Thursday, 21 February 2013

Dazed & Confused

Dazed & Confused is a British style magazine that was set up in 1992 and published monthly. Its founding editors were Jefferson Hack and Rankin. The topics that are covered include music, fashion, film, art, and literature. With the demise of both The Face and Sleazenation, Dazed & Confused now exists alongside old rival I-D.

Beginning as a black-and-white folded poster published sporadically, the magazine soon turned full colour, promoted with London club nights. This reputation attracted cover stars such as Richard E. Grant, Jarvis Cocker long-time collaborator and Radiohead's Thom Yorke interviewing himself in issue #19.Throughout the 1990s the magazine's format evolved. Among its many international magazine cover firsts Dazed counts Alicia Keys, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hilary Swank, Eminem and Pharrell.

The magazine has also supported social causes and encouraged debate with issues such as its 1998 Fashion-Able issue and 2004's South Africa issue, the former dealing with perceptions of beauty and disability and the latter with the state of the country ten years after apartheid and the AIDS crisis throughout Africa. In 2006 Dazed & Confused joined forces with MySpace to support RED and World AIDS Day by encouraging the public to submit artwork and pledge their support to join the (RED) initiative.

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