May’s brilliant bits: our must-see blogs, sites and creatives

Sit back and relax as we bring the best of the internet to you in nice, bite-sized chunks. This month we’ve been taking a long, hard look at start-ups and small creative businesses, then blowing off steam with a couple of cool GIFs.

Intricate GIFs depicting modern life from illustrator Rebecca Mock – It’s Nice That
Illustrator Rebecca Mock has charmed the folks over at It’s Nice That with her modern day mix of illustration and GIFs. Filled with truth and lots of relatable situations, we have to admit that we were equally as taken with them.

PAPER – ABC/ MARIANNE BECK 2015 - Serendipity-Graphic-World
We’re going to have to start this entry with a warning: if you’ve got things to do, close your eyes now. It’s utterly mesmerising. Marianne Beck has used her Tumblr to create an alphabet GIF made from overlapping paper.  We could spend hours watching it go round and round and round…

From Passion To Profit: How To Make Money Doing What You Love – Fast Company
This in-depth look at creatives turning their passions into businesses is incredibly relevant in today’s fast moving market. Whether you’re already living the dream, or thinking of taking the leap, this Fast Company article is well worth a read.


Slumber Party! - Buzzfeed
Ever heard of the ‘fundane’? You’re about to with this insightful Buzzfeed article on the new wave of start-ups turning mundane utilitarian purchases into something exciting and delightful. Or ‘fundane’, if you will. This particular piece features mattress company, Casper, and explores how they’re helping to change the face of business.

Susan Pinker: why face-to-face contact matters in our digital age – The Guardian
It’s time to bring the mood down a touch with this article on loneliness in the digital age. Susan Pinker from The Guardian has discovered that if we all interacted face to face just a little more, we could live longer. We recommend finishing this blog post before heading off to extend your life though…

Gorgeous rare posters by the likes of Picasso, Míro and Le Corbusier – It’s Nice That
Another entry from It’s Nice That, this time featuring rare lithographic posters from some favourite artists. The posters were on show from 14th to 26th of May at the King & McGraw Pop-Up Gallery in London and got printing and fine art enthusiasts all hot under the collar.

Is there something cool we’ve missed? Share a link in the comments below and add to the May round-up!


Mirlah Thornley
26 May 2015 15:28
Awesome! xox
06 Jun 2015 01:40
A great selection!
29 Mar 2017 12:38
wish i'd seen this 'It's NIce That' show link at the time, the exhibition contained rare litho prints of some of my favourite arists
Flourish and Luxe
22 Feb 2018 11:35
Great choices, some fascinating reads!

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