NICE Magazine – Issue 8

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The latest NICE Magazine is out and available for download!  We know its been a long time coming (apologies for the delay). But we are proud to announce that this issue is our biggest and best yet!

The theme of our 8th issue is “Cities”. We have selected exceptional creative work from established or emergent design and art capitals of the world, including: Monterrey, Reykjavik, New York, Johannesburg, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Expect a killer line-up of inspiring art, design, fashion, photography and typography.

Follow these instructions to get your hands on one, it’s awesome and free!

  • Download the PDF. It’s as easy as pie.
  • If you are not interested in taking the time to download. Read the magazine online here.

For our cover, our talented senior designer Arline Stoffberg, created icon sets for each of the selected cities. Can you guess which one is which? We think she did a sterling job.

From the city of Johannesburg (our hometown) we feature Joe Paine, a talented industrial designer with a penchant for soap operas. We also showcase the work of creative powerhouse Sindiso Nyoni, artist Maaike Bakker and emergent photographer Hanro Havenga. From New York, Kaye Blegvad shares her imaginative drawings and delicate jewellery, Rafa Alvarez shows us his exceptional comic book-style illustrations and we get some sartorial inspiration from Brookes Boswell Millinery, as well as Au Retour. We discovered Monterrey in Mexico as a hot spot for up and coming design studios. On our list is MENOSUNOCEROUNO, Face and Manifiesto Futura. The icy city of Reykjavik offers up design inspiration from designer Thorbjorn Ingason, a sophisticated accessory range inspired by Icelandic myth called STAKA and beautiful Nordic knitwear by The Farmers Market. Raymond Lemstra and Angelique Houtkamp, from Amsterdam, exhibit their prowess in the fields of primitivist illustration and tattoo art respectively. Last, but definitely not least, we feature inspiring talent from Melbourne including: letterpress studio The Hungry Workshop, design studios Significant Others and A Friend of Mine, graphic designer Jimmy Gleeson, and typographer Luke Lucas.

We also have the usual dose of print advertising and packaging, as well as our Ten Things feature that provides creative collections of South Africans living abroad. We are also very proud to announce the launch of our stupendously cool showreel, which was 3 years in the making. Read all about it here.

Published by Ross

Ross grew up on the wrong side of the Jukskei. He studied at Vega and was awarded the Top Student prize at his graduation. After working as a freelancer for four years, he founded Nicework with Ben Vorster. He has a penchant for Scandinavian wood furniture and really nice shirts. He is open to bribery- all iPads are welcome. He also likes chocolate cake and is happily married.

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