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Activism and using creativity as a voice for positive change is a theme that echoes throughout Printed Pages SS18. In a rare interview, we speak to Anne Lund, the creator of The Smiling Sun – an iconic logo synonymous with the fight for a world powered by renewable energy. We also catch up with London-based photographer Eliza Hatch, who is using her camera to tackle street harassment in her ongoing series Cheer Up Luv.

It’s the plethora of ambitious voices – not just the ones who shout the loudest – that make this issue so exciting. We sat down with Eddie Peake in the lead up to his recent show Concrete Pitch, facilitate a conversation between illustrators Malika Favre, Ram Han, Martina Paukova and Miranda Tacchia on WhatsApp and chat to two of the art world’s most distinguished figures, Gilbert and George, about the meaning of life.

Running alongside these features is a series of vivid and eclectic illustrations and photography by exciting creatives such a Hollie Fernando, Nina Manandhar, Thomas Hedger and Alice Tye. Each of their contributions has been specially commissioned by It’s Nice That’s in-house creative team and accompanies interviews with stage designer to the stars Es Devlin, graphic design duo Sagmeister & Walsh, pioneer of street photography Joel Meyerowitz, New Yorker cartoonist Joost Swarte and performance artist Tehching Hsieh. Elsewhere in the issue, we celebrate the life and work of American Roman Catholic nun-turned-artist Corita Kent, and Pentagram partner Natasha Jen pens an opinion piece for us on the flaws of design thinking.

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