Wednesday, December 3, 2008


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All the young fashion photographers I know are bidding to be in Dazed and Confused, a turn of event I find to be fascinating. Over the past two years a powerful creative team has gelled at the magazine ring-led by the formidable Nichola Formichetti. I love a current project the magazine is currently spinning, to have its readers (well the ones who are under 18 and living in the UK) create their own Dazed cover using images shot by Hedi Slimane.

As explains:

So, how will it work? All of the fashion for this issue was shot over three days by designer Hedi Slimane, on a portfolio of British youth street-cast from various locations around London. We’re now giving you a downloadable Dazed cover template and three of Hedi’s images. If you want to use one (or all) of them, go for it – they’re yours to do with as you like. And if you want to use a completely different image of your own, that’s fine, too – it’s up to you. We just want you to make an exciting, attractive and revealing Dazed cover that says something about what it’s like to be young and British today. If you're from a different country, you're welcome to take part and just make a cover about what it's like to be young today in your country

You should be under 18 to take part. If you’re actually a 37-year-old graphic designer and live with your mum, well, we can’t stop you entering but it would be a bit weird, wouldn’t it? We’ll print our favourites in the January issue and show some of the best here on Dazed Digital as they come in, and we’ll also be blagging some nice prizes to give out randomly over the coming weeks as well. Please send all entries (JPEG format, ideally) to by Thursday November 20th and be sure to include your name, age and where you live. Happy designing

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