May 29, 2013
Hello, everyone! Welcome to the tote vote.
We at Nicework sometimes like to do things just because they are fun and we like them. The last exciting internal project we worked on was our Nice Notebooks, which we gave to our clients because we love them and they smell nice. You may remember them from our Christmas issue last year.
This time around, we’ve all designed exciting survival tote bags for some fairly standard emergency situations. Trapped in zero gravity? Need to eat your own leg? Now you can carry around a bag of survival must-haves designed especially for your unique problem.
We love each of these so much that we can’t decide which ones to send to production. Which is your favourite? Vote at the bottom of this post. Leave us a comment and you could win your very own Nice Tote!
The Nice Totes are featured in the Go Outside issue of NICE Magazine. Want it? Click here for 100+ pages of awesome outdoor inspiration.
Surviving Zero Gravity
Surviving Self Cannibalism (a.k.a. A Gourmet’s Guide to Eatin’ Yer Own Leg)
Surviving Tea with the Queen of Hearts
Surviving Information Overload
Surviving the Candy House
Surviving Africa with Doctor Jubu
May 29, 2013
We feel like it’s been far too long since we put out an issue of NICE Magazine, so to make it up to you, here’s a big fat one. It’s the Go Outside issue! You can look forward to exciting features on photographers, festivals, illustrators and objects, as well as a fun little present from us. There’s still time before winter closes in down here in Jo’burg – so read the issue, get inspired and go outside. Northern Hemisphere friends: it’s summer for you. No excuses.
This issue also features the first in a series of exciting artist video features that we’ll be doing periodically from now on! For its debut, please enjoy an introduction to Joe Paine and his incredible Mechanical Bureau.
Follow these instructions to get hold of your copy, it’s awesome and free!
- Download the PDF. It’s as easy as pie.
- If you if you don’t need/want a download, read the magazine online here.
April 29, 2013
Happy Monday, everyone! Here is a little taste of what’s in store for you in the next issue of NICE. Now go outside.
NICE Magazine Issue 10 from Nicework on Vimeo.
April 27, 2013
We here at Nicework are huge fans of anything remotely doggie-related. (Okay, maybe that’s just me). Either way, have a look at this lovely collaborative papercraft project.
Back in 2009 British design studio Lazerian created a papercraft model kit of their dog mascot, Gerald. Two years later, the studio launched the Gerald Project, a collaborative art project in which they invited more than 100 artists and designers to design custom editions of the papercraft dog. The colorful collection of custom Geralds can now be purchased on Lazerian’s website. They will also be the subject of an art book that will be released at an exhibition of the project, May 17 to 19, 2013 at 60 Reade in New York City.
via: Laughing Squid
April 26, 2013
I am so impressed by the level of creativity and technical skill in these vaguely unsettling mixed-media portraits by French Canadian artist Sandra Chevrier. Have a look at some of her other work!
April 11, 2013
It’s high time for another e-visit to Ryan Brinkerhoff, aka Bandito Design Co. If we were as cool as him, we would have made all these posters too. But we didn’t, so we’ll just have to look at them for extended periods of time. And maybe cry a little.
April 9, 2013
Hello there, lovely illustrator. Let’s be best friends. We can go paper shopping and take road trips together.
April 4, 2013
I have a giant girl crush on this lady. Is it because she’s talented? French? Draws sassy pinup girls? All of the above? Either way, here she is.
February 19, 2013
This awesome little imprint from Oldcastle Books brings us classic works of literature paired with outrageous pulp fiction styled covers. I must have them.
Via: The New York Times
February 15, 2013
Happy Friday, everyone. After a beer or two, we’ve decided to go for a more minimal, unified look here at Nicework. Please enjoy this exclusive peek at our exciting uniforms and haircuts! We’re sure we won’t regret this on Monday.