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Founded in 2007, It’s Nice That is a publishing platform that encompasses several different online, print and events offerings as part of its mission of championing creativity across the art and design world.

A rural fishing village in Japan attempts to overcome its ageing population

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On the south-east coast of Japan lies the Haida-Cho, overlooking Japan’s largest peninsula known as the Kii Peninsula. Blessed with bountiful seas, the district’s economy and communities revolve around the fishing industry where locals use a uniquely Japanese method of catching fish using a fixed net. Unfortunately there is no English translation for this authentic mode of fishing, but for residents of the Haida-Cho district, this is the least of their problems as the number of working people in the village has decreased by more than 50%, a problem experienced nationwide amongst the rural Japanese landscapes.

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Bluedot Collective’s Olivia Wunsche on setting up an environmentally conscious studio with her mum

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“My mum is a hyper-talented beast whose work I’ve admired since I first saw her on set as a baby,” says Olivia Wunsche of Swiss creative studio Bluedot Collective. The four-person practice is formed from an unconventional quartet of designer Olivia, her mother Magda Wünsche, Magda’s partner Aga Samsel (who formed a photographic duo some years ago) and her friend and filmmaker Gabriel Woloszyn. Together this supergroup tackles a huge variety of projects from fashion films, editorials for Vogue, publications for the Fela Kuti Foundation and briefs from the likes of Samsung, Ikea, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Coca-Cola.

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Bluedot Collective’s Olivia Wünsche on setting up an environmentally conscious studio with her mum

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“My mum is a hyper-talented beast whose work I’ve admired since I first saw her on set as a baby,” says Olivia Wünsche of Swiss creative studio Bluedot Collective. The four-person practice is formed from an unconventional quartet of designer Olivia, her mother Magda Wünsche, Magda’s partner Aga Samsel (who formed a photographic duo some years ago) and her friend and filmmaker Gabriel Woloszyn. Together this supergroup tackles a huge variety of projects from fashion films, editorials for Vogue, publications for the Fela Kuti Foundation and briefs from the likes of Samsung, Ikea, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Coca-Cola.

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Bluedot Collective’s Olivia Wunsche on setting up an environmentally conscious studio with her mum

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“My mum is a hyper-talented beast whose work I’ve admired since I first saw her on set as a baby,” says Olivia Wunsche of Swiss creative studio Bluedot Collective. The four-person practice is formed from an unconventional quartet of designer Olivia, her mother Magda Wünsche, Magda’s partner Aga Samsel (who formed a photographic duo some years ago) and her friend and filmmaker Gabriel Woloszyn. Together this supergroup tackles a huge variety of projects from fashion films, editorials for Vogue, publications for the Fela Kuti Foundation and briefs from the likes of Samsung, Ikea, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Coca-Cola.

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How illustrator Rafal Kwiczor uses movement in his geometric drawings

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Initially studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland, Rafal Kwiczor says he eventually lost interest in the medium and changed his artistic pursuits: “I drifted into graphic design, which a lot of my daily work still revolves around, but a while ago I also felt a huge urge to do something more creative with less boundaries,” he tells It’s Nice That. “Illustration was the natural choice, and now I just love it. There are no barriers at all!”

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How illustrator Rafal Kwiczor uses movement in his geometric drawings

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Initially studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland, Rafal Kwiczor says he eventually lost interest in the medium and changed his artistic pursuits: “I drifted into graphic design, which a lot of my daily work still revolves around, but a while ago I also felt a huge urge to do something more creative with less boundaries,” he tells It’s Nice That. “Illustration was the natural choice, and now I just love it. There are no barriers at all!”

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Réka Bucsi’s sci-fi animation Solar Walk is a cosy but weird exploration of alien life

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The world built by the Hungarian animator Réka Bucsi for her new 20-minute sci-fi short Solar Walk fluctuates between the recognisable and entirely alien. “It’s about a new world with different rules, which can be very abstract and create a great balance between magic and reality,” Réka tells It’s Nice That. “Sci-fi offers a good escape and it reflects on real problems in an engaging way.”

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