“Two of our favourite illustrators talk about the things that really mattered to them this year - memes, animation, and more”
There aren’t many things we enjoy doing more at It’s Nice That than bringing like-minded creatives together. Whether we’re able to sit them down in the studio, or join digital dots in the depths of cyberspace, there’s nothing quite like hearing synapses snap into being.
In the spirit of collaboration, we decided to gather a couple of our favourite illustrators together to talk about everything from Joey Tribbiani to the merits of making fresh pasta. Joey Yu was sat in her flat in London, and Olimpia Zagnoli in hers in Milan. It’s Nice That were sat in a little cupboard in Haggerston.
You can’t have missed either Olimpia or Joey’s work on It’s Nice That over the last 12 months, and for good reason. Both produce the sort of heartwarming, bright, bold, beautiful images that make us happy to be alive.
Somehow, they’d never met. After their brief virtual congregation, we reckon they might just become best of friends...
Meal Of The Year
It’s like a huge warehouse selling all different kinds of live seafood. You pick what you want and they take it upstairs and cook it for you. I tried all sorts of fun things, like huge spider crab, and a live octopus. It was still wriggling around.
Staying positive in 2018
What makes a good year?
Plan for 2019
Two of our favourite illustrators talk about the things that really mattered to them this year – memes, animation, and more
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