In the midst of the 1980s punk DIY ethos, a little magazine you and I know as i-D, was born.
The first issue, designed and hand-stapled by Vogue’s former Art Director Terry Jones was an almost-inevitable hit; the logo design itself being one of the most iconic magazine logos to date. Not only did the little zine have style but it also had substance. i-D offered a new perspective on the world of British pop culture from a non-conformist angle, introducing its audience to new people, ideas and style for just 50p a copy.
As i-D approaches its 35th year in print (all be it a little glossier than its zine predecessor), it continues to be a source of inspiration for creatives globally due to its innovative and at times ground-breaking approach to fashion and popular culture. Such is the significance and influence of the magazine, it can claim to have launched the careers of a number of talented young photographers, stylists, make-up artists and writers who have, and indeed continue to build our culture as we know it.
To celebrate the anniversary, 11 of i-D’s favourite designers, including Christoper Kane and Vivienne Westwood, are producing cover art for a limited run of the issue, which is being sold exclusively at Dover Street Market, Colette, 10 Corso Como, SOTO Berlin, Palace and Supreme stores. If you’re a fan of i-D or pop culture, it’s an issue you shouldn’t miss.
To recognise the occasion we have selected 10 of our favourite covers…
Happy Birthday i-D, here’s to many more to come!