On August 12th we see the release of i-D magazine’s 30th birthday issue. Featuring covers with Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lady Gaga famously only showing only one eye it’s set to be a great issue with a them of ‘now, then and next’.
“30 years – whoosh, more than an instant in i-D’s lifeline – it’s a generation. Three decades to be celebrated and contained in this special issue. The whole issue was created by Nick Knight 200 portraits that SHOWstudio made at the close of 2009 in Somerset House – once the home of British passports, now the central location for British Fashion Week. Nick’s celebration of identity was also a commemorative project inspired by the 5th birthday issue of i-D, where 100 portraits were featured in The Grown Up Issue. 25 years on, the gallery selection grew to 200. Happy birthday!”
Terry Jones, Editor-in-Chief, i-D
Founded by former Vogue art director Terry Jones in 1980, it’s come a long way since the first issue which was formed like a hand stapled fanzine. With a beautiful layout and it’s constant fascination with youth and the new, i-D remains as relevant as it ever has been. Outliving it’s competitors, the publication was required to scale back the amount of issues released a year from twelve to six last year, but with a loyal readership and constant reinvention including a fantastic new website i-D looks set to remain for some time yet.
These issues will be released on three separate dates:
THEN on sale 12 August
NOW on sale 23 September
NEXT on sale 11 November