Over the 40 years since its launch, i-D has grown from a hand-stapled zine to one of the world's leading international style titles. Founded by Terry Jones in 1980, i-D began as a chronicle of style and attitude. Over the years it has maintained that ethos, and in the process, has become a nurturing ground for generations of fashion talents from David Sims to Juergen Teller, Edward Enninful to Wolfgang Tillmans, Tyler Mitchell to Harley Weir, to name just a few.
This celebratory volume commemorates the 40th anniversary of i-D through the prism of different cultural eras, with each chapter focusing on a decade of the magazine's history, and featuring a mix of original rephotographed spreads from the magazine, reprinted text pieces, archival imagery, covers, and new essays exploring both the history of i-D and the wider cultural contexts of the era it was created in.
It's a magazine that has given Greta Thunberg, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, and Sonic the Hedgehog their first covers; that invented the emoticon; and that, across 40 years and 500 cover winks, has had one defining message: that fashion should be inclusive, fun, diverse, and always original.