Joyful photos from 1980 at the Studio 54 of roller discos
New York street photographer Patrick D. Pagnano spent one night at the Empire Rollerdome, but until now the pictures have never been published.
Photographs of 80s nightlife at the height of acid house
Dave Swindells new book celebrates a pre-smartphone era of carefree hedonism during the "second summer of love".
The artist who shaped the 1980s Ibiza aesthetic
The late Yves Uro designed hundreds of posters for clubs on the White Island’s main strip. ‘Urovision’, a vibrant new book, collates them all.
7 of Leigh Bowery's most iconic outfits
To mark 25 years since he passed away, we pay tribute to just a few of the club legend, performance artist and designer's most memorable ensembles.
these photos capture the wild, queer nightlife scene of 80s hamburg
Hamburg's Front was not just a club, but a space for people to live their truth and freedom. We had a chat with former resident DJ Klaus Stockhausen about rave culture and finding “the real deal.”
throwback to 1987, when i-D presented six style tribes of the moment!
British paninari, cuties, metalists, westenders, goth chics and the brash pack: i-D's Pop Issue put a spotlight on the most influential subcultures of the 1980s!
the faces and places of pre-gentrified east london
Photographer Andrew Holligan captured 80s anarchists, fascists, and little girls with Cabbage Patch dolls.
photographing youth unemployment in 80s england
Throughout Thatcher's rule, photographer Tish Murtha created a powerful document of life in Newcastle. Today, her images remain as relevant as ever.
travel back to louche, lawless 70s new york
A new exhibition of photographer Arlene Gottfried's work reveals a city filled with nudity and naiveté.
queer nightlife as activism since 1980, a radical art show in new york and london
Meet the curators of Party Out Of Bounds, an exhibition in New York with work by John Waters, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Kia LaBeija, John Sex and Wu Tsang that celebrates the history of nightlife as activism since 1980, ahead of John Walter’s one-night...
client liaison may make you laugh, but they'll keep you dancing
“I won’t pretend people haven’t dismissed us as kitsch, but I’d like to think the music stands for itself.”