Interview: Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec on “Observe Collect Draw!”

We speak with the designer friends and Dear Data founders about their new journal

Designers, artists and friends, Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi are fans of non-traditional data gathering. The two (who live on opposite sides of the world) started collecting their own weekly statistics and illustrating postcards with the information—sending them to each other. The practice was both pragmatic and personal. Eventually, that year-long project—called Dear Data—became a book that blends art, facts, and friendship. (The entire collection of postcards was …

Peanuts + NASA Collaborate Once More

With a mission “to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM,” Peanuts Worldwide and NASA will collaborate once more for publishing and merchandizing, as well as interactive experiences. Referred to as the Space Act Agreement, the multi-year partnership comes five decades after the organizations first worked together. As the story goes, NASA approached Peanuts creator Charles M Schulz back in the mid-’60s to seek …

Bill Gold’s Seminal Film Posters

While many might not be immediately familiar with the name Bill Gold, his work will be recognizable to just about any film enthusiast. The creative passed away yesterday at 97 years old, but his artwork lives one in his countless seminal film posters. The mind behind iconic movie posters for legendary films like A Clockwork Orange, Casablanca, Barbarella, The Exorcist and so many more, Gold’s …

Celebrating Artists on International Women’s Day

While we shouldn’t only celebrate women artists one day of the year, It’s Nice That is showcasing the work (and thoughts) of an all-star-cast of women artists for IWD 2018. Working with various styles and mediums, articles include “words of wisdom from stage designer and visual artist Es Devlin; a rare interview with The Smiling Sun creator Anne Lund on one of history’s most iconic …

Preview: MC Escher Wallpaper Collection by Jannelli & Volpi

Take a first look at the artist's impossible explorations of infinity turned into home decor

The name Maurits Cornelis Escher (more commonly known as MC Escher) is intrinsically linked to the concept of infinity. An exploration of repetition and impossibility permeates his artwork—derived from science—creating worlds that are as surreal as they are realistic. His work is still relevant today; reflected in everything from video-game backgrounds to data visualization. In reality, Escher’s creations are the results of studying the laws …