01.24.10

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The brilliant people behind It’s Nice That have published a book detailing the process involved in creating each individual project for the 4th annual If You Could Collaborate exhibition currently showing at the A Foundation Gallery, Rochelle School in London. Included are original sketches to the final pieces exhibited.

Contributing collaborators include: Anthony Burrill, Fred Butler, Margaret Calvert, Alison Carmichael, Marion Deuchars, Sara Fanelli, Karl Grandin, George Hardie, Hellovon, Mario Hugo, Riitta Ikonen, Oliver Jeffers, Max Lamb, Chrissie Macdonald, Michael Marriott, David OReilly, Damien Poulain, Praline, Rob Ryan, Timothy Saccenti, Leonardo Sonnoli, Julien Vallée, Craig Ward, Job Wouters, Roel Wouters and Ian Wright.

You can purchase a copy of the book here.

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04.07.09

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I can’t be sure but I think there may be a few small updates in the portfolio of design studio Hudson Bec since I last dropped in. Anything they are up to is always worth checking out.

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04.01.09

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Design/Illustration/Art and Art Culture blog It’s nice that has printed a 128 page book simply titled ‘It’s Nice That  Issue 1‘ that encompasses art and interviews from their favorite artists and designers that have appeared on their blog over the last 2 years. It’s Nice That covers a more tangible hands on and usually less digital side of the design industry than I tend to gravitate too, but I have been a fan of their site since it launched and they were a big inspiration for me to start this blog. They are really great people sincerely devoted to a real passion for art and design. Looking at the roster of people appearing in the book (including some personal favorites of mine), I have little doubt that for only $15 (American) it will be more than worth the purchase price. Not to mention that it is really a donation to a great group of people who provide the free service of daily thoughtfully curated inspiration.

It’s Nice That Issue 1 will feature work from, among several others Peter Callesen, Bryan Dalton, Karl Grandin, Happypets, Myoung Ho Lee, Oliver Jeffers, PES, Alex Trochut, Julien Vallee and Felice Varini. It also includes interviews with Jacob Dahlgren, Hort, Michael Hughes, Riitta Ikonen, Hugo & Marie, Andy Rementer and Roel Wouters as well as features by Andreas Konrath, Tao Lin, Rob Ryan, Stewart Smith and Ian Wright. That’s some lineup with some really heavy hitters in their that are sure to inspire. 

Congratulations to It’s Nice That on the project. I know I will be looking forward to issue 2 in the hopefully not-so-distant future.

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