Clarks 65th Anniversary Desert Boots

The brand most trusted by renegades celebrates 190 years with 14 limited artist editions of its iconic lace-up

by Caroline Kinneberg Clarks’ original Desert Boots have been appropriated throughout history by a surprisingly diverse range of subcultures. A member of the Clarks family first designed them in 1950, inspired by a pair of boots spotted at a bazaar in Cairo, Egypt. Initially adopted by off-duty army officers, the shoes became an icon of Britain’s Mods in the ’60s. They took off in Paris …

About Town, a Four-Day Video Art Event

Celebrating Ikon gallery's 50th anniversary with a festival focusing on the magic of the moving image

It’s been 50 years since art gallery Ikon in Birmingham, UK, was established by an artists’ group that wanted the space to be “an antithesis to exclusive art establishments and galleries.” This weekend it’s celebrating that anniversary by teaming up with event space the Hippodrome for an inaugural free four-day video art event, About Town. Ikon dug into its extensive catalog to review its moving …