In celebration of the launch of RANKIN SWAG, we've launched a set of six limited run posters.
RANKIN SWAG BLUE IN THE FACE
Blue in the Face, created for Hunger TV in 2018, is part of a series of works entitled Clowning Around. A Halloween project between Rankin and his long time collaborator and friend, Makeup Artist, Marco Antonio.
HAVING WORKED TOGETHER ON EVERYTHING FROM HIGH PROFILE CAMPAIGNS TO EDITORIALS FOR SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST PROMINENT MAGAZINES, this image epitomises THE DUO'S DISTINCTIVE ARTISTIC VISION.
MIXING MARCO'S POP COLOuR PALLETS WITH RANKIN'S SIGNATURE SENSE OF HUMOur, Clowning Around looked for beauty, texture and expression in the unlikeliest of places.
Silk 130gsm paper
As a photographer Rankin's portfolio ranges from portraiture to documentary. He has shot The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner and The Queen to name only a few.
He is best known for work that is on the cultural cusp and leading future trends: producing rule-breaking campaigns for brands such as Rolls Royce, Unilever, L’Oreal and Samsonite; creating wide reaching projects for charities including Women’s Aid and Macmillan; and shooting music videos for the likes of Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora and Kelis.
As a publisher, Rankin co-founded the seminal magazine Dazed & Confused with Jefferson Hack in 1991, and has since published the likes of AnOther and AnOther Man, alongside over 40 books and the biannual fashion and culture print and digital platform, Hunger.
His photography has been published everywhere from his own publications to Elle, Vogue, Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone, and Wonderland, and exhibited in galleries globally, including MoMA, New York, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Rankin lives in London with his wife Tuuli and their dogs.
Makeup by Marco Antonio
Marco Antonio’s celebrity clientele includes stars like Kesha, Naomi Campbell, Erin O’Connor and Alexa Chung.
His work has appeared in campaigns for Olay, Max Factor, L’Oréal and Paul Smith, amongst many others. Alongside appearing in Rankin’s magazine, Hunger, he has also worked on editorials for world renowned magazines such as ID, Harpers Bazzar, LOVE and Wallpaper.