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Rebecca Irvin

Rebecca joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in May 2019. She graduated from the University of Oxford in 2018 with a postgraduate degree in modern and contemporary English Literature, having previously studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Bristol. Her main area of interest is the intersection between writing and the visual arts.

  1. Anne-sophie-guillet-inner-self-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Anne-Sophie Guillet’s stunning portraits challenge gender binaries
  2. Victor-fonseca-graphic-design-itsnicethat-03 Graphic Design Victor Fonseca treats his graphic design practice like a “playground”
  3. Elizabeth-hibbard-photography-itsnicethat-08 Photography Elizabeth Hibbard’s unsettling photographs examine subjective experience with a visceral gaze
  4. Skin-metadata-paulo-arraiano-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital Artist Paulo Arraiano envisions a symbiosis of nature and technology
  5. Peyton-fulford-infinite-tenderness-photography-itsnicethat-rian-with-friends-list Photography Peyton Fulford intimately photographs small-town America’s LGBTQ+ communities
  6. Melissa-schriek-a-study-of-uncomfortable-positions-photography-itsnicethat-08 Photography Bodily discomfort supplies the “subtle strangeness” of Melissa Schriek’s photographs
  7. Eva-verbeeck-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Eva Verbeeck looks at the place of young women in modern American society
  8. Nugget_copy-kyle-berger-if-there-was-money-on-the-ground-someone-would-have-already-found-it-photography-itsnicethat Photography Kyle Berger’s Photoshopped images exist in “a post-truth timeline”
  9. Heather-glazzard-queer-letters-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography Photographer Heather Glazzard highlights the importance of queer self-representation
  10. Pied-piper-2018-anne-rothenstein-painting-art-itsnicethat-0_copy Art London Review of Books cover artist Anne Rothenstein on the creative freedom of growing older
  11. Img_5326_copy Art Danny Romeril’s “spontaneous” paintings treat the world as a series of shapes and colours
  12. Aria-shahrokhshahi-kalidou-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Aria Shahrokhshahi is raising funds to save the eyesight of his friend in The Gambia
  13. John-maclean-wayne-daly-outthinking-the-rectangle-graphic-design-publication-itsnicethat-05111 Graphic Design Photographer John MacLean and graphic designer Wayne Daly interrogate the traditional book format
  14. Charles-freger-cimarron-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Charles Fréger photographs the sartorial subversion of colonial narratives
  15. The-hanging-rings-are-removed-allowing-the-two-out-of-the-netting-and-the-lusty-maids-have-found-their-favourite-sara-anstis-art-itsnicethat Art Artist Sara Anstis weaves together mythology and female sexuality
  16. Alice-piaggio-wimbledon-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Alice Piaggio’s illustrations are “colourful, crazy, ironic”
  17. Journal-du-the-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Journal du Thé: The magazine designed to be read over a cuppa
  18. Twelve-round-one_neil-bedford_018 Photography Neil Bedford’s photography zine, Twelve, captures boxing's biggest personalities
  19. Aly-helyer-the-forerunners-art-itsnicethat-01 Art Painter Aly Helyer reinterprets traditional portraiture with expressionistic colour
  20. Chaddy-ann-newton-ducks-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Illustrator Chaddy-Ann Newton is obsessed with ducks... like, REALLY obsessed
  21. Phillip-kim-graphic-design-itsnicethat-03 Graphic Design Phillip Kim’s graphic design work is inspired by fashion and philosophy
  22. Img_2205 Things All the zines, books, mags and prints to add to your summer stack: It's July's Things!
  23. Diary_july_724x474 Diary Exhibitions and events to add to your diary for July!
  24. Adrian-forrow-things-to-do-when-you're-feeling-blue-illustration-itsnicethat-01 Illustration Illustrator Adrian Forrow brings playful humour into the topic of mental health
  25. Paul-mpagi-sepuya-photography-itsnicethat-list1 Photography Deconstructed bodies: The photography of Paul Mpagi Sepuya
  26. The_church-nick-mcphail-painting-art-itsnicethat-list Art Painter Nick McPhail uses Renaissance techniques to make his architectural landscapes “glow”
  27. Svetlana-bulatova-calvert-journal-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Svetlana Bulatova documents the environmental trauma of the Chechen wars
  28. Kevin-sabo-choose-your-fighter-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Choose Your Fighter: illustrator Kevin Sabo’s queering of hyper-masculine gaming culture
  29. Covers_copy Illustration Illustrator Faye Moorhouse has made a trilogy of zines about her cat
  30. Tyler-spangler-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Tyler Spangler tells us about his transition from psychology to therapeutic typography
  31. Alex-huanfa-cheng-chinese-wonderland-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Alex Huanfa Cheng photographs the beautiful contradictions of contemporary China
  32. Caleb-stein-down-by-the-hudson-photography-itsnicethat-016list Photography Caleb Stein spent four years photographing the small town of Poughkeepsie
  33. Partners-magazine-publication-itsnicethat-01 Publication Issue two of Partners Magazine shows the importance of communication in interpersonal relationships
  34. Laura-prim-rosenberg-kollectiv-graphic-design-itsnicethat-06 Graphic Design Laura Prim's posters for Rosenberg Kollectiv combine graphic shapes with expressive line work
  35. -macaulay-lerman-greer-road-photographer-itsnicethat-list Photography Macaulay Lerman photographs the retired nomad community of Fritz Creek Alaska
  36. Sandy-suffield-aaron-tilley-the-odd-couple-food-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Food photography to make your mouth water… maybe?
  37. Ian-lewandowski-ice-palace-photography-itsnicethat-list2 Photography Photographer Ian Lewandowski documents care and tenderness in queer spaces
  38. Raffi-kalenderian-memento-vivo-art-itsnicethat-07_copy Art Raffi Kalenderian celebrates life in his exuberant, colourful, painted portraits
  39. Berlinda-with-daughter-justin-keene-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Through portraiture, photographer Justin Keene sets up a dialogue with South Africa
  40. Benedetta-ristori-take-care-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Benedetta Ristori gives visibility to migrant women in the Italian care industry
  41. Piero-percoco-the-rainbow-is-underestimated-photography-publication-itsnicethat-list2 Publication Self-taught photographer Piero Percoco captures everyday spectacles
  42. June-things-regulars-itsnicethat-list Things Activity books, underground culture and space dogs: it's the June edition of Things!
  43. Scott-albrecht-design-art-itsnicethat-list2 Art Scott Albrecht turns typographic forms into abstract works of art
  44. Harry-f-conway-bakerloo-photography-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Bakerloo: An underground portrait of London by photographer Harry F Conway
  45. Patricia-larocque-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Patricia Larocque creates embroidered patches with a cartoon horror movie aesthetic
  46. Diary-june-2019-itsnicethat-exhibitions-events Diary The best of June's events and exhibitions all over the world!
  47. Ikea-real-life-stranger-things-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising Ikea recreates the living rooms in The Simpsons, Friends, and Stranger Things
  48. Richard-wade-draw-a-squared-circle-photography-its-nice-that-list Photography Richard Wade photographs the parallels between professional wrestling and American politics
  49. Shana-sadeghi-ray-cheer-bears-art-itsnicethat-list Art Shana Sadeghi-Ray makes art about object worship and consumerist devotion
  50. Studio-mirko-borsche-venice-biennale-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Mirko Borsche on creating an identity for the Venice Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
  51. Romany-francesca-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Romany Francesca is improving inclusivity in the fashion industry
  52. Jan-pieter-karper-graphic-design-print-typography-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Jan-Pieter Karper on how material considerations form the basis of his graphic design work
  53. Brodie-kaman-graphic-design-its-nice-that-list Graphic Design Designer Brodie Kaman reflects on how his practice has developed over the past year
  54. Emma-hopkins-art-itsnicethat-list Art Painter Emma Hopkins utilises her training in prosthetics in her meticulous nude portraits
  55. Ruud-van-empel-photography-itsnicethat-list3 Photography Ruud van Empel’s uncanny photographs blend artificiality with naturalism
  56. Son-ayong-poster-graphic-design-itsnicethat-20 Graphic Design Clarity of concept is at the heart of Seoul-based graphic designer Son Ayong’s posters
  57. Leonardo-scotti-photography-itsnicethat-list3 Photography Leonardo Scotti’s fashion photography is “explorative, colourful, ironic, dense, imaginative”
  58. Jeffrey-cheung-tiny-splendor-illustration-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Jeffrey Cheung’s new book is a joyous celebration of QTPOC communities
  59. Uma-bista-our-songs-from-the-forest-photography-itsnicethat-list2 Photography Uma Bista’s photographs address gender inequality in Nepalese communities
  60. Peony-gent-park-bench-kensington-illustration-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Peony Gent’s hand-drawn book documents a conversation with a stranger on a park bench
  61. Veronica-graham-most-ancient-nat-vs-civ-publication-vr-gaming-itsnicethat-list Publication Veronica Graham has turned her VR game about global warming into an artist’s book
  62. Dylan-jones-pig-looks-at-cube-illustration-itsnicethat-list3 Illustration Dylan Jones has made a book of drawings, and it’s weird
  63. Bill-2-julie-peeters-photography-magazine-itsnicethat-list Publication Experimental photography magazine Bill plays with the notion of the image as a material object
  64. Elevator-teeth-my-body-feels-amazing-publication-its-nice-that-14 Publication My Body Feels Amazing: Elevator Teeth uses words and images to conduct a dialogue with the self
  65. On-this-planet-exhibition-old-street-gallery-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration On This Planet is an illustration exhibition combatting wildlife habitat loss
  66. Pedro-neves-marques-it-bites-back-gasworks-art-itsnicethat-list Art Filmmaker and writer Pedro Neves Marques merges biopolitics with sexual politics
  67. Daria-kashcheeva-daughter-illustration-itsnicethat-list Animation Daria Kashcheeva combines stop motion, documentary-style filmmaking and painterly techniques
  68. Kentandreasen-palmphotoprize2019-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Cultural identity is high on the agenda for this year’s Palm* Photo Prize finalists