Bored and lusting over pre-pandemic life, photographer Mikey Corcoran hopped into his Chevrolet, switched on Space 103.2 and got to know the locals of Los Santos. The fictional city of Grand Theft Auto 5.
We’ve long-seen Britain’s gory gang life played out on screen, and even charting in the Top 40. As for books? Not so much, until Gabriel Krauze – once juggling a criminal career and a university degree – released his ultraviolent debut, Who They Was, last year.
With frustration comes fearlessness, if the young, emerging British artists of today are anything to go by. Responding to the politics, protest and pandemic of the past year, THE FACE introduces you to 13 bold and brilliant painters, photographers, filmmakers and sculpturists making British art special.
Photographer Jermaine Francis took to the streets of London to capture a summer of change, disruption and protest.
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.
Kim Jones’ AW21 collection will take you out of this world. Expect thumping house beats playing throughout and a DayGlo palette that illuminates even the greyest of years.
Her last collection sold out in its entirety in two days, then Cher gave her a shoutout on Twitter. Her approach to sustainability has been praised as nothing short of innovative. Now, the designer is back with her SS21 collection.
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.
Younglawa, a photo series by Singaporean photographer Hidhir Badaruddin, challenges the negative stereotypes of Asian male identity he grew up with, establishing an alternate vision that celebrates youth, tenderness and soul.
From kicking a football about with his mates, to a starring role in County Lines playing an exploited Class A-dealing teen, the 20-year-old actor is set to take on the film biz.
Photographer Alexandra Leese’s latest project, Me + Mine, explores the relationship women have with their bodies: from Hong Kong to Brazil via Zoom.
As well as entertaining millions, the Scottish novelist has shocked, repulsed and pissed off a legion of readers since the early ’90s. Now he’s on a mission to find new meaning in affrontery in Sky doc Offended by Irvine Welsh.
Popping into your local pharmacy for a gram of gear might sound bonkers, but according to a new book, How to Regulate Stimulants, it just might be the perfect antidote to the ineffective “war on drugs”.
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?
No show? No problem. Instead, London Fashion Week’s ever-theatrical designer teamed up with Tim Walker on a super sexy (physical) photobook, for LOVERBOY’s SS21 collection, The Healing.
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.
What do a Glaswegian artist and a former Mr Universe have in common? They're related! And they both love the art of honing a svelte physique.
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.