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Ruby Boddington

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. Out-of-print-bookshelf-itsnicethat-42 Bookshelf A Bookshelf of out-of-print, hard-to-find and rare books from Callin Mackintosh
  2. Nano-illustration-itsnicethat-list-alt Illustration Illustrator Nano projects life into her paintings to counteract negative emotions
  3. Joseph-melhuish-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Joseph Melhuish animates what happens on a shoot with 30 venomous snakes
  4. June-things-regulars-itsnicethat-list Things Timely documentary photography and bilingual magazines: it's June Things!
  5. Folch-braulio-amado-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design Folch and Bráulio Amado's identity for Barcelona Design Week sheds light on issues of consumption
  6. Matthieu-lavanchy-photography-mcdonalds-itsnicethat-list Photography Matthieu Lavanchy shoots "irl" emojis for McDonald's Germany
  7. Pentagram-cytora-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Pentagram designs dynamic illustrative identity for AI company Cytora
  8. Tommy-cash-film-itsnicethat-4_copy Film Tommy Cash is back, superimposing his face in many disturbing ways for latest video
  9. Daniel-wenzel-digital-itsnicethat-list Digital Daniel Wenzel's interactive type specimen for Ginto reacts to sound, movement and mouse position
  10. Osheyi-adebayo-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design Osheyi Adebayo's daily designs utilise unusual colour palettes and an “aged digital sentimentality”
  11. Xiaoxiao-xu-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Xiaoxiao Xu's tranquil and intimate photographs explore her immigration from China to The Netherlands
  12. Heavyweight-foundry-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design Heavyweight Foundry on its pragmatic yet inventive approach to typography
  13. Tim-lahan-kiosk-publication-itsnicethat-lis-alt Publication Illustrator Tim Lahan’s latest zine is an “ode to being self-destructive”
  14. Studio-moniker-digital-itsnicethat-10 Digital Studio Moniker’s collaborative painting tool turns the Earth’s surface into a giant canvas
  15. Cause-and-effect-graphic-deisgn-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design Cause & Effect's identity for Gi2018 embodies the character and presence of Glasgow
  16. Chloe-dewe-mathews-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography In Search of Frankenstein by Chloe Dewe Mathews embodies Mary Shelley's "nightmarish vision" 200 years on
  17. Michael-beirut-bookshelf-regulars-itsnicethat-4 Bookshelf Michael Bierut shares the second-hand books which have "truly influenced" his practice
  18. Robert-indiana-art-itsnicethat-list Art Famed American pop artist and creator of Love, Robert Indiana, dies aged 89
  19. Laura-jayne-hodkin-animation-itsnicethat-list-alt Animation Boys and beer: animator Laura Jayne Hodkin's hilariously unapologetic depiction of female friendship
  20. Gq-comedy-issue-2018-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication GQ cheekily mocks Vanity Fair for its 2018 comedy issue cover featuring a series of phantom limbs
  21. Moma-art-itsnicethat-list Art MoMA acquires 324 works of early 20th-century avant-garde art and graphic design
  22. Bonjour-garcon-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design Bonjour Garçon combines photography and graphic design to make "strong and delicate" work
  23. Anton-gottlob-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Photography The spontaneous, saturated and energetic portfolio of photographer Anton Gottlob
  24. Nxs-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication NXS magazine builds a network of contributors who reflect on "the self" in the digital era
  25. Subin-yang-illustration-itsnicethat-list-alt Illustration Subin Yang's joyful illustrations capture the fleeting and unobtainable moments in life
  26. Hattie-stewart-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Now Gallery commissions Hattie Stewart to create large scale artwork of characters and patterns
  27. Practica-interactive-itsnicethat-list Interactive Gravient's adaptive typographic identity changes depending on where you look at it from
  28. Projecttrumpmore-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Activists are raising awareness of global warming with a 35m-high ice sculpture of Donald Trump
  29. Corentin-corneau-graphic-design-itsnicethat-3 Graphic Design Corentin Corneau gives "strength and substance to images and text" through editorial design
  30. Pouya-ahmadi-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Pouya Ahmadi’s publication Amalgam is “a somewhat contradictory situation”
  31. Googlepixel2-anyways-animation-itsnicethat-list2 Animation Google Creative Lab's animated series tells the story of iPhone users who tried the Pixel 2
  32. 2001-a-space-odyssesy-film-itsnicethat-list Film "Something bold, something pure" – the 50-year long legacy of 2001: A Space Odyssey
  33. Chantal-jahchan-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Chantal Jahchan explores the Arabic type design landscape and concepts of modernity in En Route
  34. Department-of-new-realities-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list-alt Bookshelf A 3D-rendered Bookshelf from Wieden and Kennedy's Department of New Realities
  35. Sagmesiter-and-walsh-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Design Museum Holon to host first retrospective of Sagmeister and Walsh's "humour and imagination"
  36. Stig-de-block-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Stig De Block's images are inspired by Freaks & Geeks and milkshakes with Travolta
  37. Take-care-i.l.y-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Take Care i.l.y asks artists, photographers, authors, journalists and sociologists to discuss fashion
  38. Yarza-twins-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Hilario, The Yarza Twins' latest typeface is inspired by goats' eyes and Eastern Europe
  39. Be-more-pirate-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising A first-time author has flyposted Penguin Random House to advertise his book – without its permission
  40. Usage-magazine-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Meet Usage – the slick, glossy magazine injecting creativity into the beauty industry
  41. Patrik-mollwing-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Patrik Mollwing appropriates our "search by hashtag" culture in his latest book
  42. Cesar-pelizer-animation-itsnicethat-lis Animation César Pelizer animates your daydreams at work in Looking for Something
  43. April-things-regulars-itsnicethat-list Things Paper clips, graphic activism and fried eggs: it's April Things
  44. Posturing-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Posturing is a celebration of haphazard, surreal and aesthetically odd contemporary fashion photography
  45. Collins-graphic-design-itsnicethat-9 Graphic Design What do you call a typeface inspired by Jim Henson? Kernit!
  46. Yasseen-faik-graphic-design-itsnicethat-alt-list Graphic Design "People, places and feelings”: Yasseen Faik's design practice is inspired by the real world
  47. Folder-studio-film-itsnicethat-alt-list Film Folder Studio's interactive documentary K-Town '92 highlights our "desensitisation to societal trauma"
  48. Rottingdean-bazaar-photography-itsnicethat-list Fashion Rottingdean Bazaar's Wizard of Oz-themed series for ES Magazine features Giles Deacon and Charles Jeffrey
  49. Richard-turley-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Civilization by Richard Turley is a "half newspaper, half support group" about New York City
  50. 50-years-of-choice-publication-itsnicethat-list-alt Publication 50 Years of Choice: a publication of 50 posters by 50 women discussing abortion
  51. Mischa-appel-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Mischa Appel's series This is Where You End investigates the "increasing polarisation of society"
  52. Ross-paul-mcewan-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design Ross Paul McEwan's expressive designs channel "that feeling you get when the sun comes out"
  53. Studio-creme-animation-itsnicethat-list-alt Animation Studio Creme's 3D scanned campaign film for Heresy is inspired by "mysticism and folklore"
  54. Wilfred-van-der-weide-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Franziska Morlok and Miriam Waszelewski's Bookshelf explores the most interesting and unique bookbinding techniques
  55. Jay-vaz-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design Designer Jay Vaz combines his love of music and analogue art in a colourful and textural portfolio
  56. Schick-toikka-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Schick Toikka's beautifully designed (and printed) collaborative celebration of its fifth birthday
  57. Google-fonts-korean-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Digital Google Fonts Korean becomes interactive by manipulating path data
  58. Natalia-stuyk-film-itsnicethat-list Film Natalia Stuyk's video for Real Lies is a bewildering and mesmerising amalgamation of clips
  59. Anatole-couteau-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Designer Anatole Couteau's technical approach lets him communicate simply and precisely
  60. Julian-glander-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Furniture obsessions and oranges with acid rainbows: new personal work from Julian Glander
  61. Seung-gu-kim-photography-itsnicethat-1 Photography Seung-Gu Kim creates Lowry-style photographs of South Korean holidays
  62. Osma-harvilahti-photography-itsnicethat-5 Photography Fish by Osma Harvilahti is a romantic interpretation of the Japanese fishing industry
  63. Julia-and-vincent-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography From cows drinking to Maison Margiela bags full of eggs: Julia et Vincent's dreamlike photography
  64. Grilli-type-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design GT Super: the typeface inspired by the lowercase "a" in a newspaper clipping
  65. Hagen-verlerger-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Meet the graphic designer who officially renamed a university and its labs after influential women
  66. Golgotha-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design Golgotha studio's loud and impressive visuals feel straight out of a Saturday morning cartoon
  67. A2z-alphabets-and-signs-publication-itsnicethat-lis-alt Publication Ten examples of rare letterings, from 19th-century alphabets to preliminary drawings of Futura
  68. Richard-turley-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication Richard Turley creates a characteristically hilarious cover inspired by Jonathan Ive
  69. Egle-zvirblyte-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Egle Zvirblyte's identity for restaurant Gogo Daddy includes dogs with hats and bananas with glasses
  70. We-sow-publication-itsnicethat-list-alt Publication We Sow is the alternative publication of gleaned texts born from Paris' Nuit Debout protests
  71. Philipp-gallon-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Over several years, Philipp Gallon charts the social changes in the US through random encounters
  72. Nouvelle-noire-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design Rektorat: a type family adapted from letterings discovered during a renovation
  73. Carol-may-art-itsnicethat-1 Art Bad week for art world as Jeff Koons piece is smashed and imitation Happy Meal thrown away
  74. Marek-nedelka-publication-itsnicethat-list-alt Publication Collaborative book What We Discovered imagines fictional worlds, their signage systems and artefacts
  75. Tea-uglow-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Google’s Tea Uglow’s Bookshelf includes “Second-wave cyberpunk” and “print wizardry”
  76. Margot-leveque-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design The elegant, science-inspired graphic design practice of Margot Lévêque
  77. Vivien-hoffmann-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Graphic Design Vivien Hoffmann mixes Swiss design with drop shadows, metallic effects and touches of humour
  78. American-express-graphic-design-list Graphic Design Pentagram refreshes American Express' visual identity for first time in 37 years
  79. Michela-zoppi-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Publication Michela Zoppi's conceptual approach to graphic design explores the social role of the designer
  80. One-shot-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography One Shot: the gallery offering "the most limited, limited edition photos ever" from top photographers