It’s Nice That

Talent Spotters: Ravensbourne degree show 2013

The finest work from Ravensbourne’s class of 2013 was on display this week at the college’s Greenwich Peninsula campus and included some impressive graphic design, motion graphics and digital photography projects.

It’s Nice That’s first annual

Limited to 1,500 copies, It’s Nice That’s first ever annual showcases 135 of the INT team’s favourite art, photography, graphic design and illustration projects featured during 2012 on itsnicethat.com…

Sale notice lettering

White, handpainted, deliberately crude lettering in the style once used on shop windows – it’s all over the place

Man of letters

Letman aka Job Wouters is a master of the hand-crafted decorative letter, and his first book is a celebration of the beauty of putting pen and ink to paper

An end to linguistic langour

Sick of reading the same old journalistic clichés in the news? In a round-robin newspaper sent to various titles, Ravensbourne student Simon Rogers has issued a challenge to journalists to expand their linguistic horizons and reach for that thesaurus

Typo London to return in autumn

The Typo London conference, which launched last year, is to return to London in October, taking ‘authenticity’ as its theme. What would you like to see from this year’s event?

Wordplay in Selfridges’ windows

Selfridges windows on London’s Oxford Street are currently showing a crop of illustration and design talent with work by Nuha Razik, Becky Sloan, William Richard Green – plus a series curated by It’s Nice That – on display

Glitch tea?

Designer Matthew Plummer-Fernandez has produced a unique tea set by scanning a non-matching cup, saucer, jug and pot, and printing them up in a 3D complete with the glitches that occur during the process

Typo London: see you next year?

Three days of top speakers from around the world playing to a (largely full) venue: in Typo London does the UK capital finally have the design conference it deserves?

15 Wallpaper* covers by 15 image makers

Wallpaper* has collaborated with GFSmith on a cover project that looks to celebrate the magazine’s 15th anniversary. 15 designers or brands were approached to each create a special cover design, to be printed on Colorplan paper stock…

Mike Mills on Beginners, graphic design and music videos

Long admired for his graphics and illustration work, Mike Mills is now becoming renowned as a film director. His second feature, Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, is out in the UK this week. He talks to CR about making the film, his ongoing love for graphic design, and his views on the state of the music video industry…