power of an iMac Pro in new film, Algorithmic Architecture
  36. Alexandermedel-illustration-itsnicethat-02 Illustration Alexander Medel took a year off illustration and design - but now he's back!
  37. Mikeyjoyce-daisy-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Dive into Mikey Joyce's portfolio with its “healthy balance of calculated and convoluted silliness"
  38. Elcaf-charlottedumortier-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration ELCAF announces 2018 edition with artist in residence Charlotte Dumortier
  39. Mixtape_rm Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Rae Morris curates a winter-focused mix
  40. Cliffordjagoandtheicequeens-catalogue-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Clifford Jago teams up with Catalogue to create “an absolute devil of a second book”
  41. Garrettdavis-genie-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Garrett Davis' beautifully silly animations are beyond comprehensible
  42. Themillionairesclub-events-itsnicethat-list Events Anna Haifisch and pals to open the sixth Millionaires Club, a comic and graphics festival in Leipzig
  43. Mindyseu-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Discover Harvard student Mindy Seu's research-focused design practice
  44. Nolanpelletier-mirrorworld-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration "I sometimes get a bit dizzy": welcome to the giddy illustrative world of Nolan Pelletier
  45. Karenlederer-art-itsnicethat-list Art Karen Lederer's paintings reference everything from pets to politics
  46. Alan_fears_mixtape_itsnicethat Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Artist Alan Fears sandwiches the good with the crap in his nostalgic playlist
  47. Lauracallaghan-internationalwomensday-itsnicethat-list International Women's Day Laura Callaghan on how she created this year's inclusive, powerful and all embracing IWD illustrations
  48. 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
  49. Sister_corita_list_002 International Women's Day “The grandmother of socially active art”: the generous work of Sister Corita Kent
  50. Profiaesthetics-janbuchczik-hfgoffenbach-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Profi Aesthetics design a tongue-in-cheek university campaign with Jan Buchczik
  51. Gracehelmer-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Grace Helmer's intricate paintings and sketchbook pages from a trip to Japan and Taiwan
  52. Weareherebritishbmewomen-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition We Are Here explores suffrage from the perspective of British BME Women
  53. 1shilling-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication 1 Shilling (1/-): classic football programmes for “communities that used to hang on every pass, save and goal” 
  54. Chrisbigg-thebreeders-allnerve-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Chris Bigg talks us through his graphic design language for The Breeders' new record
  55. Legallyblack-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising Guerrilla ad campaign calls out lack of black representation in TV and film
  56. Parksperdue-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design The ever evolving portfolio of Parks Perdue continues to use "silly tropes to my advantage"
  57. Michaelsatter Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Graphic designer Michael Satter's mix to start your day
  58. Lennarts_debruijn-chromosomalabnormalities-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Lennarts & De Bruijn create a purposefully illegible typeface built from DNA chromosomes
  59. Joeatkinson-gameboy-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Jose Fatkinson’s very dark but very funny animation depicting violent video games
  60. Danielrudd-sadtopographies-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Damien Rudd's Sad Topographies is now in book form, continuing to "spread sadness worldwide"
  61. Alimobasser-stampsofarevoultion1985-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Stamps of a Revolution: Ali Mobasser's Iranian stamp collection and incredible family story
  62. Rosiebrock-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Rosie Brock photographs a sentimental portrait of Virginia post Trump's inauguration
  63. Buttstudio-panatypeschuttle-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Butt Studio: Harry Butt’s multidisciplinary graphic design practice that doesn’t sit still
  64. Durimel_brothers Ones To Watch 2018 Ones to Watch 2018: photographers Jalan and Jibril Durimel
  65. Studio_yukiko Ones To Watch 2018 Ones to Watch 2018: graphic designers Studio Yukiko
  66. Lowly-fridaymixtape-itsnicethat-list Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a mammoth mix from school project turned great band, Lowly
  67. Liznielsen-landscapeshapes-art-itsnicethat-list Photography Liz Nielsen wants to create photographs that give viewers "an ah-ha moment"
  68. Williamdavey-illustration-itsnicethat-19 Illustration A chat with illustrator William Davey about sketchbooks and his parent’s shed
  69. Dhamsrifuengfung-swimtome-photography-itsnicethat-16 Photography Photographer Dham Srifuengfung's endearingly fabulous shoot starring his childhood nanny
  70. Cunyjanssen-therewasachildwentforth-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Cuny Janssen's soft and poignant series documents childhood in Amsterdam
  71. Osamuyokonami-mizugi-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Osamu Yokonami photographically interprets spring with a group of anonymous swimmers
  72. T-thenewyorktimesmagazine-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Creative director Patrick Li on T: The New York Times Style Magazine's conversational new redesign
  73. Designforrail-roundel-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Roundel’s seminal identity for British Rail celebrated in new exhibition
  74. Martinapaukova-girls-airing-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Girls! Illustrator Martina Paukova opens her first major show in London
  75. Mixtape_template_jw Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: travel back to the heady days of 2008 with director Jack Whiteley
  76. Lucydyson-courtneybarnett-namelessfaceless-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Beyonce collaborator Lucy Dyson creates kaleidoscopic animated video for Courtney Barnett
  77. Adam_higton_list Illustration Adam Higton turns his hand to rugs, music festivals and comics 
  78. Cindykutikova-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Cindy Kutikova creates a visual identity exploring fashion and artificial intelligence
  79. List_adrian_kay_wong Art Adrian Kay Wong mixes the simplistic and sentimental in his nostalgia filled paintings
  80. Bl%c3%a6ti-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Helga Dögg talks us through her design decisions for Blæti, a magazine about fetishes