There sure is a lot of stuff on the internet, so much so that sometimes opening a new tab can be like walking into a room and forgetting why you even wanted to go there in the first place. What you need is a carefully selected range of links that are almost guaranteed to be great. So here you have them, the It’s Nice That Best of the Web.
Martin Creed takes The Guardian on a tour of his upcoming show in Somerset (Beccy)
Suicide’s Martin Rev discusses writing the music for Warhol’s short films, which her performed in some rather dashing leather trousers at the Barbican this week (Emily)
Came across this brilliant project in the US, a typographic billboard that’s updated every month with a new text. Lenka Clayton and Michael Crowe have previously contributed. (Karl)
Sainsbury’s recently put up an ad asking for artists to volunteer to paint one of its canteens and unintentionally became embroiled in the debate surrounding creatives being made to work for free in exchange for exposure. (Beccy)
Fab photographs of Dalston in the 1970s and 80s (Emily)
It’s holiday season! Nearly. Great curated guides by designers for a really wide variety of cities. (Carol)
Trumptendo: Artist Jeff Hong has modified retro Nintendo games to make Donald Trump the villain and it’s fun, but the names are the real triumph, particularly Super Bernie Bros and Donkey Trump (Jenny)
My life is one constant battle between purging stuff and clinging onto stuff, and this lovely feature by Tim Jonze about selling all (well most of) his CDs certainly gave me some thinking to do (Emily)
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Adam Nathaniel Furman
Architect and writer Adam combines fantastical images of postmodern architecture with examples of his own work. His account is a riot of colour and rich images from architectural history.
'In Defence of Postmodernism', a text I wrote for Machine Books' series 'In Defence of Style', is available for free on google play & iBooks today, for 24 hours only… Other texts in the series include In Defence of Parametricism by Patrick Schumacher, and In Defence of Classicism by Robert Adam. www.machinebooks.co.uk/#style Image is of Palladium Disco, New York City, by Arata Isozaki 1985. Unknown source.
Earlier this week we featured director David Wilson’s new short for the British Council he’s known for his music videos for the likes of Arcade Fire, Tame Impala and Metronome.
— David Wilson (@hidavidwilson) May 16, 2016
We have been fans of Morag’s work for a long time and recently sent her to Hastings for our Art and About partnership with the Art fund. Her Instagram account shows her completed projects, works in progress and lots of pictures of her dog Lemmy.
Green & Pink joined the other three a couple of days ago when we had blue skies!
patmck0607 thanks for letting me use your image I will be in conversation with @robertelmsshow @urbanvillagefete this Sunday 15 May at 2.30pm @nowgalleryse10 #greenwichpeninsula #colourblock #colourblockcranes #spacesintoplaces #moragbelonging #buildingsite #cranes #urbanvillagefete #moragmyerscough</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A photo posted by Morag Myerscough (moragmyerscough) on
This week Private Parts by Anna Ginsburg was aired on Channel 4’s Random Acts show. The short is one of five that we commissioned for the show and on Instagram it proved to be our most popular post of the week.
Tune into Channel 4’s
c4randomacts tonight at 12:05am and you’ll get to see @annaginsburg’s fantastic short Private Parts. Don’t miss it . #itsnicethat #c4randomacts To mark the relaunch of Channel 4 Random Acts, we have partnered with the platform to create a series of films with five of the most exciting filmmakers working in the industry today; Anna Ginsburg, Ill Studio, Kyle Platts and Andy Baker, Mattis Dovier and Ryan Hopkinson, as well as taking a closer look at some of our favourite shorts of the series.</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A video posted by It's Nice That (itsnicethat) on
- Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer: the Stein sisters’ heart-warming film on child ballroom stars
- Three female art directors on collaboration, competition and confidence
- Pooneh Ghana’s ambient crowd and artist portraits from Pitchfork Music Festival make you wish you were there
- Julian Glander explains what a blockchain system is for MIT Technology Review
- “It’s a process of baby-making”: designing the horrific and hilarious multiverse of Rick and Morty
- Pouya Ahmadi uses typography to “bridge the gap between poetry, performance and space"
- The Sky Sports rebrand features bespoke type and refined logos across nine channels
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Larry Hallegua captures sun worshippers on Pattaya Beach in Thailand
- Applicants to UK arts and design university courses declines by over 14,000 this year
- Michael Bierut designs new brand identity for the Poetry Foundation
- Design, Revolt, Rainbow: the pioneering work of graphic designer Willy Fleckhaus