In 2015, Ben Ditto, Toby Mott and Jamie Reid produced Skinheads: An Archive, a history of one of the most controversial British subcultures of the 20th century. Now, the art director and artist are back with the book’s third edition.
Answer: they all feature in Allan Gardner and Jack Kennedy’s twisted exhibition, He Will Always Be My Son. Exploring fame and social morality, the punk duo’s mixed-media work merges our pop culture obsessions with stark reality.
Artist and Central Saint Martins graduate Stephanie Francis-Shanahan has whipped up the perfect antidote for one helluva crap year: a technicoloured photo book with ravers, dancers, positive messages and felt-tipped butterflies living side-by-side.
The Wigan-born designer references her Indian heritage by connecting the dots between clothes, identity and culture in sensually revealing knitwear designs, having already developed a distinct style reminiscent of the skin-baring British designers of recent years.
The career of the bard of Salford spans five decades. From cabaret to punk, Nico to Kate Moss, Alex Turner to Paul McCartney, John Cooper Clarke has been there, rhymed that, and even survived 17 years on heroin. As he publishes his debut memoir I Wanna Be Yours, we ask: what makes him The People’s Poet?
These lot know good art. They’ve been predicting the Next Big Thing since 1949, like Damien Hirst, Mark Leckey and even David Hockney. So take a moment and check out this year’s New Contemporaries – they’ll be filling a gallery near you soon.
Inspired by the original football fanzines of the ’80s and ’90s, two lifelong Gooners – Ed Fenwick and Max Giles – decided to set up their own a few years back.
Influenced by his Newcastle roots, hardcore punk and DIY culture, Second Best is the label that doesn’t comply with the traditional notions of the fashion industry.
Relax. Smoke a fag. Put it out. See your friends. See the sights. Feel alright. Stare at the really good prints by emerging New York-via-Tokyo artist, Monika Mogi.
With the help of Jamie Hawkesworth, JW Anderson, Ashley Williams, Ronan McKenzie (and loads more), online marketplace Beirut Re-Store hopes to raise money following the city’s devastating explosion earlier this year.