i-D launches an online archive of every cover it has ever published

Date
30 June 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

I can vividly remember buying my first copy of i-D magazine; I was 15 years old and on my way home from school and it was The Youth Issue, with a portrait of Flash Louis by brilliant Alasdair McLellan on the cover. I still have it, as I do every issue of i-D I’ve bought – the covers make me utterly incapable of chucking it.

This week the magazine launched a digital archive of every cover it has ever published, from a hand-stapled zine conceived in 1980, all the way up its recent, mammoth 18-cover 35th birthday edition. With a bespoke microsite created by Stinkdigital which scrolls like a time machine through subcultures, trends, supermodels and familiar faces, it’s something like a brief history of British youth culture, and if you’re anything like me it’ll give you a good 20 minutes of nostalgia.

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i-D: Cover Archive (screenshot)

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i-D: Cover Archive (screenshot)

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i-D: Cover Archive (screenshot)

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i-D: Cover Archive (screenshot)

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i-D: Cover Archive (screenshot)

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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