80's

Australiana

This Australian Island Used to Be a Kind of 1980s Ibiza

Remembering when Great Keppel Island was advertised as “a great place to get wrecked.”
Gavin Butler
9.14.18
violent times

Pink Cocaine, Convertibles, and Versace Ashtrays: a Weekend with a Colombian Cartel

"I got so high I went outside and tried to ride one of his thoroughbreads but almost broke my legs."
Mahmood Fazal
6.28.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Armie Hammer's Balls Had to Be Digitally Edited Out of 'Call Me By Your Name'

"They were short shorts. What’re you gonna do?"
Drew Schwartz
11.29.17
exhibit

Keith Haring’s Earliest Posters Go On Display

A retrospective post show documenting the rise and popularity of Haring’s boldly-outlined ‘radiant child.’
Diana Shi
6.12.17
Pop Art

Painter Transforms Celebrity Portraits into Fauvist Fever Dreams

New York artist Robert Otto Epstein churns out vivid, cartoonish portraiture that look lifted from the 80s.
Cailey Rizzo
4.3.17
Art

It's a 'Roll Call' When an 80s Graffiti Crew Reunites in LA

The graffiti crew K2S reunites years after the West Coast tagging movement began.
Diana Shi
10.24.16
Film

Artist Actually Huizenga Is the 'Nicer, Female' Mel Gibson

'Heavenly Sin' explores the complexities of female power, agency, and sexuality in Huizenga's trademark retro aesthetic.
Alison Stevenson
10.15.16
Film

The Ultimate 80s Rock Documentary 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' Will Never Die

We caught up with filmmaker Jeff Krulik on the 30th anniversary of his and John Heyn's seminal metal fan documentary.
Ben Mauk
5.27.16
Film

A Murderous Game Show Channels the Neon 80s [Premiere]

Filmmaker Saman Kesh's new film mixes the apocalyptic free-for-all vibes of 'Battle Royale' with a healthy dose of 'The Warriors' and 'Miami Connection.'
Beckett Mufson
5.6.16
Art

Neon Surrealism with 80s Vibes | Insta Illustrator

Fast cars and faster athletes burn the retinas in Andrew Archer's illustrations.
Beckett Mufson
3.8.16
Film

'Farscape' Meets 'Fast and Furious' in Carpenter Brut's New Music Video

Whether you're into burning incense or burning rubber, the high octane Seth Ickerman-directed "Turbo Killer" is for you.
Beckett Mufson
3.1.16
Film

This 80s Explosion Is the Simpsons' Latest Couch Gag

No man is complete without his couch, not even a rogue cop.
Nathaniel Ainley
1.8.16