html текст
All interests
  • All interests
  • Design
  • Food
  • Gadgets
  • Humor
  • News
  • Photo
  • Travel
  • Video
Click to see the next recommended page
Like it
Don't like
Add to Favorites

The New York Times answer everything you want to know about the royal wedding with the brilliant art direction of Tracy Ma

The New York Times has all the answers to any question you could ever ask about the upcoming royal wedding on 19 May. In an extremely extensive FAQ, The New York Times Style Magazine cover everything from will there be cake, the engagement ring, how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met, but also the significance and cultural implications of the event itself. The art direction of the article, created by revered designer Tracy Ma, marks her first editorial project in her new role as visual editor at the newspaper’s style supplement.

Tracy’s unique design outlook – one that picks out the details of popular culture and applies them to designs which resonate – is ideal for an article that is a general talking point across the globe, but of course, one that divides opinion massively. In turn, Tracy’s art direction “adds to the spectacle for the sake of spectacle,” aspect of a royal wedding, representing the “kind of frenzy” which surrounds it. “Not in a cynical way, but kind of like ‘all of the critters in all the land gather for this moment’,” the designer laughs.

The initial idea for the article developed out of a team discussion on how The New York Times Style Magazine would cover the royal wedding. “For this instance, the idea came from design,” Tracy begins to explain. “From the get-go we wanted a very, very long exhaustive FAQ. In the kick-off meeting all the editors in the room, including myself, had all sorts of questions we threw out there, almost to sort of entertain one another. It was kind of just catchy fun, almost like the game of playing catch, literally throwing out a question and going off one another with even more bizarre questions. I think that gave birth to the idea of answering literally every single question about the royal wedding. From there I mocked up the design, shared it around and we assigned writers.” In covering such a wider range of questions on the subject, the design and editorial angle of the piece displays how The New York Times Style Magazine team are “definitely aware of what people are thinking and saying,” Tracy points out.

Tracy’s art direction plays and builds upon the performative aspect of a royal wedding, but in a very sweet way it shows the romance too. When you click on certain questions the answers appear with specially designed gifs or “doodads” as Tracy puts it. Each doodad has a different role, question 11 asking “Is Donald Trump invited to the wedding?” will turn your screen into a lightning storm if you click on it, the first question portrays Harry and Megan in a glittering gif surrounded by butterflies, corgis, and a United Kingdom flag, and in the corner of the screen is a pixelated squirrel which runs all the way back to top when clicked on. To create such detailed and apt interpretations Tracy worked with “Umi Syam, a coder and a very talented designer,” she says. “I think it really helped that I wasn’t alone in coming up with doodads and chuckling to myself. There was this sort of egging on where would just riff on what if, what if, what if?”

Playing with editorial content from a design point of view in this way shows Tracy making her mark in her new role at the publication, having joined the team in January. Question 27 draws particular attention to the design input, placed at a point where a user would have experienced many of the Tracy and Umi’s doodads it asks: “Would it be at all possible to surf this website without such cutting-edge art direction?” The question’s answer options are either no, which will means their creations will continue down the rest of the questions or “okay maybe” which deletes them all, but with one exploding doodad to sign off. “I just wanted to poke fun at myself for adding all these doodads,” Tracy explains of this hilarious design add-on. “I think I just wanted to be a little self aware in the situation and also poke fun at some of our readers who dislike doodads and give them an opportunity to remove them….It gave myself a chuckle, so I put it in.”

The 61st question in the FAQ states “Oi! I have a question that wasn’t answered here!” giving readers the opportunity to add their own input which the The New York Times Style Magazine team will then go through, adding to the list further. These could continue some of the sillier toned questions, or more detailed analytical queries such as the cost of the event. This is a question the publication has already researched into, displaying the mammoth cost but with a slight humour, translating the cost of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding into how many crumpets, pints of lager, or tuition fees at Oxford University the budget could have bought. The more serious implications and discussions that surround a royal wedding is an aspect Tracy hopes the publication will “investigate further as we get closer to the date”.

You can explore the full FAQ here, with the option to add your own queries too.

Dbb1b800-3fa9-4429-8772-7ffdccfb6406_rw_1200list Work / Digital Artist Reija Meriläinen turns reality TV into a creepy video game

Playing Reija Meriläinen’s eerie computer game Survivor feels something like being in a bad dream. Starting off in a claustrophobic, fleshy cave, where an over-enthusiastic voiceover explains the rules, there’s a sense of foreboding that you can’t quite put your finger on. It doesn’t help that the sound design is a mix between Twin Peaks-y lullaby and animalistic foley work. The doors seem to growl open rather than creek.

Karltoomey-digital-itsnicethat-1listlist Work / Digital Designer Karl Toomey's new website reveals his secret dark side

Designer Karl Toomey’s AI assistant Alice may be the worst PA in history. Karl’s latest artwork is his new website, which follows Alice’s stream of consciousness through a robotic voiceover and a string of subtitles on a yellow backdrop. Within the first two minutes of meeting her, she not only discloses Karl’s – no doubt – illegal plans to help facilitate burglary but also his violent tendencies that have been made possible by goose fat and pliers in the past.

Claudiamate%cc%81-digital-itsnicethat-10list Work / Digital Artist Claudia Maté on her digitally rendered Sims-like worlds

If most of your childhood was spent playing Sims, “motherloding” your way to the lushest mansion Pleasantview has to offer, then join the club. For most of us the obsessive Sims-days led to little more than stunted social skills. For digital artist Claudia Maté, however, playing video games was what inspired her creative pursuits. “When I was ten years old, I spent all my savings on a computer. At first I only used it to play video games. But after a few years, I started experimenting with all its various creative possibilities like photoshop and 2D animation. By 17 I started making money from it,” the Paris-based artist tells It’s Nice That.

Superhi-digital2-list Sponsored / Digital "Interactive messages stick": a new breed of websites by Hawraf, Knoth and Renner and Bureau Cool

The ability to understand and move with the times, while progressing your work accordingly, is a crucial skill for any designer. With our lives increasingly dictated by the screens that surround us, the importance of coding and digital design is soaring. In a series of articles in collaboration with SuperHi, It’s Nice That will be offering insight into the prominence of this facet of design. Previously we explored why code is crucial to contemporary design and in our second article, we speak to a variety of creatives who are pushing the boundaries of what we know to be a website.

Sondraperry-art-itsnicethat-list2 Work / Art Artist Sondra Perry uses avatars and animation to challenge representations of blackness

For her first European solo show Typhoon Coming On, American artist Sondra Perry has transformed the walls of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery into a seasick-inducing corridor of computer generated waves. Made using open-source software Ocean Modi, the purple hue references the programmes colour warning, which appears when there’s a problem with the simulation. Every so often the projections flick to the manipulated surface of J.M.W. Turner’s 1840 painting Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On), the canvas grossly deformed into an oily sludge.

Michela-zoppi-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list Work / Publication Michela Zoppi's conceptual approach to graphic design explores the social role of the designer

Although it’s a medium packed full of practical applications, graphic design also promotes the exploration of ideas from a conceptual standpoint and it’s this space that Italian designer Michela Zoppi’s work firmly occupies. Inspired by a host of references that include the typographic experiments of the Futurist Movement, William Blake’s poetry and Jean Lucas Godard’s films, Michela has developed an incredibly conceptual and thought-provoking approach to her work.

Joshking-khruangbin-evanfinsthethirdroom-film-itsnicethat-2list Work / Film Josh King directs video for Khruangbin featuring a lady hula hooping her way through Shanghai

A few years back we described designer, director and previous It’s Nice That graduate Josh King as a “Kingston graduate who spends his days being paid to come up with brilliant ideas because that’s exactly what he’s best at.” This statement remains undoubtedly true. In his latest creative endeavour Josh directed Khruangbin’s genius music video for their song Evan Finds The Third Room, which involves Han Li, a smiling lady in green, picking up an imaginary hula hoop while taking out the trash. She then proceeds to dance her way through Shanghai’s various neighbourhoods.

Nathan-hackett-illustration-itsnicethat-listimage Work / Illustrator Nathan Hackett's playful illustrations explore relationships between humans and their surroundings

British illustrator Nathan Hackett is a story weaver; writing playful narratives for the characters who inhabit the intricate buildings he creates. Illustrating since he was 11 years old — at first doodles in his maths books, then blow-pens won as a prize on the nineties hit TV show Art Attack and later studying illustration at Bournemouth College of Art, Nathan’s work powerfully and playfully sparks conversation on how we, as people, interact with our surroundings.

Stefanieleinhos-readitoutloud-illustration-itsnicethat-list Work / Illustration Stefanie Leinhos' new book encourages you to Read It Out Loud

Stefanie Leinhos could draw pretty much anything again and again and we’d love it. Repetition is a key part of the Leipzig-based illustrators work, often utilising the comic strip format to play with iterating the same form or shape through an inverted black and white colour palette.

Plusmurs-lesfichiersphotographiques3-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-1list Work / Publication Les Fichiers Photographiques: where graphic design meets photography

Les Fichiers Photographiques is not your usual photography journal. Unlike other art publications, Les Fichiers Photographiques hones in on just one photographer and explores their work in the context of a broader social issue. The annual journal is the work of Plus Mûrs, a Nantes-based creative studio founded by Méric Chaperon, Vincent Labas and Nassim Bouaza. After graduating from L’ École de Design Nantes Atlantique, the three friends parted ways, working and interning at various studios around the world. However, they soon regrouped in Nantes and decided to pursue their creative interests as a team.

One-shot-photography-itsnicethat-list Work / Photography One Shot: the gallery offering "the most limited, limited edition photos ever" from top photographers

“It’s tangible, romantic, rich and vibrant,” replies Daan van Dam when asked what it is he loves about analogue photography. “The patience you need to have and the uncertainty of whether a shot will be a masterpiece or a mistake is the beauty of it all.” It’s this poetic concept that became the essence of One Shot, a project developed by Daan alongside Zack McDonald and Zorica Rodavic.

Ronnie-fueglister-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Work / Graphic Design Designer Ronnie Fueglister explores “dramaturgy, reading habits, binding and the book as an object”

Some of the most pleasing book designs are born from the simplest decisions, from subtle nuances that perfectly encapsulate the message of the book’s content. This is certainly the case with Basel-based graphic designer, Ronnie Fueglister’s array of artist books. Always produced in close collaboration with the artist, Ronnie’s work is varied in its visual language but one thing binds his projects: simple, yet smart design choices.

Frankiecosos Regulars / Friday Mixtape Friday Mixtape: a reflective mix on life by Frankie Cosmos

This week’s Friday Mixtape is by Frankie Cosmos! Led by Greta Kline, Frankie Cosmos’ third record Vessel was released last week (31 March), featuring a mammoth 17 songs performed with a host of new band members with David Maine on bass and vocals, Lauren Martin on keys and drummer Luke Pyenson.

Vicki-king-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Work / Photography Photographer Vicki King’s latest work is as dreamy and otherworldly as ever

Vicki King is one of those photographers whose images make you want to step straight into the world they create. Her subjects seem to inhabit somewhere else – an eternally sunny place, their faces awash with warm hues of orange and pink. This otherworldly-ness is no mistake explains the London-based photographer, who admits to having an obsession with wanting to exist in a “timeless dreamscape.”

Uleslebarazer-illustration-itsnicethat-list Work / Illustration Meet the anatomically-minded illustrator Jules Le Barazer

Police cars made out of fingers and caterpillar men munching on leaves, Jules Le Barazer’s imagination seems to have no limits. Having worked with world-renowned publications like Zeit Magazin, Le Monde and Libération, the Paris-based illustrator has covered a broad range of topics from technological experimentation to Mikhail Bulgakov’s Heart of a Dog. Each subject is, however, illustrated through an anatomical lens. “For my graduation project, I created a book about an amusement park that was built on a human body. Visitors could ride through the digestive system, eat liposuctioned fat or even climb over a silicone breast that was threatening to erupt,” Jules tells It’s Nice That.

Lucas-foglia-photography-itsnicethat-list-alt Work / Photography “Go outside. It’s good for you”: Lucas Foglia’s breathtaking and challenging series Human Nature

“Go outside. It’s good for you,” replies photographer Lucas Foglia when asked what he has learned (and what he hopes others will learn) from his series Human Nature. Currently on display at Foam Museum, Amsterdam, and recently published into a book by Nazraeli Press, the series is at times genuinely breathtaking in its portrayal of stories linking people, nature and science.

Rikakonagashima-shuta_hasunumau-zhaan-graphicdesign-itsnicethat-list Work / Graphic Design Rikako Nagashima's analytical approach to graphic design makes for satisfying results

From looking at the vast portfolio of Rikako Nagashima, it’s clear the Japanese designer has an analytical eye for graphic form. Since graduating from Musashino Art University and establishing her studio village® in 2014, Rikako has jumped off the graphic design springboard to work on “branding, CI, VI, product design, package design, editorial design, sign planning, art direction and so on,” she says.

Listnewnew Work / Photography Adelaide Ivanova's photography blurs fact with fiction

Brazilian artist Adelaide Ivanova’s website quotes Susan Sontag’s book Regarding the Pain of Others, which criticises humanity’s relationship with war photography for turning death into an artistic object. It is unsurprising then that Adelaide’s series Direction Paris saw the artist interviewing Spanish Civil War survivors, photographing them and compiling her images alongside archival footage. Direction Paris is Adelaide’s personal exploration of humanity’s relationship to war.

Laura-csocsan-graphic-design-itsnicethat-list-alt Work / Graphic Design Laura Csocsan's monochromatic portfolio of conceptual yet methodical and logical designs

“Generally, in every project, the use of type is important for me,” states Budapest-based graphic designer Laura Csocsan. “I usually find the best version of something always includes simple forms or an image, combined with type and the smart use of white space.” A quick look through Laura’s portfolio confirms her description of her work, as it’s one packed full of monochromatic, type-heavy projects born from her conceptual, yet methodical and logical approach to design.

Felipe-di-poi-tamargo-the-long-and-lonesome-road-to-grandmas-animation-list Work / Animation Meet the hilarious Felipe Di Poi Tamargo who has been animating since he was just a kid using Flash

Felipe Di Poi Tamargo started making animations when he was 11 years old. 11 years old! The age when most kids are just watching cartoons, Felipe was actually making them. He’s not 11 anymore though and with a number of years in the game, a degree from Rhode Island School of Design/Brown University’s dual programme, and a few Vimeo staff picks under his belt, it’s safe to say we expect great things from him.

Kelly-anna-nike-free-run-its-nice-that Work / Product Design "London is often seen as a grey city, but I have always seen it in colour" — illustrator Kelly Anna on designing Nike rns

“Running is more than a sport. It’s an act of freedom,” so say Nike. For the SS18 Nike Free Rn campaign, the brand teamed up with a crew of artists to explore what freedom feels and looks like. Top of the list is Kelly Anna, a London-based illustrator whose career we have been championing since we encountered her boldly brilliant work early last year, even inviting her to talk at Nicer Tuesdays.

Manujawaldia-illustration-itsnicethat-listlist Work / Illustration “I like drawing women nurturing one another and building things together": illustrator Manuja Waldia

Manuja Waldia’s vibrant illustrations span a wide range of subjects from Shakespeare to self-love. After graduating from university with a degree in communication design, the Portland-based illustrator has produced impressive work for a number of mega-brands; Manuja created a Google doodle to commemorate the Indian singer Begum Akhtar on her 103rd birthday, she designed dainty Indianapolis city maps for PrintText and continues to illustrate the book covers for Pelican’s Shakespeare series. Her signature style can be seen on search engines and bookshelves alike, but it is Manuja’s personal work that really caught our eye. Focusing on female empowerment and the importance of sisterhood, Manuja’s self-initiated illustrations are populated by elegant figures that clearly understand the meaning of feminism.

Читать дальше
Twitter
Одноклассники
Мой Мир

материал с itsnicethat.com

1

      Add

      You can create thematic collections and keep, for instance, all recipes in one place so you will never lose them.

      No images found
      Previous Next 0 / 0
      500
      • Advertisement
      • Animals
      • Architecture
      • Art
      • Auto
      • Aviation
      • Books
      • Cartoons
      • Celebrities
      • Children
      • Culture
      • Design
      • Economics
      • Education
      • Entertainment
      • Fashion
      • Fitness
      • Food
      • Gadgets
      • Games
      • Health
      • History
      • Hobby
      • Humor
      • Interior
      • Moto
      • Movies
      • Music
      • Nature
      • News
      • Photo
      • Pictures
      • Politics
      • Psychology
      • Science
      • Society
      • Sport
      • Technology
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weapons
      • Web
      • Work
        Submit
        Valid formats are JPG, PNG, GIF.
        Not more than 5 Мb, please.
        30
        surfingbird.ru/site/
        RSS format guidelines
        500
        • Advertisement
        • Animals
        • Architecture
        • Art
        • Auto
        • Aviation
        • Books
        • Cartoons
        • Celebrities
        • Children
        • Culture
        • Design
        • Economics
        • Education
        • Entertainment
        • Fashion
        • Fitness
        • Food
        • Gadgets
        • Games
        • Health
        • History
        • Hobby
        • Humor
        • Interior
        • Moto
        • Movies
        • Music
        • Nature
        • News
        • Photo
        • Pictures
        • Politics
        • Psychology
        • Science
        • Society
        • Sport
        • Technology
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weapons
        • Web
        • Work

          Submit

          Thank you! Wait for moderation.

          Тебе это не нравится?

          You can block the domain, tag, user or channel, and we'll stop recommend it to you. You can always unblock them in your settings.

          • itsnicethat
          • домен itsnicethat.com

          Get a link

          Спасибо, твоя жалоба принята.

          Log on to Surfingbird

          Recover
          Sign up

          or

          Welcome to Surfingbird.com!

          You'll find thousands of interesting pages, photos, and videos inside.
          Join!

          • Personal
            recommendations

          • Stash
            interesting and useful stuff

          • Anywhere,
            anytime

          Do we already know you? Login or restore the password.

          Close

          Add to collection

             

            Facebook

            Ваш профиль на рассмотрении, обновите страницу через несколько секунд

            Facebook

            К сожалению, вы не попадаете под условия акции