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Matt Alagiah

Matt joined It’s Nice That as editor in October 2018. He was previously executive editor at Monocle magazine and before that studied English and German at university. Drop him a line with ideas and suggestions, or simply to say hello.

  1. Regular-practice-ones-to-watch-uniqlo-ultra-light-down-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Ones to Watch 2019 Regular Practice turns the lightweight padding of Ultra Light Down into a typeface
  2. Andrew-rae-phone-buddies-photography-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Andrew Rae’s latest project imagines our devices as sinister, slimy monsters
  3. Isaac-lock-you-will-be-with-us-in-paradise-film-itsnicethat-list Film Isaac Lock’s hilarious documentary goes behind the scenes of Fiorucci’s revival
  4. Margaret-calvert-in-conversation-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list In Conversation “The signs were completely radical”: Margaret Calvert looks back on her illustrious career
  5. Bam-pam-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design David McKendrick and his 20-year infatuation with Pam and her handwritten notes
  6. Yahoo_rebrand_michael_bierut_pentagram_graphic_design_itsnicethat1 Graphic Design Michael Bierut rebrands internet giant Yahoo
  7. Yuko-mohri-ones-to-watch-uniqlo-blocktech-art-sculpture-itsnicethat-list Ones to Watch 2019 Yuko Mohri returns to her favourite material to showcase the properties of Uniqlo’s Blocktech
  8. Grace-wilson-ceramic-characters-illustration-itsnicethat-list2 Illustration Meet Grace Wilson’s cast of charming – and amazingly lifelike – ceramic characters
  9. Standards-manual-parks-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Standards Manual’s new book documents 20th Century graphic design through park brochures
  10. Grandarmy-gimlet-rebrand-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Podcast company Gimlet’s new identity by GrandArmy is designed not to be too “slick”
  11. Esther-cheung-in-passing-animation-the-graduates-2019-itsnicethat-list The Graduates 2019 Animation graduate Esther Cheung on her stunning short film In Passing
  12. Genis-rigol-irudika-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Animator Genís Rigol believes “mistakes” can open up new ways of seeing
  13. Louisa-stickelbruck-seven-bends-in-the-river-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Louisa Stickelbruck on the ever-thorny subject of representation in photography
  14. Richard-turley-in-conversation-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-new In Conversation Richard Turley on how Instagram has “weaponised” our need to be liked
  15. Milana-kasianova-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Milana Kasianova’s pencil drawings seek “to find balance in a mess”
  16. Fergus-thomas-bird-of-dreams-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Fergus Thomas turns his lens on the pigeon-breeding community of South Wales
  17. Jee-ook-choi-uniqlo-airism-illustration-itsnicethat-list Ones to Watch 2019 Jee-ook Choi turns Uniqlo’s AIRism range into a series of ethereal illustrations
  18. 1-advicearticlethumbnail_interview_list The Graduates 2019 Job interviews: Pentagram, Wieden+Kennedy and Bureau Borsche on how to get them and what to say
  19. Rottingdean-bazaar-paul-smith-book-photo-london-publication-photography-itsnicethat-list Publication Rottingdean Bazaar creates a book for Paul Smith, starring people named Paul Smith
  20. Giorgia-lupi-pentagram-new-york-partner-announcement-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Giorgia Lupi becomes first Pentagram partner in New York for seven years
  21. The-gourmand-issue-12-publication-itsnicethat-list2 Publication Say cheese! Meet The Gourmand’s latest cover star
  22. Max-siedentopf-ordinary-magazine-toilet-paper-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication The latest issue of Ordinary magazine asks us to look again at loo roll
  23. Richard-turley-7x7-exploded-magazine-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list2 Graphic Design Wieden+Kennedy New York plasters Manhattan with “an exploded magazine”
  24. Designstudio-the-collective-new-identity-rebrand-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design DesignStudio unveils new identity for co-living brand The Collective
  25. Turkina-faso-alice-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Turkina Faso on shooting her younger sister Alice for over a decade
  26. Oleg-tolstoy-silicon-beach-photography-itsnicethat-list2 Photography Photographer Oleg Tolstoy captures the tech-obsessed crowds on Silicon Beach
  27. Micaiah-carter-uniqlo-linen-photography-itsnicethat-list Ones to Watch 2019 Micaiah Carter interprets Uniqlo’s linen range with a sultry sun-drenched shoot
  28. Elena-heatherwick-yola-irc-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Shot in Nigeria, Elena Heatherwick's photographic story for the IRC is one of tragedy and resilience
  29. Mirko-borsche-zeit-international-cover-publication-itsnicethat-01 Publication “A small twist with a big impact”: New ZeitMagazin International cover reflects topsy-turvy Europe
  30. Bex-day-hen-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Bex Day’s new series looks to raise awareness for the older transgender community
  31. Marie-larrivee-lucas-malbrun-saba-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Directors Marie Larrivé and Lucas Malbrun on their psychedelic new music video
  32. Int-otw-natsaichieza-listimage Ones to Watch 2019 Natsai Audrey Chieza rethinks how designers and scientists can solve the world’s toughest problems
  33. Int-otw-michiahcarter-listimage Ones to Watch 2019 Micaiah Carter's had a meteoric rise but there’s far more to come from this prolific photographer
  34. Michael-craig-martin-present-sense-art-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Art “More famous than famous”: Michael Craig-Martin on the changing nature of “ordinariness”
  35. Nick-turpin-autos-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography Photographer Nick Turpin captures cars bathed in the lights of Piccadilly Circus
  36. Charlotte-keates-racquet-club-art-itsnicethat-04 Art Charlotte Keates' paintings invite us into an all-American “dreamscape”
  37. Nicole-ginelli-seahawks-eyes-of-the-moon-music-video-itsnicethat-list Animation Nicole Ginelli creates captivating 360-degree music video for Seahawks track
  38. Charlotte-mei-kirsten-lepore-sectordub-pikuniku-game-itsnicethat-01 Illustration Charlotte Mei and Kirsten Lepore collaborate on playful new game Pikuniku
  39. Studio-swine-wave-particle-duplex-exhibition-itsnicethat-01 Art A new Studio Swine exhibition in Brooklyn shines a light on – light
  40. Slack_launch_animation-list! Graphic Design Pentagram’s Michael Bierut talks us through his Slack brand reboot
  41. Stefanie-leinhos-colophon-foundry-bespoke-catalogue-3-itsnicethat-06 Graphic Design Colophon Foundry's latest catalogue features sharp illustrations by Stefanie Leinhos
  42. David-ryle-gem-fletcher-fire-school-film-itsnicethat-01 Film New film by David Ryle and Gem Fletcher reveals the poetry of playing with fire
  43. Emily-oberman-wizarding-world-graphic-design-itsnicethat-01 Graphic Design Pentagram's Emily Oberman talks us through her identities for the Harry Potter universe
  44. Geoff-mcfetridge-coming-back-is-half-the-trip-publication-itsnicethat-02 Publication “I’m a believer in form”: Geoff McFetridge on his new book of introspective drawings
  45. Int-roty-mattalagiah-listimage Review of the Year 2018 Don't worry, be angry: how politics and creativity collided in 2018
  46. Create-jobs-magnum-your-london-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Create Jobs teams up with Magnum and the HudsonBec Group for photography project
  47. Christoph-niemann-wannsee-station-art-itsnicethat-01 Art “The beauty of abstraction”: Christoph Niemann on his new mural for a Berlin train station
  48. Rosie-kay-mk-ultra-dance-itsnicethat-01 Miscellaneous “People get the jokes now”: Rosie Kay discusses the return of her contemporary dance performance MK Ultra
  49. Ace-and-tate-new-london-shop-itsnicethat-06 Design Ace & Tate teams up with Anyways and Assemble’s Granby Workshop for new London shop
  50. Mark-wallinger-one-world-art-itsnicethat-01 Art Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger turns 2,000 footballs into his canvas
  51. Yuri-suzuki-pentagram-partner-itsnicethat-01 Interactive “Even the other partners ask me, ‘How can I categorise you as a designer?’”: Yuri Suzuki joins Pentagram
  52. Mr-bingo-advent-calendar-illustration-itsnicethat-03 Film New film documents the making of Mr Bingo’s alternative 2018 advent calendar
  53. Cubitts-spectacles-product-design-itsnicethat-01 Product Design Glasses brand Cubitts fashions a pair of specs from 600 years of London detritus
  54. Hamish-makgill-beautifully-simple-exhibition-itsnicethat-01 Exhibition Studio Makgill present ten objects that capture the beauty of simplicity
  55. Gabriel-gabriel-garble-vacuum-animation-itsnicethat-07 Animation Gabriel Gabriel Garble's new animated film sees perfume as pure escapism