It’s Nice That #3

The ’It’s Nice That # 3’ pop-up shop and exhibition, set within Paul Smith’s Central London showroom
The ’It’s Nice That # 3’ pop-up shop and exhibition, set within Paul Smith’s Central London showroom.
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Though print may have suffered of late, ink-on-paper still has its place. For proof, one need only ask Alex Bec and Will Hudson, co-founders, directors and editors of feast-for-the-eyes, online blog It's Nice That (opens in new tab).

Eschewing the web-centric trend, Bec and Hudson established a bi-annual printed version of It's Nice That at the beginning of last year - the third edition of which is to be released this month.

Featuring seven interviews with creative juggernauts including Milton Glaser, Tom Dixon (opens in new tab), filmmaker Keith Schofield (opens in new tab) and Paul Smith (opens in new tab) (who has supported the launch), the edition also includes a series of feature-length articles by a selection of It's Nice That's best-loved artists.

Highlights include an impassioned piece from artist Johan Lőfgren regarding his collection of vintage board games, alongside a feature from furniture designer Michael Marriott (opens in new tab), about his record collection.

As with the past two issues, It's Nice That #3 comes complete with an archive of the most interesting work featured on the website in the past six months.

In honour of the launch, Bec and Hudson have pulled together a week-long, 'pop-up' exhibition and shop within Paul Smith's London showroom, including original work from each of the seven interviewees, such as chairs from Tom Dixon's 2008 'Great Chair Giveaway' and a show reel by Keith Schofield.

The electric blue, graphical front cover for ’It’s Nice That # 3’

The electric blue, graphical front cover for ’It’s Nice That # 3’.

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’It’s Nice That #3’

’It’s Nice That #3’.

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A feature by Dan Germain, head of creative at Innocent Smoothies

A feature by Dan Germain, head of creative at Innocent Smoothies.

(Image credit: Dan Germain)

Graphic artist Geoff Mcfetridge’s contribution to ’It’s Nice That # 3’

Graphic artist Geoff Mcfetridge’s contribution to ’It’s Nice That # 3’.

(Image credit: Geoff Mcfetridge)

A contribution from designer and artist Keetra Dean Dixon, who works under the handle ’FromKeetra’

A contribution from designer and artist Keetra Dean Dixon, who works under the handle ’FromKeetra’.

(Image credit: Dean Dixon)

Johan Löfgren’s feature, which takes focus on the artist’s collection of vintage board games

Johan Löfgren’s feature, which takes focus on the artist’s collection of vintage board games.

(Image credit: Johan Löfgren)

Product designer and curator Michael Marriott produced a story about his vintage record collection

Product designer and curator Michael Marriott produced a story about his vintage record collection.

(Image credit: Michael Marriott)

Graphic designer, photographer and writer Ken Garland put together a feature all about rust

Graphic designer, photographer and writer Ken Garland put together a feature all about rust.

(Image credit: Ken Garland)

An interview with London-based photographer Dan Tobin Smith

An interview with London-based photographer Dan Tobin Smith.

(Image credit: Dan Tobin Smith)

’It’s Nice That # 3’ also features work from top creative names, including British artist Daniel Eatock

’It’s Nice That # 3’ also features work from top creative names, including British artist Daniel Eatock.

(Image credit: Daniel Eatock)

Work by Swedish photographer Mårten Lange

Work by Swedish photographer Mårten Lange.

(Image credit: Mårten Lange)

A double page spread, featuring a drawing by Japanese illustrator Himi Kozue

A double page spread, featuring a drawing by Japanese illustrator Himi Kozue.

(Image credit: Himi Kozue)

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