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'So magazines - - were a way of having a window on to a world that I didn't have access to.' At Chatham House Grammar School - whose alumni include the Tory Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath and, rather thrillingly for Hack, Nik Turner, founder of the rock band Hawkwind - the young Jesus and Mary Chain and Cure fan discovered the Print Society, a place where he could smoke, hang out and make fanzines.

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But the vibe is more team, which now numbers around 65 (mostly at the magazine group's Old Street offices), has come a long way from the one-room office opposite Pam Hogg's shop in Soho or the 'complete shithole' in Peckham that Hack used to share with Rankin, 'where the kitchen was the darkroom and the bath was the chemical bath for developing the prints'. That is to say, plenty of bloody, corporeal YBA art and kids in Fred Perry tops doing lots of fag smoking and snarly V-flicking.

'I was taken aback by how chatty and uninhibited she was - that unguarded thing was really captivating.' Questions for the Croydon beauty included: 'There's been a lot of different men mentioned in your life recently, but no one permanent relationship. Hack was named after the 19th-century US President Thomas Jefferson. The son of a tobacco salesman and a Swiss-born teacher, he was born in Montevideo, Uruguay (his father and mother met in Arosa in the Swiss Alps, where she was working as a ski instructor and he was on holiday from Argentina, where he was area manager for Rothmans).

Working to a Warholesque template, he explains how they made the magazine 'a hang-out space, a clubhouse, a social scene, a network environment a conceptual thing for young creatives'. Our location [by now in Old Street] was crucial.' The partners didn't have media contacts or know how to approach celebrities, so business was done in East End pubs; sponsorship deals were brokered in clubs.

'It didn't follow any publishing rule book because we didn't know anything about publishing.' For the first five years, they survived by running club nights parallel to the ethos of the magazine, with names such as 'Blow Up' and 'Been There Seen It Done It'. The photographer Nick Knight introduced them to a young Lee (Alexander) Mc Queen.

, the magazine he had started six years previously, as little more than a folded-up poster, with his old college mate John Rankin Waddell, became a provocative part of the global zeitgeist. 'I was walking down the street towards the Dazed office in Soho and I saw TV vans, camera crews, photographers. 'It was a sensitive argument, but also a bullshit argument,' Hack says. It was about stripping away artifice and showing how young people were living at that time.