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. Studiofrith-alexachung-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Studio Frith on designing Alexa Chung's "formal but playful" fashion label
  2. Ikeaasmradvert-advertising-itsnicethat-list Advertising Ikea uses ASMR technology in 25-minute, tingle inducing advert
  3. Gretathorkles-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Greta Thorkels: a graphic designer creating Gilmore Girls zines and record sleeves
  4. Gilleamtrapenberg-bigpapi-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Gilleam Trapenberg explores macho culture against rose-tinted skies in Big Papi
  5. Jamilawoods-lsd-film-itsnicethat-list Film Watch Jamila Woods' new video, created by a high school graduate
  6. Yayoikusama-museumopenings-art-itsnicethat-list Art Yayoi Kusama is opening her own museum in Tokyo
  7. Tiagomajuelos-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Tiago Majuelo’s vibrantly illustrates ancient greek gods with contemporary objects
  8. Nadiasablin-togetherandalone-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Nadia Sablin’s photographs blur the boundaries between “documentary and fictional storytelling”
  9. Pepaprietopuy-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Illustrator Pepa Prieto Puy’s translates her grandfather’s haikus into four panel comics
  10. Vickiking-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Life through the lens of enchanting photographer Vicki King
  11. Bbcreith-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design BBC’s new typeface BBC Reith is designed to improve legibility on screen
  12. Greenmanfesitval-fridaymixtape-list Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Green Man's mix to get you on your feet, even if you can’t be arsed
  13. Rubyetc-list Illustration We get to know hilarious and thoughtful illustrator, Ruby Etc
  14. Chrisshepherd-yoursfaithfullyednawelthorpe(mrs)-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Chris Shepherd’s new animation celebrates playwright Joe Orton with star studded line up
  15. Jasonreblando-newdealutopias-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Jason Reblando combines sociology and photography in New Deal Utopias
  16. Jsaurelius-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Designer JS Aurelius proves that collaboration is king
  17. Celiajacobs-hellofromthehorizontalcity-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Celia Jacobs’ portrait of Los Angeles illustrates the idiosyncrasies of the sunny city
  18. Editorialmag-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication An exclusive first peek at the adventurous new issue of Editorial Magazine
  19. Inkeewang-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Step into the wonderfully weird illustration world of Inkee Wang
  20. Things-itsnicethat-list Things Things: promising graduate work, iconic illustrators and zines zines zines
  21. Trevorkey-omd-geneticengineering-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition Retrospective of Tubular Bells’ sleeve photographer Trevor Key to take place in Hull
  22. Mixtape_template_chad Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Chad VanGaalen, a very talented musician, illustrator and animator!
  23. Chrishopewell-fatherjohnmisty-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Radiohead collaborator Chris Hopewell creates stop-motion video for Father John Misty
  24. Jemimakirke-alexcameron-strangerskiss-film-itsnicethat-list Film Jemima Kirke directs and stars in the video for Alex Cameron’s Strangers Kiss
  25. Allenlaseter-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Allen Laseter’s animations combine working instinctively with having a lot of fun
  26. Markmothersbaugh-art-itsnicethat-list Art “Whip It was an accident”: Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh on his life as a visual artist
  27. Studiodumbar-nemosciencemuseum-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-04 Graphic Design Studio Dumbar creates a new identity for NEMO science museum, which “functions like a beacon”
  28. Loicmovellan-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Loïc Movellan’s hilariously digestible four panel comic strips
  29. Henrygorse-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Henry Gorse’s photography balances trashy pop and tastefulness
  30. Nilsclauss-plasticgirls-film-itsnicethat-list Film Nils Clauss gives a voice to Seoul’s shop mannequins in Plastic Girls
  31. Yumanaito-afropunk-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Yuma Naito talks us through his inventive fictional rebrand for Afropunk Festival
  32. Kateprior-wired-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Illustrator Kate Prior works out “how the hell you draw air” for Wired Japan
  33. Majorlazer-knownomore-film-itsnicethat-list Film Major Lazer play with dreams and reality in new interactive video, Know No Better
  34. Torweibull-reflectivefascination-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Meet graphic designer Tor Weibull and his tubular metal typography
  35. Mixtape_template_visions Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Visions Festival make us a mix of eclectic acts from its line up
  36. Creativesfavouritemusicvideos-itsnicethat-list It's Nice That Podcast Creatives' favourite music videos: the inspirational, forbidden and political
  37. Ceciliapoupon-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography ECAL photography graduate Cécilia Poupon elevates everyday beauty
  38. Houmanmomtazian-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Houman Momtazian utilises a modernist design influence with “moments of tension and vibrancy”
  39. Donaldtrump-illustration-itnicethat-list Illustration Donald Trump’s naive illustration of New York City’s skyline currently on auction
  40. Scarlettoflaherty-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Scarlett O’Flaherty’s photographs focus on social documentary and slow-journalism
  41. Currency-oh!openhouse-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Publication Singapore studio Currency design one of the most stylish exhibition zines we’ve seen
  42. Poonehghana-pitchforkfestival-atmos-photography-list Photography Pooneh Ghana’s ambient crowd and artist portraits from Pitchfork Music Festival make you wish you were there 
  43. Mspaint-saved-miscellaneous-itsnicethat-list Miscellaneous Microsoft thankfully decides that “MS Paint is here to stay”
  44. Pouyaahmadi-festivalofpoetstheater-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design Pouya Ahmadi uses typography to “bridge the gap between poetry, performance and space"
  45. Scottgallagher-bandpractice-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Scott Gallagher photographs the youth of marching bands in Northern Ireland
  46. Ms-paint-news-list Miscellaneous Microsoft Paint plans to be removed in upcoming Windows update
  47. Deividasbuivydas-f(l)ight-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Deividas Buivydas documents Boston, Lincolnshire, a town known as “the face of Brexit"
  48. Lukaskorschan-dulwichhamlet-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Lukas Korshan photographs Dulwich Hamlet FC, where you can “drink beer, stand up, and let loose"
  49. Robbiesimon Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Robbie Simon's mix for a party at 9am, with no end in sight
  50. Pirellicalendar-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography The 2018 Pirelli calendar features an all-black cast, photographed by Tim Walker
  51. Hai-hsinhaung-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
  52. Dergreif-issue10-publication-itsnicethat-01 Publication Der Greif dives into the archives to celebrate ten years and ten issues of the magazine
  53. Thomasalbdorf-generalview-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Thomas Albdorf is “shifting perceptions” of contemporary photography
  54. Joaofazenda-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration João Fazenda’s playful portfolio of New York Times and New Yorker illustrations
  55. Derekman-closetohome-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Derek Man photographs the social housing tension in his native home, Hong Kong 
  56. Favouritemusicvideos-it'snicethatpodcast-itsnicethat-list It's Nice That Podcast Creatives' favourite music videos: Metronomy on Weezer and Hollie Fernando on Radiohead
  57. Nexus-felixmassie-mrbenn-animation-itsnicethat-list Animation Nexus studio director Felix Massie recreates Mr Benn in hand-drawn advert
  58. Ninamanandhar-wimbledon-vogue-photography-list Photography Flying ants and strawberries and cream: Nina Manandhar shoots Wimbledon for Vogue
  59. Tomguilmard-miltonkeynes-illustration-list Illustration Tom Guilmard illustrates the need for cultural growth in Milton Keynes
  60. Kendricklamar-damn-miscellaneous-02 Miscellaneous Kendrick Lamar’s infamous Damn. album artwork turned into a sculpture and snapchat filter
  61. Allweare-fridaymixtape-itsnicethat-list Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: All We Are's festival driving mix
  62. Theheavycollective-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication The Heavy Collective “illuminate the practice of image making”
  63. Edcheverton-toys-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Ed Cheverton is giving his characters a new lease of animated life
  64. Things-june-itsnicethat-list Things Things, Things, Things: the best creative bits and bobs delivered to the studio
  65. Eldonguillermo-bernadette-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration The very funny and flirty illustrations of El Don Guillermo
  66. Javiercastan-omarsouleyman-crackmagazine-photography-itsnicethat-list Photography Photographer Javier Castán's film portraits evoke personality
  67. Ryanpeltier-illustration-list Illustration Keep it positive and think big: Ryan Peltier’s illustration philosophy
  68. Joancornella%cc%81-zonzo-exhibition-list Exhibition Joan Cornellá announces first solo exhibition in New York
  69. Itsnicethatpodcast-musicvideos-itsnicethat-list It's Nice That Podcast The It’s Nice That Podcast evaluates the art of making a brilliant music video
  70. Regularpractice-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Graphic Design RCA graphic design graduates launch collaborative studio, Regular Practice
  71. Sarahhaug-rabbits-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Sarah Haug illustrates a monthly newsletter drawing her obsession with rabbits
  72. Mixtape_template_wesley Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: Wesley Gonzalez' hot and summery mix
  73. Int_the_graduates_2017_tom_baber_list The Graduates 2017 Graphic designer Tom Baber adopts a hands-on approach to typography
  74. Int_the_graduates_2017_jiye_kim_list The Graduates 2017 Kingston graduate Jiye Kim creates minuscule illustrations with maximum effect
  75. Stefan-glerum-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Stefan Glerum applies his retro sci-fi illustration style to record sleeves
  76. Petersaville-unknownpleasures-truefaith-exhibition-itsnicethat-list Exhibition “It’s pop culture that has educated this country”: Peter Saville on Manchester’s True Faith exhibition
  77. Macguffin-thesink-publication-itsnicethat-list Publication MacGuffin explores the mysterious life of The Kitchen Sink
  78. Timlaha-fillings-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Tim Lahan’s new works reduce recognisable shapes to create “tension and movement”
  79. Torbrandt-illustration-itsnicethat-list Illustration Tor Brandt’s minimalistic illustrations inspired by underground comics
  80. Erasedtapes Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: ten songs you'll hear on the Erased Tapes sound gallery stereo