sub.culture

News

raf simons and fred perry are dropping vacuum-packed archive pieces across the world

It’s a celebration of their 10-year anniversary.
Ryan White
7.16.18
Film

meet the break-out stars of spaceship, the british teen subculture film

Tallulah Rose Haddon and Lucian Charles Collier are the trippy kids of Alex Taylor’s debut film.
Colin Crummy
5.19.17
Photography

documenting the new age travellers, ravers, clubbers, and hippies of the late 80s and early 90s

Matthew Smith’s images, collated and soon to be published in new book Exist to Resist thanks to a Kickstarter campaign document the outsider youth movements of the end of the Thatcherism in all their mud-caked, pill-soaked bliss and righteous anger.
Felix Petty
2.28.17
Culture

ken russell's teddy girls and boys

A new exhibition brings together the famed-director's historic images of the subculture in its prime.
Georgie Wright
2.17.17
Culture

the world’s first museum of youth culture could be opening in london

The people behind Sleazenation have been awarded a lottery grant to start restoring a vast archive of subculture photography.
Felix Petty
1.31.17
Culture

gay cruising through 70s colombia

As his early photographic work finally comes into the light, Colombian artist Miguel Ángel Rojas discusses his 50-year career and his country’s history of queer subcultures.
Benoit Loiseau
11.7.16
Culture

capturing the teds: a classic of british documentary photography

Before rock ‘n’ roll, there was the teds. After rock ‘n’ roll, there was the teds. Chris Steele-Perkins captured them all.
Matthew Whitehouse
9.20.16
News

princess julia could tell you some stories

And she will, if you go along to Soho House on Wednesday.
Matthew Whitehouse
9.20.16
News

listen to our talk on the existence of subcultures in 2016

i-D Deputy Editor Lynette Nylander joined photographer Derek Ridgers, DJ and grime activist Sian Anderson, fashion upstart Charles Jeffrey and director Dexter Navy at Citadel Festival to answer the question: ​does subculture still exist?
i-D Staff
7.18.16
Art

examining the seismic changes to europe's political landscape through art

As a new show at Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven opens, exhibiting art made in six European countries during the tumultuous 80s, we contemplate culture and counterculture as a litmus test for a country's political climate.
Felix Petty
7.11.16
punk

​punk exhibition by iconic music photographer janette beckman opens tonight

From punks hanging around outside BOY and Worlds End, Mods in London and Ska girls in Coventry, to Joe Strummer backstage and the Specials in Southend, Janette Beckman captured the birth of the most explosive British subculture of all time.
Charlotte Gush
6.24.16
punk

derek ridgers: punk then and punk now

The photographer opens up his punk archive from 1977 to shine a light on the scene’s incendiary early days.
Felix Petty
6.8.16