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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. Stefanietam-graphicdesign-thegraduates-2019-itsnicethat-list The Graduates 2019 Stefanie Tam’s graphic design grounds conceptual thinking in compelling visuals
  2. Erynlougheed-illustration-thegraduates2019-itsnicethat-list The Graduates 2019 Eryn Lougheed’s fantastical, illustrative paintings are windows onto dreamlike worlds
  3. Hugoyu-photography-itsnicethat-thegraduates2019-itsnicethat-list The Graduates 2019 Primary colours and meticulous compositions define Hugo Yu’s photography
  4. Noguchi_table-kellen-hatanaka-painting-art-itsnicethat_copy Art Kellen Hatanaka’s characterful paintings explore North American-Asian identity
  5. Juuso-westerlund-photography-heartbeats-itsnicethat-list1 Photography Juuso Westerlund’s tender photographs of his sons capture the essence of childhood
  6. 03-list-img-template-2-up-portrait Art Dan Perkins’ geometric paintings are “imbued with light, rendered in luminous washes”
  7. List-image-stefaniaorfanidou_pendulum_06-photography-itsnicethat-copy Photography Stefania Orfanidou photographs the city of L’Aquila in the wake of natural disaster
  8. Judy-chicago-exhibition-baltic-art-itsnicethat Art Baltic to stage first major UK survey of trailblazing feminist artist Judy Chicago
  9. Niccolo-debole-graphic-design-itsnicethat-04_copy Graphic Design Niccolò Debole’s graphic design incorporates found objects and analogue processes
  10. 1-list-image-things-regulars-itsnicethat-0 Things Comics, photobooks, illustrated zines and dream decoders: August’s Things has landed!
  11. Radio-boys-sophie-marty-photography-publication-itsnicethat-01-list Publication Radio Boys celebrates the passion of antique radio collectors
  12. Vasantha-yogananthan-a-myth-of-two-souls-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Vasantha Yogananthan’s seven-year journey to recreate an epic Sanskrit myth
  13. Falmouth-university-ma-communication-design-dandad-new-blood-festival-design-sponsored-content-itsnicethat-list Design Falmouth University’s MA Communication Design students are the new “provocateurs” the creative industry needs
  14. Dont-panic-creative-agency-boris-johnson-stickittotheman-itsnicethat-01list Graphic Design Don’t Panic is calling for pedestrians to stick their chewing gum on PM Boris Johnson’s face
  15. Alice-johnson-ceramics-pottery-pets-art-illustration-itsnicethat-01-_list Art We all need one of Alice Johnson’s pottery pets
  16. Diary_august-regulars-itsnicethat-events-exhibitions Diary August Diary: Our pick of this month’s best events and exhibitions!
  17. Bo-matteini-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Bo Matteini’s fluid, dynamic illustrations are full of joyful vitality
  18. Amanda-picotte-transpride-refinery29-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Amanda Picotte’s “uplifting and glamorous” photographs celebrate trans beauty
  19. Todd-antony-cholitas-photography-itsnicethat-0list Photography Todd Antony photographs the whirling, wrestling, mountain-climbing Cholitas of El Alto, Bolivia
  20. Alba-zari-the-y-photography-publication-itsnicethat-06 Publication The Y: Alba Zari’s “photographic quest” to discover the identity of her biological father
  21. Bill-daggs-painting-art-itsnicethat-010_copy Art “Social observation” is central to Bill Daggs’ painted portraits
  22. Jordi-ng-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-1 Graphic Design Self-taught graphic designer Jordi Ng uses 3D modelling and vibrant colours to examine national identity
  23. Dr-julian-gravy-painting-illustration-art-itsnicethat-0-list-13 Illustration Anarchist cats, anthropomorphic horses and Ronald McDonald: the fantasy world of Dr Julian Gravy
  24. Bruce-vansteelwinkel-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Bruce Vansteenwinkel’s graphic design revolves around personal identity and experience
  25. Harry-ecroyd-the-hunting-of-the-earl-of-rone-photography-itsnicethat-09 Photography Harry Ecroyd’s photographs celebrate the peculiarity of British rural customs
  26. Arjan-de-nooy-991-photography-publication-fwbooks-itsnicethat-02list Publication Arjan de Nooy’s book, 99:1, is an extended exercise in image deconstruction
  27. Drew-nikonowicz-this-world-and-thers-like-it-photography-itsnicethat-0list1 Photography “Omnivorous image-maker” Drew Nikonowicz uses photography and computer simulation to explore the world
  28. Shin-noguchi-something-here-photography-itsnicethat-list1 Photography Shin Noguchi photographs the bizarre and beautiful details of public life
  29. Joe-newman-blood-not-sweat-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Joe Newman documents a boxing gym for young people in a Ukrainian war zone
  30. Louise-daneels-ceramic-illustration-itsnicethat-list-01 Illustration Louise Daneels makes playful, ceramic illustrations of everyday objects
  31. Igor-moritz-painting-art-itsnicethat-01 Art Painter Igor Moritz's vivid paintings express the colours of inner life
  32. Samanthafrench-art-itsnicethat-list Art Samantha French’s dazzling underwater paintings hark back to childhood summers
  33. Anne-sophie-guillet-inner-self-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Anne-Sophie Guillet’s stunning portraits challenge gender binaries
  34. Victor-fonseca-graphic-design-itsnicethat-03 Graphic Design Victor Fonseca treats his graphic design practice like a “playground”
  35. Elizabeth-hibbard-photography-itsnicethat-08 Photography Elizabeth Hibbard’s unsettling photographs examine subjective experience with a visceral gaze
  36. Skin-metadata-paulo-arraiano-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital Artist Paulo Arraiano envisions a symbiosis of nature and technology
  37. Peyton-fulford-infinite-tenderness-photography-itsnicethat-rian-with-friends-list Photography Peyton Fulford intimately photographs small-town America’s LGBTQ+ communities
  38. Melissa-schriek-a-study-of-uncomfortable-positions-photography-itsnicethat-08 Photography Bodily discomfort supplies the “subtle strangeness” of Melissa Schriek’s photographs
  39. Eva-verbeeck-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Eva Verbeeck looks at the place of young women in modern American society
  40. 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”
  41. Heather-glazzard-queer-letters-photography-itsnicethat-01 Photography Photographer Heather Glazzard highlights the importance of queer self-representation
  42. 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
  43. Img_5326_copy Art Danny Romeril’s “spontaneous” paintings treat the world as a series of shapes and colours
  44. Aria-shahrokhshahi-kalidou-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Aria Shahrokhshahi is raising funds to save the eyesight of his friend in The Gambia
  45. 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
  46. Charles-freger-cimarron-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Charles Fréger photographs the sartorial subversion of colonial narratives
  47. 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
  48. Alice-piaggio-wimbledon-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Alice Piaggio’s illustrations are “colourful, crazy, ironic”
  49. Journal-du-the-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Journal du Thé: The magazine designed to be read over a cuppa
  50. Twelve-round-one_neil-bedford_018 Photography Neil Bedford’s photography zine, Twelve, captures boxing's biggest personalities
  51. Aly-helyer-the-forerunners-art-itsnicethat-01 Art Painter Aly Helyer reinterprets traditional portraiture with expressionistic colour
  52. Chaddy-ann-newton-ducks-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Illustrator Chaddy-Ann Newton is obsessed with ducks... like, REALLY obsessed
  53. Phillip-kim-graphic-design-itsnicethat-03 Graphic Design Phillip Kim’s graphic design work is inspired by fashion and philosophy
  54. Img_2205 Things All the zines, books, mags and prints to add to your summer stack: It's July's Things!
  55. Diary_july_724x474 Diary Exhibitions and events to add to your diary for July!
  56. 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
  57. Paul-mpagi-sepuya-photography-itsnicethat-list1 Photography Deconstructed bodies: The photography of Paul Mpagi Sepuya
  58. The_church-nick-mcphail-painting-art-itsnicethat-list Art Painter Nick McPhail uses Renaissance techniques to make his architectural landscapes “glow”
  59. Svetlana-bulatova-calvert-journal-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Svetlana Bulatova documents the environmental trauma of the Chechen wars
  60. Kevin-sabo-choose-your-fighter-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Choose Your Fighter: illustrator Kevin Sabo’s queering of hyper-masculine gaming culture
  61. Covers_copy Illustration Illustrator Faye Moorhouse has made a trilogy of zines about her cat
  62. Tyler-spangler-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Tyler Spangler tells us about his transition from psychology to therapeutic typography
  63. Alex-huanfa-cheng-chinese-wonderland-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Alex Huanfa Cheng photographs the beautiful contradictions of contemporary China
  64. Caleb-stein-down-by-the-hudson-photography-itsnicethat-016list Photography Caleb Stein spent four years photographing the small town of Poughkeepsie
  65. Partners-magazine-publication-itsnicethat-01 Publication Issue two of Partners Magazine shows the importance of communication in interpersonal relationships
  66. Laura-prim-rosenberg-kollectiv-graphic-design-itsnicethat-06 Graphic Design Laura Prim's posters for Rosenberg Kollectiv combine graphic shapes with expressive line work
  67. -macaulay-lerman-greer-road-photographer-itsnicethat-list Photography Macaulay Lerman photographs the retired nomad community of Fritz Creek Alaska
  68. Sandy-suffield-aaron-tilley-the-odd-couple-food-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Food photography to make your mouth water… maybe?
  69. Ian-lewandowski-ice-palace-photography-itsnicethat-list2 Photography Photographer Ian Lewandowski documents care and tenderness in queer spaces
  70. Raffi-kalenderian-memento-vivo-art-itsnicethat-07_copy Art Raffi Kalenderian celebrates life in his exuberant, colourful, painted portraits
  71. Berlinda-with-daughter-justin-keene-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Through portraiture, photographer Justin Keene sets up a dialogue with South Africa
  72. Benedetta-ristori-take-care-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Benedetta Ristori gives visibility to migrant women in the Italian care industry
  73. Piero-percoco-the-rainbow-is-underestimated-photography-publication-itsnicethat-list2 Publication Self-taught photographer Piero Percoco captures everyday spectacles
  74. June-things-regulars-itsnicethat-list Things Activity books, underground culture and space dogs: it's the June edition of Things!
  75. Scott-albrecht-design-art-itsnicethat-list2 Art Scott Albrecht turns typographic forms into abstract works of art
  76. Harry-f-conway-bakerloo-photography-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Bakerloo: An underground portrait of London by photographer Harry F Conway
  77. Patricia-larocque-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Patricia Larocque creates embroidered patches with a cartoon horror movie aesthetic
  78. Diary-june-2019-itsnicethat-exhibitions-events Diary The best of June's events and exhibitions all over the world!
  79. Ikea-real-life-stranger-things-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising Ikea recreates the living rooms in The Simpsons, Friends, and Stranger Things
  80. Richard-wade-draw-a-squared-circle-photography-its-nice-that-list Photography Richard Wade photographs the parallels between professional wrestling and American politics