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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. 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
  2. Grace-wilson-ceramic-characters-illustration-itsnicethat-list2 Illustration Meet Grace Wilson’s cast of charming – and amazingly lifelike – ceramic characters
  3. Standards-manual-parks-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Standards Manual’s new book documents 20th Century graphic design through park brochures
  4. Grandarmy-gimlet-rebrand-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Podcast company Gimlet’s new identity by GrandArmy is designed not to be too “slick”
  5. Esther-cheung-in-passing-animation-the-graduates-2019-itsnicethat-list The Graduates 2019 Animation graduate Esther Cheung on her stunning short film In Passing
  6. Genis-rigol-irudika-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Animator Genís Rigol believes “mistakes” can open up new ways of seeing
  7. Louisa-stickelbruck-seven-bends-in-the-river-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Louisa Stickelbruck on the ever-thorny subject of representation in photography
  8. Richard-turley-in-conversation-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-new In Conversation Richard Turley on how Instagram has “weaponised” our need to be liked
  9. Milana-kasianova-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Milana Kasianova’s pencil drawings seek “to find balance in a mess”
  10. Fergus-thomas-bird-of-dreams-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Fergus Thomas turns his lens on the pigeon-breeding community of South Wales
  11. 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
  12. 1-advicearticlethumbnail_interview_list The Graduates 2019 Job interviews: Pentagram, Wieden+Kennedy and Bureau Borsche on how to get them and what to say
  13. 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
  14. Giorgia-lupi-pentagram-new-york-partner-announcement-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Giorgia Lupi becomes first Pentagram partner in New York for seven years
  15. The-gourmand-issue-12-publication-itsnicethat-list2 Publication Say cheese! Meet The Gourmand’s latest cover star
  16. Max-siedentopf-ordinary-magazine-toilet-paper-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication The latest issue of Ordinary magazine asks us to look again at loo roll
  17. Richard-turley-7x7-exploded-magazine-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list2 Graphic Design Wieden+Kennedy New York plasters Manhattan with “an exploded magazine”
  18. Designstudio-the-collective-new-identity-rebrand-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design DesignStudio unveils new identity for co-living brand The Collective
  19. Turkina-faso-alice-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Turkina Faso on shooting her younger sister Alice for over a decade
  20. Oleg-tolstoy-silicon-beach-photography-itsnicethat-list2 Photography Photographer Oleg Tolstoy captures the tech-obsessed crowds on Silicon Beach
  21. Micaiah-carter-uniqlo-linen-photography-itsnicethat-list Ones to Watch 2019 Micaiah Carter interprets Uniqlo’s linen range with a sultry sun-drenched shoot
  22. 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
  23. Mirko-borsche-zeit-international-cover-publication-itsnicethat-01 Publication “A small twist with a big impact”: New ZeitMagazin International cover reflects topsy-turvy Europe
  24. Bex-day-hen-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Bex Day’s new series looks to raise awareness for the older transgender community
  25. Marie-larrivee-lucas-malbrun-saba-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Directors Marie Larrivé and Lucas Malbrun on their psychedelic new music video
  26. Int-otw-natsaichieza-listimage Ones to Watch 2019 Natsai Audrey Chieza rethinks how designers and scientists can solve the world’s toughest problems
  27. 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
  28. Michael-craig-martin-present-sense-art-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Art “More famous than famous”: Michael Craig-Martin on the changing nature of “ordinariness”
  29. Nick-turpin-autos-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography Photographer Nick Turpin captures cars bathed in the lights of Piccadilly Circus
  30. Charlotte-keates-racquet-club-art-itsnicethat-04 Art Charlotte Keates' paintings invite us into an all-American “dreamscape”
  31. Nicole-ginelli-seahawks-eyes-of-the-moon-music-video-itsnicethat-list Animation Nicole Ginelli creates captivating 360-degree music video for Seahawks track
  32. Charlotte-mei-kirsten-lepore-sectordub-pikuniku-game-itsnicethat-01 Illustration Charlotte Mei and Kirsten Lepore collaborate on playful new game Pikuniku
  33. Studio-swine-wave-particle-duplex-exhibition-itsnicethat-01 Art A new Studio Swine exhibition in Brooklyn shines a light on – light
  34. Slack_launch_animation-list! Graphic Design Pentagram’s Michael Bierut talks us through his Slack brand reboot
  35. Stefanie-leinhos-colophon-foundry-bespoke-catalogue-3-itsnicethat-06 Graphic Design Colophon Foundry's latest catalogue features sharp illustrations by Stefanie Leinhos
  36. 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
  37. Emily-oberman-wizarding-world-graphic-design-itsnicethat-01 Graphic Design Pentagram's Emily Oberman talks us through her identities for the Harry Potter universe
  38. 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
  39. Int-roty-mattalagiah-listimage Review of the Year 2018 Don't worry, be angry: how politics and creativity collided in 2018
  40. Create-jobs-magnum-your-london-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Create Jobs teams up with Magnum and the HudsonBec Group for photography project
  41. Christoph-niemann-wannsee-station-art-itsnicethat-01 Art “The beauty of abstraction”: Christoph Niemann on his new mural for a Berlin train station
  42. 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
  43. Ace-and-tate-new-london-shop-itsnicethat-06 Design Ace & Tate teams up with Anyways and Assemble’s Granby Workshop for new London shop
  44. Mark-wallinger-one-world-art-itsnicethat-01 Art Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger turns 2,000 footballs into his canvas
  45. 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
  46. Mr-bingo-advent-calendar-illustration-itsnicethat-03 Film New film documents the making of Mr Bingo’s alternative 2018 advent calendar
  47. Cubitts-spectacles-product-design-itsnicethat-01 Product Design Glasses brand Cubitts fashions a pair of specs from 600 years of London detritus
  48. Hamish-makgill-beautifully-simple-exhibition-itsnicethat-01 Exhibition Studio Makgill present ten objects that capture the beauty of simplicity
  49. Gabriel-gabriel-garble-vacuum-animation-itsnicethat-07 Animation Gabriel Gabriel Garble's new animated film sees perfume as pure escapism