California

united states of i-D

Black Sand is the California surf crew fighting for justice on the water

Brick, Gage and Tre’lan met through their mutual love of surfing. Now they’re determined to change the status quo of LA’s white-washed surf culture.
Frank Nesbitt
5.20.21
Culture

20 years of Dogtown and Z-Boys: “It documented a revolution.”

In the mid-70s, a group of California kids changed skateboarding forever. Here, they discuss life since the cult 2001 doc that told their story.
James Balmont
1.19.21
Photography

Mimi Plumb captures the beauty of growing up in 1970s suburban California

“We wandered around the Walnut Festival, hiding in corners, smoking cigarettes, looking for stuff to do."
Edmée Lepercq
10.13.20
Music

Watch Inner Wave's new dreamy desert music video

The LA-based indie rockers premiere the surreal visual for Oof, shot by Phillip Youmans.
Wilbert L. Cooper
12.16.19
Art

these latinx artists used protest posters as a vibrant form of resistance

A new show explores the work that came out of East LA's Self Help Graphics Studio.
Nadja Sayej
10.23.19
Photography

photographer colin dodgson invites the public into his childhood home for a new exhibit

The i-D collaborator returns to Oxnard, California for 'Open House,' starting September 1.
Jack Sunnucks
8.30.19
News

california has become the first state to ban discrimination based on natural hair

In a landmark bill, the state has prohibited employers from enforcing rules that disproportionately impact black Americans.
Liam Hess
7.4.19
Culture

america's real 'savages' were presidents, generals, priests, and, yes, even nuns

How Native Americans were systematically stripped of their culture, and why it's invaluable that the youth reconnect.
Simon Moya-Smith
4.10.19
News

california joins the fight against hair discrimination

A proposed bill known as the 'Crown Act' would finally make discriminatory grooming rules illegal.
Erica Euse
3.29.19
Fashion

if you're into extravagant vintage you'll love this account

Aside from Saint Laurent, Stacey Nishimoto has a handful of brands she’s combing the outer recesses of the internet for.
Jack Sunnucks
4.9.18
Photography

my year in photos... by olivia bee

Capturing house parties in Portland to roadtrips across California, Olivia Bee's hazy images are soaked in youthful Americana.
i-D Staff
1.4.18
Think Pieces

the i-D guide to los angeles

From relaxing to juicing, drugs to supermarkets, and yes, tacos and driving, lose yourself in the hyperreal beauty and surreal fantasy of Los Angeles.
Dean Kissick
9.28.17
0104