Written by Jefferson Hack, Edited by Jo-Ann Furniss, Foreword by Ingrid Sischy
November 8, 2011
Art - Popular Culture
9 x 11-3/4
About This Book
Celebrating twenty years of an agenda-setting powerhouse of contemporary style, design, and popular culture. Celebrated for discovering and promoting new artists, musicians, designers, and filmmakers, Dazed & Confused magazine has been a barometer of popular style and culture since its founding in London in 1991 by Jefferson Hack and the photographer Rankin. Quickly renowned for its controversial attitude, Dazed represented a new wave in the British style press, bringing together figures from different creative fields and eras to produce extraordinary interviews and develop artwork for the magazine. From David Bowie to Bjork, Harmony Korine to David Lynch, Kate Moss to Stockhausen, and Rankin to Thom Yorke, the roster of the magazine’s subjects and contributing artists alone is a record of the evolution of contemporary pop culture. Edited by its founders, this daringly illustrated book immortalizes the magazine’s most enduring features, from legendary photo shoots and iconic covers to controversial interviews, and supplements them with outtakes, ephemera from the editors’ offices, original artwork, and contributions from the photographers, designers, and artists behind it all.
About the Author
Jefferson Hack is cofounder and editor in chief of Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine, and Another Man. He continues to be influential in print media and his magazines are at the forefront of the transition to online formats. He contributes as a writer or guest editor to several other publications, including The Daily Telegraph and The Independent.
Rankin is one of Britain's most successful fashion and style photographers, publishers, and filmmakers. Having co-founded Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack, he went on to shoot many of the most famous actors and musicians in the industry, and has shot commercial campaigns for international brands such as Nike, L'Oreal, Hugo Boss, and Coca Cola.
"The book compiles 20 years of work by celebrity journalist Jefferson Hack and his photographer pal Rankin, who made their Dazed & Confused magazine the vanguard of cool-kid culture. Making It Up includes interviews and photos of everyone from Yves Saint Laurent and Kate Moss to Björk and David Bowie. Punky, disruptive and loud–this is a fun one to leave lying around the house." ~Forbes Life
"Spread over nearly 350 full-colour pages, Making It Up As We Go Along revisits legendary photoshoots and creative collaborations that have seen everyone from Kate Moss to Damien Hirst featured in the magazine as well as cover stars Björk, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine and Thom Yorke." ~Another