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INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

​david leggett is the dark, comic art star of underground chicago

His paintings and drawings are elaborate collages that meld icons of black power together with symbols of white racism into a political comment on American culture.
Felix Petty
11.8.16
Chicago
Chicago

meet the cool kids of chicago, straight up!

Birthplace to some of the world's most influential music movements and artists, photographer Lillie Eiger hits Chicago to capture its street style and find out what's inspiring the young, bright things that make Chi-City so exciting.
i-D Staff
10.5.16
Music
Music

how pusha t is helping change public school arts education

We traveled to Chicago with the rap legend and G.O.O.D. Music President as he takes on a brand new role: mentoring music students in under-funded public schools about making a career in the industry.
Emily Manning
9.28.16
News
News

chance the rapper is giving chicago a brand new blockbuster music festival

You might love your city, but you probably don't love it quite like Chance the Rapper loves his.
Isabelle Hellyer
7.27.16
Music
Music

10 things you need to know about saba

The Chicago polymath is our favourite new discovery, so get to know him as premiere his new track World In My Hands.
i-D Staff
4.20.16
News
News

a ferris bueller festival is coming to chicago

Fake a stomach cramp and bust your girlfriend out of class to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the most epic sick day of all time.
Taylor Ford
2.24.16
Music
Music

w.w.a. is the all female supergroup coming straight outta chicago

We caught up with the Windy City’s hardest four-piece female collective about music industry misogyny and approaching N.W.A’s legacy from a new perspective.
Emily Manning
9.2.15
Music
Music

kanye west and chance the rapper are collaborating

Chance dropped a whole lot of hints on a Chicago daytime TV show.
Charlotte Gush
7.15.15
News
News

college dropout kanye west goes back to school to receive doctorate

Yeezy receives a doctorate of fine arts, Donda would be proud.
i-D Staff
5.12.15
Mixes
Mixes

i-dj: chicago jim

Chicago Jim excels at busted bedroom Chicago house. His blown out exclusive mix for i-D features sketchy mixing and vintage budget jams; it could have been taped from Chi-town’s WBMX Hot Mix to a TDK D-60 in 1989. Chicago native Jim elaborates it...
i-D Team
1.9.15
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY

photographing john malkovich into iconic portraits with sandro miller

Spike Jonze’s 1999 directorial debut Being John Malkovich portrayed John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, and many others taking turns inside the revered actor’s body and brain. But photographer Sandro Miller’s Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to...
Emily Manning
11.11.14
Music
Music

chicago's rising hip hop star vic mensa is a young soul rebel

Vic Mensa, alongside fellow Chicagoan Chance The Rapper, is one of the most exciting new voices currently contributing to Hip Hop. i-D takes a walk around Shoreditch with the 21 year-old blond bomber…
Hattie Collins
10.6.14