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Ruby Boddington

One of our staff writers, Ruby initially joined the It’s Nice That team as an editorial assistant in September 2017 after graduating from the Graphic Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins. She has a particular interest in graphic design, photography, code and emerging technologies. Contact her about any of the above or with any suggestions for our biweekly Bookshelf feature.

  1. Raid-simon-sweeney-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Raid is a new publication that asks designers to imagine a game, and then design its logo
  2. Felipe-rocha-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design “Every design project can be somehow political”: Felipe Rocha on his multifaceted portfolio
  3. Tess-smith-roberts-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Meet Tess Smith-Roberts, the illustration student who adds a "stupid little smiley" to every character
  4. Caricom-magazine-issue-2-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Caricom examines football and fan culture through the lens of the black experience
  5. Maylist_nologo Double Click Introducing Double Click – our new series rounding up the best of the digital design world
  6. Dustin-thierry-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Dustin Thierry empowers and represents those who've experienced social injustices
  7. Thomas-demand-in-conversation-art-photography-itsnicethat-list2 In Conversation “I’ve come to realise there’s humour in the work”: We sit down with artist Thomas Demand
  8. Crowns-and-owls-slowthai-skepta-inglorious-film-itsnicethat-5 Film Crowns & Owls on its video for Slowthai and Skepta's Brexit revenge track, Inglorious
  9. Fons-hickmann-raul-kokott-albert-magazine-publication-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Publication Albert magazine's analytical yet colourful design proves how “knowledge can also have sex appeal”
  10. Luke-and-nik-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photography duo Luke & Nik talk us through the inspirations for their analogue manipulation
  11. Janice-chang-illustration-itsnicethat-1 Illustration Illustrator Janice Chang uses humour and bendy limbs to tell personal stories
  12. Hfg-karlsruhe-questions-looking-for-answers-in-middle-of-somewhere-publication-graphic-design-itsnicethat-7 Publication Questions? by the students of HfG Karlsruhe provides insight into contemporary design paradigms
  13. Hey-joe-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Hey Joe studio's founder Youl Joe uses ambiguity in his graphic design portfolio
  14. Grdn-the-montreal-allouettes-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Québec-based studio GRDN on its contemporary redesign of Montréal's football team
  15. Giseok-cho-photography-itsnicethat-1 Photography Using flowers and colour, photographer Giseok Cho documents his generation of Koreans
  16. Laurie-avon-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Laurie Avon is an illustrator utilising the power, persuasion and human qualities of print
  17. Hollie-fuller-illustrator-itsnicethat-list Illustration Meet illustrator Hollie Fuller's characters, with their piggy eyes and protruding ears
  18. Ljudje-bio-26-identity-graphic-design-itsnicethat-9 Graphic Design Slovenian design studio Ljudje on how it turned the information crisis into a visual identity
  19. Jack-orton-whispering-blooms-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography In Whispering Blooms Jack Orton documents the eerie perfection of the town of Poundbury
  20. Team-thursday-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Team Thursday's Bookshelf is full of souvenirs, zines and exhibition catalogues
  21. Xiaopeng-yuan-television-magazine-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Xiaopeng Yuan reinterprets the Chinese fable, The Butterfly Lovers, in a series for Télévision magazine
  22. Stanleykubrick_list Film Stanley Kubrick's obsessiveness and the meticulous films it produced
  23. The-face-stuart-brumfitt-mirko-borsche-publication-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Publication “The time just feels right”: Stuart Brumfitt and Mirko Borsche, editor and designer of The Face, on its relaunch
  24. Castells-autobahn-film-itsnicethat-list Film Castells is a gripping short film about the Catalonian tradition of building human towers
  25. Ado-water-futures-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Water Futures: A/D/O exhibits leading design solutions to tackle the global water crisis
  26. Bauhaus-sascha-lobe-graphic-design-art-itsnicethat-list Printed Pages When Work Becomes Play: What We Can Learn from the Bauhaus 100 Years On
  27. Bryan-thomas-sunset-sunrise-topic-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Bryan Thomas documents south Floridians memorialising loved ones lost to gun violence on T-shirts
  28. Katja-seib-art-itsnicethat-list Art Artist Katja Seib's surreal ongoing project is to paint the never-ending story in her head
  29. Rapha-custom-unmade-product-design-itsnicethat-4 Product Design Rapha launches customisation platform with insight into its design approach
  30. Liza-enebeis-bookshelf-regulars-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Eros and Playboy Braille edition feature among Liza Enebeis' Bookshelf
  31. Jurgen-maelfeyt-6-56-art-paper-editions-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Art direction, exhibition or editorial design: you name it, Jurgen Maelfeyt has done it
  32. Kathryn-harrison-half-in-two-blue-stained-walls-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Kathryn Harrison's dual series intimately tell the story of her mother's illness and her brother's addiction
  33. Louise-borinski-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Louise Borinski's practice focusses on symbols and their meanings
  34. Apartamento-arket-fashion-itsnicethat-4 Fashion Apartamento, Martin Fengel and Arket collaborate on a series of limited edition T-shirts
  35. Olivier-bucher-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Olivier Bucher utilises the power of combining static and moving images with sound and music
  36. Curtis-rayment-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Curtis Rayment communicates clearly by working with subtraction
  37. Aga-giecko-bauhaus-100-exhibition-illustration-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Aga Giecko tells us about her first solo exhibition, Bauhaus 100
  38. Zak-group-group-object-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Zak Group launches Group Object, a publishing house collaborating with Anne Imhof, Paco Robanne and more
  39. Alex-colly-the-moonface-and-the-spidermonkey-photgraphy-itsnicethat-1 Photography Using numerous scientific methods, photographer Alex Colley explores his relationship with his twin
  40. Dvtk-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital DVTK is a digital design studio that understands the architecture of a website
  41. Nicolas-menard-corona-nexus-studios-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation A look behind the scenes at the making of Nicolas Ménard's stop-motion ad for Corona
  42. Tom-johnson-entorse-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Tom Johnson photographs the basketball-playing monks of Dharamsala's Martyrs tournament
  43. The-face-relaunch-publication-itnicethat-list Publication The Face is relaunching and this is the team behind it
  44. Jackson-bowley-athena-paginton-colour-me-bad-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Jackson Bowley on how he exaggerates a subject's personality in his portraiture
  45. Ken-hollings-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Writer and educator Ken Hollings outlines the cheap paperbacks that were his earliest inspirations
  46. Diyala-muir-blue-hands-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Diyala Muir's animation Blue Hands mimics the surreal experience of grief
  47. Anna-katalin-lovrity-animation-illustration-itsnicethat-list Animation Animator and illustrator Anna Katalin Lovrity works with “brave and rough shapes”
  48. Erik-brandt-mark-gowing-ficciones-typografika-1642-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Erik Brandt releases his final Ficciones Typografika as a book documenting the project’s entirety
  49. Nest-magazine-leeds-arts-university-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication The 14th issue of Nest speaks to the myriad experiences of gender
  50. Cabeza-patata-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Cabeza Patata brings energy and vivacity to its portfolio of 2D and 3D illustrations
  51. Lars-hogstrom-graphic-design-list-alt Graphic Design Lars Högström's typographic choices are inspired by the hip-hop cassettes of the 90s and 00s
  52. Michal-solarski-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Photography Photographer Michal Solarski replicates memories and experiences from his youth
  53. Nikita-teryoshin-ahoi-from-zhuhai-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Nikita Teryoshin's Ahoi from Zhuhai mirrors the confusion and joy of visiting a new country
  54. Feminist-library-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design The Feminist Library's new visual identity is inspired by its archive of protest banners
  55. Jan-klos-queens-at-home-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Photography Queens at Home by photographer Jan Klos blurs the realities and fantasies of drag
  56. Adam-ridgeway-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Adam Ridgeway showcases restraint in his considered graphic design portfolio
  57. Jiri-mocek-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Graphic designer Jiri Mocek continues to produce inventive and expressive posters
  58. Elizabeth-bick-every-god-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Photography Elizabeth Bick photographs the drama of The Pantheon every year on 21 June
  59. Studio-lowrie-ing-essays-on-the-blurred-edges-of-the-built-environment-publication-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Publication Studio Lowrie's design of essays on the built environment is playful, serious and intellectual
  60. Keith-rankin-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Keith Rankin mixes realism with “otherworldly fantasy or horror” in his illustrations
  61. Jahn-koutrios-graphic-design-itsnicethat-lisalt Graphic Design Jahn Koutrios' designs are inspired by the “bold self-drawn letters” of graffiti
  62. Jamie-wolfe-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Jamie Wolfe's Bookshelf focusses on the process and thinking behind filmmaking
  63. Ryan-duffin-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Ryan Duffin embraces the quirks of his subjects and the outtakes of life
  64. Raman-djafari-vacationer-magnetism-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Raman Djafari's latest animation visualises the sensation of falling in love
  65. Migrate-art-auction-art-itsnicethat-05 Art Anish Kapoor, Jeremy Deller, Rachel Whiteread and others auction off work for charity, Migrate Art
  66. Ewoudt-boonstra-the-afsluitdijk-film-itsnicethat-list Film With (mostly false) tennis-related Easter eggs, Ewoudt Boonstra tells the tale of the Afsluitdijk
  67. Hannah-buckman-illustration-itsnicethat-list International Women's Day Hannah Buckman creates “feelings of self-acceptance and belonging” in her illustrations
  68. Cristina-banban-art-itsnicethat-list International Women's Day Cristina BanBan combines anime and neoclassicism in her depictions of the female figure
  69. Iwd_whatsapp_list-img International Women's Day Natasha Jen, Liza Enebeis, Rachel Dalton and Hezin O discuss the state of graphic design – over WhatsApp
  70. Sawako-kabuki-takoyaki-story-animation-international-womens-day-itsnicethat-1 International Women's Day Sawako Kabuki's latest nonsensical animation tells the tale of one girl addicted to octopus balls
  71. Divino-nino-camilo-medina-thami-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation The animated video for Divino Niño's latest single is a morphing journey through colour
  72. Catalogue-studio-website-update-digital-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Digital Catalogue studio explains why websites are still important in the Instagram portfolio age
  73. Philotheus-nitsch-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Get to know the compelling and confusing work of photographer Philotheus Nisch
  74. Kellybeeman-art-itsnicethat-list Art Kelly Beeman's peculiar paintings are “windows inside of some distant place”
  75. Ryanharding-oldpeopleinparks-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Ryan's Harding series Old People in Parks is as heartwarming as it sounds
  76. Miguel-brusch-the-black-pool-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography German photographer Miguel Brusch documents Blackpool like you've never seen it before
  77. Next-eleven-paper-giacomo-bastianelli-graphic-design-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Next Eleven Paper explores how we can consume digital and analogue music simultaneously
  78. Salvatore-di-gregorio-san-berillo-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Salvatore Di Gregorio documents diversity and colour in Sicily's red light district
  79. Its-freezing-in-la-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication It's Freezing in LA!: A new independent publication tackling climate change
  80. Never-now-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Never Now's graphic design projects are fun, they make sense, and they look great too