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Making It Up As We Go Along: In Conversation

Meet Jefferson Hack and Jo-Ann Furniss at Somerset House, as they spill the beans on the good, the bad and the ugly that went on during the making of our 20th anniversary book and exhibition

Back in 1991, culture junkie Jefferson Hack and prodigal photographer Rankin launched Dazed & Confused, at the time just a humble fold-out poster, spirit (and name) borrowed from the classic Led Zeppelin song. It's been a long ride since then, and one that we started celebrating last year, as the calendar marked our twenty years of spicing up British print with legendary shoots, infamous content and controversial collaborations. 

Under Rizzoli’s wing and our personal motto, we published ‘Making It Up As We Go Along’, a book that, together with an exhibition in Somerset House sharing the same name, reunited our old friends, family and bombastic cover stars in a visual journey through experimental editorials and iconic interviews with the stylists, designers, musicians, artists and photographers whose voices helped push boundaries and shape the rich cultural panorama of the last two decades. From Alexander McQueen to Björk, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Thom Yorke, Damien Hirst, Chloe Sevigny, Harmony Korine, Jarvis Cocker, Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich, Vivienne Westoowd, Sam Taylor-Wood, Katie Grand and Alister Mackie, they’re all there, and they’ve all have made Dazed into what it is today: a cutting-edge, independent creative platform for the new, the young, the talented and the restless. 

Now, as the exhibition comes to an end, (you can still catch it until the 29th) join us as Jefferson Hack and Jo-Ann Furniss, the editor of the book, return to Somerset House to discuss the inspiration behind it all.  

'Jefferson Hack & Jo-Ann Furniss in Conversation' - Friday 27 January at 18.30 at Somerset House Screening Room, South Wing. Buy tickets HERE: £5 with a complementary glass of wine at 18.00 in the Great Arch Lobby. Jefferson Hack will also be signing copies of the book from 19.45. 

'Making It Up As We Go Along' is at Somerset House until January 29, 2012. More info on the exhibition HERE and find out about the Dazed book HERE