During each decade over the last half of the 20th century youth culture has dramatically evolved – changing the shape of fashion, music and art as Britain’s young people rebel against the norm. This self-expression has been documented and catalogued by Youth Club, who have now launched a partnership with Google Arts and Culture to make their vast archive of material easily accessible. A mammoth collection of 16,000 photographs, 40 exhibits, and 18 videos, gathered since 1997 by Jon Swinstead, the owner of cult ’90s fashion publication Sleazenation, will now be available in a ‘digital museum’. The museum features photographs that were brought to Youth Club, the company behind The Museum of Youth Culture, by ordinary people offering the memories from their teenage years. As the photographs progress through the decades – from the latter half of the 1940s up until 2003 – each decade embodies a distinct musical genre; including punk in the 1980s, rock in the 1960s and soul in the 1990s. 1940s A change came over youth culture in Britain at the end of the Second World War, according to Youth Club – the organisation that compiled the images. The postwar world saw a ‘revolution’ in pop… Read full this story
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