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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.

Richard Wade photographs the parallels between professional wrestling and American politics

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Growing up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Richard Wade started taking photographs when he was 12 years old. He says: “I took pictures all throughout my teenage years but never considered that what I was doing was photography.” It was only when he dropped out of university after three months of studying that he decided to take his photography seriously and enrolled on the photography degree course at Ulster School of Art.

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Experimental photography magazine Bill plays with the notion of the image as a material object

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Part magazine, part photo book, Bill is an annual photography publication by Roma which describes its initiative as “prioritising visual reading without distraction”. With editing and creative direction by graphic designer Julie Peeters, Bill collates new or unpublished work from 12 contributing photographers and presents the images with no accompanying text, upholding the capacity of pictures to speak for themselves.

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Giorgia Lupi becomes first Pentagram partner in New York for seven years

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“I’m not fighting a war against bar charts and pie charts,” says Giorgia Lupi, with a chuckle. “But maybe in 20 years, we’ll all be able to read new kinds of data visualisations in the same way we read bar charts and maps today.” In many ways, this has been the great crusade of Giorgia’s career to date: making often-impenetrable data both accessible and relatable.

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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 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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