Mixologies. Summer 2006


A potent cultural cocktail of unexpected combinations, this bar-raising issue of TANK contained taste-making fashion, ice-cold critique and the requisite occasional bitterness. All blended together without blending in.

  • Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic talks form, function and the museum’s £50 million future

  • The lesser-known works of cult photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

  • Tom Ridgway reports from Djibouti, the capital of qat chewing

  • Berlin-based artist Tobias Buche takes over six pages of the magazine

  • Plus, Rob Tufnell reveals Johanna Billing’s art of utopian moments, the surreal satire of George Saunders and women steal the best of menswear