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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.

Film: 1000 litres of black treacle and nudity means a new website from Carl Burgess

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In honour of the relaunch of Carl Burgess’ More Soon site (the home of his team’s phenomenal work) I’ve gone through and watched every single piece of film and 3D animation to choose the “best bit” to post today. I’ve seen in-store visuals for Prada, a stunning collaboration with Jonathan Zawada, Thomas Traum, Tom Darracott and Pharell Williams, re-watched his video for Ratatat’s Drugs and enjoyed some lovely fashion films for Kenzo.

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Illustration: Will Bryant and his Drawings Based on Sculptures Based on Drawings

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We’ve got another multi-talented scallywag for you this morning in the form of Will Bryant, whose inimitable style translates seamlessly from the geometric-inspired furniture he created with with Eric Trine last spring, to a nostalgic record sleeve for Dent May, to this, a masterpiece of an illustrated publication called Drawings Based on Sculptures Based on Drawings.

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Photography: Hassan Hajjaj’s photographs of the biker girl gangs of Marrakech

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These vibrant portraits by Hassan Hajjaj are taken from his ongoing Kesh Angels project in which Moroccan ladies dressed in veils and djellabah pose confidently on motorcycles, dripping in brash designer labels. Fusing aspects of traditional African studio photography with the glossy glamour of a high fashion shoot, the images masterfully subvert preconceived notions of Arabic women.

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My Favourite Music Video: Up next it’s Arctic Monkeys video director David Wilson

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This week’s music video gush is from director David Wilson. He’s made unforgettable videos from this saucy banger for the Arctic Monkeys, to this even saucier one for Tame Impala. His knack for taking a good idea and injecting some sexy weirdness and alluring visuals into it is making him in very high-demand at the moment. Who better to tell us about his favourite ever music video? Here he is…

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The Weekender: Take our hand, follow us into the perfumed garden of the weekend…

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Come, run after us through the pearly gates into the perfumed garden of the Weekender. Here you shall find edible daffodils, singing badgers and chocolate bark concealing golden syrup-like sap. Lie with us on the dewy, emerald lawn and tell us your secrets while we scatter sequins all over your face. A unicorn walks by, the sky turns purple…WAKE UP! You must have fallen asleep in this skip you dirty drunkard. Go and clean yourself up and sort your life out.

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Mixtape: 13 tracks from Mark Jasper of Hackney recording studio Sound Savers

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This Friday’s mixtape comes from Mark Jasper of Sound Savers fame. Sound Savers is an analogue and digital recording studio and rehearsal space in Hackney, London. Together, three friends help bands record the albums that will one day (hopefully) make budding musicians rich and famous. Mark also does a fortnightly radio show on NTS and plays in the lo-fi guitar band Witching Waves. I’ve actually just had a listen to them, they’re really good.

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Studio Audience: Pod’s up with Martin Creed show, Magpile awards and The Hoff

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Right then pod-pickers, we’re back with an episode that ranges from the peaks of the Martin Creed show to the valleys of David Hasselhof. And therein – your reporter would humbly suggest – lies the unique charm of the It’s Nice That podcast. There aren’t too many art and design publishers who bring that kind of dizzyingly weird breadth. As ever you can listen using the SoundCloud link below, or why not treat yourself and subscribe on iTunes for weekly audio goodness delivered direct to your portable MP3 player.

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Film: Tyrone Lebon’s film of extraordinary modern dancers for Nike Women

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When your gym looks like Warhol’s Factory without all the drugs and weird shit everywhere, you’ll probably enjoy exercise a little bit more than when you begrudgingly drag your potato physique that place in Croydon. And as much as it would be terrifying to actually be filmed whilst exercising by a cool guy like Tyrone Lebon, if your bod’s as hot as these guys is, there wouldn’t be that much to worry about.

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