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exclusive: "it came to me in a dream" – frank ocean creates a visual essay and pens personal letter

The generation-defining artist shoots two covers and a 32-page portfolio for i-D, and contributes an essay about peace, love and Szechuan sauce.
i-D Team
10.23.17
News
News

frank ocean just dropped lots of blonde merch

All they want is Nikes... and custom Blonde tees.
Frankie Dunn
11.25.16
Culture
Culture

wolfgang tillmans on working with frank ocean and returning to music

Following a weekend of surprise releases and explanations, the celebrated visual artist and beloved i-D contributor talks Frank-ly about working with Ocean before discussing the sounds and politics behind his Device Control EP and revealing upcoming...
Steve Salter
8.23.16
Music
Music

8 things to know about frank ocean's long-awaited album(s)

From the contributions of David Bowie and Gang of Four to Ocean's Tumblr essay on the lengthy but freeing creation process, here are eight bonus facts to enrich your listening experience of the overdue and outstanding release.
Hannah Ongley
8.23.16
News
News

read poems by kanye, tyler and frank ocean from the boys don't cry zine

If you didn’t get your hands on a physical copy of Frank Ocean’s album-accompanying zine, no worries, the lucky few have been snapping away on social.
Charlotte Gush
8.22.16
Music
Music

frank ocean drops new album blond - listen here

Blond (FKA Boys Don't Cry) arrived during the night via Apple Music. On the cover, the man we've been waiting for, hair a vivid shade of Ryan Lochte green and showering in a Pre-Raphaelite pose. Frank Ocean shot by Wolfgang Tillmans.
Tom Ivin
8.21.16
Music
Music

watch frank ocean's tyrone lebon directed video right here, right now

Celebrating and questioning our brave new world, Frank just shared the powerful visuals for first Boys Don't Cry track, Nikes.
Tom Ivin
8.20.16
News
News

frank ocean releases 45-minute visual album, endless

Jazmine Sullivan, Sampha, Arca, James Blake, Wolfgang Tillmans, and the London Symphony Orchestra all feature on the project.
Emily Manning
8.19.16
News
News

new service will text you as soon as frank ocean's album drops

If texting is still a thing when that happens.
Hannah Ongley
8.12.16
Music
Music

frank ocean fans record their own album because boys do cry

Super pissed kids.
Matthew Whitehouse
8.11.16
Music
Music

frank ocean releases new… snapchat filters :(

This is not the release we were waiting for, Frank.
Matthew Whitehouse
8.5.16
Music
Music

#fbf: it's 2012 and a pre-channel orange frank ocean is on the pages of i-D

“The core message of my music is to encourage people to think differently about their relationships. Not just romantic relationships, but as people, period.” As Frank Ocean prepares to drop Boys Don't Cry, we look back to 2012, and the calm before the...
Milly McMahon
8.5.16