Our first Podcast of 2021 is a special episode dedicated to i-D as it celebrates its 40th birthday.
Jeremy Leslie talks to GQ editor Dylan Jones about his first job at i-D, then meets the magazine’s founder Terry Jones and his wife and collaborator Tricia.
Tricia and Terry Jones, portrait by Jack Davison
They discuss the start of Terry’s design career, working at Vogue, and the origins of i-D as a stapled zine, responding to what Terry saw on London’s streets as the liberation of the DIY punk years spilled over into new trends and tribes. We hear about the idea of the i-D family, the support the magazine received from Time Out’s Tony Elliott, its subsequent sale to Vice Media, and Terry’s ongoing work with the i-D archive.
Jeremy also takes a look at the latest issues of The Modernist and Pin-Up and one-off Covid zine Quarantimes.
Covers of the first five issues of i-D, with the two versions of the first one, left.
British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, who started his career at i-D, visits the archive.
Work in progress: a combination of i-D and Vogue covers, including the famous ‘green jelly’ Vogue, right, a contoversially tight crop of Jerry Hall that was almost stopped on the press by the magazine’s management.
The collages include the overlaying of different i-D covers…
…as well as decorating objects, such as this Apple Macintosh Plus, a computer used for early, experimental, i-D type.
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