Lucy Bourton

Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 and became a staff writer in October 2016. She graduated from Chelsea College of art with a degree in Graphic Design Communication and has previously worked at Rough Trade. Lucy is particularly interested in graphic design, typography and illustration. Contact her if you have a suggestion for the It’s Nice That Friday Mixtape.

  1. Poonehghana-pitchforkfestival-atmos-photography-list Photography Pooneh Ghana’s ambient crowd and artist portraits from Pitchfork Music Festival make you wish you were there 
  2. Mspaint-saved-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Microsoft thankfully decides that “MS Paint is here to stay”
  3. Pouyaahmadi-festivalofpoetstheater-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Pouya Ahmadi uses typography to “bridge the gap between poetry, performance and space"
  4. Scottgallagher-bandpractice-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Scott Gallagher photographs the youth of marching bands in Northern Ireland
  5. Ms-paint-news-list Miscellaneous Microsoft Paint plans to be removed in upcoming Windows update
  6. Deividasbuivydas-f(l)ight-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Deividas Buivydas documents Boston, Lincolnshire, a town known as “the face of Brexit"
  7. Lukaskorschan-dulwichhamlet-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Lukas Korshan photographs Dulwich Hamlet FC, where you can “drink beer, stand up, and let loose"
  8. Robbiesimon Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Robbie Simon's mix for a party at 9am, with no end in sight
  9. Pirellicalendar-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography The 2018 Pirelli calendar features an all-black cast, photographed by Tim Walker
  10. Hai-hsinhaung-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
  11. Dergreif-issue10-publication-itsnicethat-01 Publication Der Greif dives into the archives to celebrate ten years and ten issues of the magazine
  12. Thomasalbdorf-generalview-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Thomas Albdorf is “shifting perceptions” of contemporary photography
  13. Joaofazenda-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration João Fazenda’s playful portfolio of New York Times and New Yorker illustrations
  14. Derekman-closetohome-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Derek Man photographs the social housing tension in his native home, Hong Kong 
  15. Favouritemusicvideos-it'snicethatpodcast-itsnicethat-list It's Nice That Podcast Creatives' favourite music videos: Metronomy on Weezer and Hollie Fernando on Radiohead
  16. Nexus-felixmassie-mrbenn-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Nexus studio director Felix Massie recreates Mr Benn in hand-drawn advert
  17. Ninamanandhar-wimbledon-vogue-photography-list Photography Flying ants and strawberries and cream: Nina Manandhar shoots Wimbledon for Vogue
  18. Tomguilmard-miltonkeynes-illustration-list Illustration Tom Guilmard illustrates the need for cultural growth in Milton Keynes
  19. Kendricklamar-damn-miscellaneous-02 Miscellaneous Kendrick Lamar’s infamous Damn. album artwork turned into a sculpture and snapchat filter
  20. Allweare-fridaymixtape-itsnicethat-list Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: All We Are's festival driving mix
  21. Theheavycollective-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication The Heavy Collective “illuminate the practice of image making”
  22. Edcheverton-toys-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Ed Cheverton is giving his characters a new lease of animated life
  23. Things-june-itsnicethat-list Things Things, Things, Things: the best creative bits and bobs delivered to the studio
  24. Eldonguillermo-bernadette-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration The very funny and flirty illustrations of El Don Guillermo
  25. Javiercastan-omarsouleyman-crackmagazine-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Javier Castán's film portraits evoke personality
  26. Ryanpeltier-illustration-list Illustration Keep it positive and think big: Ryan Peltier’s illustration philosophy
  27. Joancornella%cc%81-zonzo-exhibition-list Exhibition Joan Cornellá announces first solo exhibition in New York
  28. Itsnicethatpodcast-musicvideos-itsnicethat-list It's Nice That Podcast The It’s Nice That Podcast evaluates the art of making a brilliant music video
  29. Regularpractice-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design RCA graphic design graduates launch collaborative studio, Regular Practice
  30. Sarahhaug-rabbits-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Sarah Haug illustrates a monthly newsletter drawing her obsession with rabbits
  31. Mixtape_template_wesley Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Wesley Gonzalez' hot and summery mix
  32. Int_the_graduates_2017_tom_baber_list The Graduates 2017 Graphic designer Tom Baber adopts a hands-on approach to typography
  33. Int_the_graduates_2017_jiye_kim_list The Graduates 2017 Kingston graduate Jiye Kim creates minuscule illustrations with maximum effect
  34. Stefan-glerum-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Stefan Glerum applies his retro sci-fi illustration style to record sleeves
  35. Petersaville-unknownpleasures-truefaith-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition “It’s pop culture that has educated this country”: Peter Saville on Manchester’s True Faith exhibition
  36. Macguffin-thesink-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication MacGuffin explores the mysterious life of The Kitchen Sink
  37. Timlaha-fillings-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Tim Lahan’s new works reduce recognisable shapes to create “tension and movement”
  38. Torbrandt-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Tor Brandt’s minimalistic illustrations inspired by underground comics
  39. Erasedtapes Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: ten songs you'll hear on the Erased Tapes sound gallery stereo
  40. Maxbaitinger-birgit-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Max Baitinger’s comic Birgit illustrates the ballsy decision to quit your job
  41. Leahgordon-freemasonsinhaiti-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Leah Gordon photographs the Freemasons of contemporary Haiti
  42. Nathaliedupasquier-fromtimetotime-pacegallery-exhibition-itsnicethat-list_ Exhibition Nathalie du Pasquier opens first solo show in UK for almost 25 years
  43. Bureauborsche-laurelhalo-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list_copy Graphic Design Bureau Borsche talks us through its album artwork for Laurel Halo
  44. Peopleshistorymuseum-fleshflyers-queernoise-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Haçienda club night “Flesh” flyers and other archival works to feature in Queer Noise show
  45. Annahaifisch-drifter-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Anna Haifisch bends the rules of comics in new floppy and oversized book, Drifter
  46. Mixtape_warpaint2 Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Warpaint's Glastonbury picks
  47. Brian-blomerth-iphone64-its-nice-that-list Illustration Brian Blomerth illustrates a “trippers guide” to the iPhone 64
  48. Dasha-chukhrova-lemon-resort-its-nice-that-list Animation Dasha Chukrova’s absurd animations inspired by Nickelodeon
  49. Fearless_girl_int_list Advertising Fearless Girl statue wins three Grand Prix awards during the first day of Cannes Lions
  50. Brian_lotti_int_list Art Brian Lotti celebrates the commonplace in his personable paintings
  51. Franci_virgili_int_list Graphic Design Fresh Yale grad Franci Virgili applies an academic approach to graphic design
  52. Jerkcurb_int_list Illustration Jerkcurb illustrates the world of the Voodoo Saloon in upcoming comic and single
  53. Safari_festival_int_list Illustration Breakdown Press announces the fourth edition of Safari Festival with global contributors
  54. Clay_hickson_int_list Publication Clay Hickson takes us through his ideas that never panned out within his book, In A Nutshell
  55. Mixtape_template_cb Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: From Coldplay to Avril Lavigne, Chastity Belt's driving mix
  56. Isaac_ruiz_int_list Graphic Design Isaac Ruiz investigates "suburban infrastructures and western culture of America” using design and typography
  57. Chau_long_int_list Illustration Chau Luong dips her toes in many a creative pursuit with vibrant illustrative results
  58. Le_gun_list_int Publication Le Gun returns with a new mag about “a world gone mad”
  59. Monotype_int_list Graphic Design Monotype release new typeface SST, originally designed for Sony
  60. Jacob_yarwood_int_list Art Jacob Yarwood’s paintings produce “moments rather than goals or agendas”
  61. Stephanie_hughes_int Illustration Steph Hughes on how her illustrated posters grew from being in a band
  62. Campbell_addy_getty_images_int_list Photography Campbell Addy partners with Getty Images to promote representative stock photography
  63. Old_school_trolls_int_list Publication Old School Trolls Zine illustrates boob-shaped bongs and wide-smiling trees
  64. Yunus_ak_int_list Graphic Design Yunus Ak explores and expands the form of the book through typography
  65. Fh2 Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Father shares an ode to his second year of college
  66. Danielle_orchard_int_list Art Danielle Orchard’s paintings interpret the “anxiety around intimacy”
  67. Sophie_koko_gate_int_list Animation Sophie Koko Gate animates the confirmation bias encouraged by the internet
  68. Int_podcast_politics_list It's Nice That Podcast The It’s Nice That Podcast investigates the design and context of political messages
  69. Freya_int_list Graphic Design New Letters bends the rules of typography in contrasting font Freya
  70. David_brandon_geeting_int_list Photography David Brandon Geeting’s Neighbourhood Stroll sees the photographer Instagram posting on mass
  71. Fibda_int_list Graphic Design Adrien Godin and Baptiste Bernazeau “build an identity around laughter”
  72. Matthew_pettit_int_list Illustration Matthew Pettit conveys a personable narrative through illustration
  73. 00_aphex_twin_it's_nice_that_list Miscellaneous “It’s a psychological overload”: Weirdcore on creating Aphex Twin’s live visuals
  74. Mixtape_template_hh Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: H Hawkline's You're Not Alone In The Dark
  75. New_york_times_int_list Publication Exclusive interview with New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief on its comic strip New York issue
  76. Clark_int_list Film Behind the scenes of Sander Houtkruijer’s topsy turvy video for Clark
  77. Img_9462 Things May's Things: a publication special!
  78. William_eggleston_int_list Photography “Things just happen, as things do”: the world through the eyes of William Eggleston
  79. Nous-vous-list Illustration Three Men In A Boat: Nous Vous’ drawing machine explores the collaborative illustration process
  80. Matthew_the_horse_int_list Publication Matthew the Horse combines poetry and illustration “borne from being a wally,” in new book