Tank Too

By Masoud Golsorkhi (Editor); Andreas Laeufer (Editor)
(Thames & Hudson, Paperback, 9780500285978, 607pp.)

Publication Date: June 2006

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Since its inception in 1998, Tank magazine has been at the vanguard of fashion publishing. Initially published in a small-format "bookzine," it signaled a new era of the small print-run, highly tailored style publishing that was innovative in both its experimental art direction and design and its introduction of photojournalism and fine art. Such is its influence that the magazine was exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art's first exhibition devoted exclusively to fashion photography in the summer of 2004.

Tank magazine has cult appeal, shapes tastes, and dares to be resolutely different. The successful first Tank book featured the highlights of the magazine's first three years and has become a standard resource for talent scouts. This second chapter in the Tank phenomenon lends even greater credibility to the magazine's canny ability to point to fashion's future.

About the Author
Iranian-born Masoud Golsorkhi studied photography at the University of Westminster in London before working as a fashion photographer for such publications as "Interview, Jalouse, Numero", and "Harpers & Queen". German-born Andreas Laeufer studied communication design and worked as an art director for advertising agencies in Germany and Switzerland before becoming a freelance art director for fashion companies such as Hugo Boss and Joop!. After moving to London Laeufer met Golsorkhi, and they launched "Tank" magazine in 1998.

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