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Gavin Watson

Help to make the ultimate youth culture bible

YOUTH CLUB is launching a Kickstarter campaign to bring you a daily dose of teen style and social history – The Subculture Diary

YOUTH CLUB is an organisation with the focus of preserving youth culture and telling the crucial stories of teenhood that lay the foundation for who we become as adults. The past year has seen us collaborate with YOUTH CLUB to show Matthew Smith’s documentation of British anarchyGavin Watson’s skinheads and ravers, and Dave Swindells’ photos of 80s London clubs.

Now, YOUTH CLUB needs your help via Kickstarter as it seeks to release The Subculture Diary, described as “a youth culture bible in your pocket”. Jamie Brett from YOUTH CLUB told Dazed: “We wanted to bring youth culture back into people’s daily lives. For the first time we’ve taken our archive of over 100,000 youth and subculture photographs and curated a youth culture diary that spans decades and genres.

“As we began researching and mapping out subcultural and countercultural dates such as festivals, fashion landmarks, riots and changes in law like the criminal justice act, it became clear that we can tell youth cultures story in an all-encompassing way. By mapping out dates from the past alongside upcoming events, exhibitions and festivals, the diary brings the present into context with the past, keeping us connected to our creative roots. At YOUTH CLUB we believe in youth culture as a catalyst for self-expression and creativity in society. Working towards our mission to open Londons first Museum of Youth Culture, projects like The Subculture Diary help promote the significance of youth culture within society and raise awareness of its ability to inspire and inform of daily lives.”

Head to the Kickstarter page here to help make it happen just in time for Christmas.