‘TANK is always amazing and offbeat. One day, I wanted to know more; and we have collaborated on all the catalogues of recent seasons.’ Christian Lacroix
Caroline Issa is the MD and Publisher of TANK. Graduating from Wharton with a business degree, she was a management consultant for three years living around the world. She moved to London and joined TANK, publishing TANK magazine and overseeing the fledgling creative agency Tank Form.
She now also publishes O: Magazine by TANK, a luxury fashion supplement produced quarterly for The Observer newspaper in the United Kingdom and launched EO Magazine for The Economic Observer financial newspaper in China in 2007. In addition, she works with Christian Lacroix, Links of London, Brio and Swarovski and others on various marketing and advertising projects. She was a juror on the fashion panel at last year’s festival at Hyères.
Masoud Golsorkhi is the co-founder and creative director of TANK. Launched in 1998 TANK magazine was striking in its format and content, a beautiful, permanent object filled with timeless ideas, original images and hitherto untold stories. Nine years on, it is considered a benchmark for the creative industry. TANK’s next project, MINED, a themed 500-pages biannual bookzine, won the D&AD Silver and European Art Director’s Gold Star awards in 2002.
He has worked across a range of media from custom publishing to advertising and branding, for brands such as Jean-Paul Gaultier Perfumes, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, Swarovski, Liberty of London, Braun, British Airways, Christian Lacroix and Dulux. Masoud is a frequent juror on photographic and design competitions, from the Hyères photography festival to the BluePrint magazine design competition, and sits on panel discussions at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the ICA and Tate Modern.