Monocle (2007 magazine)
Monocle is a lifestyle magazine and website founded by Tyler Brûlé
Tyler Brûlé
Tyler Brûlé is a Canadian journalist, entrepreneur, and magazine publisher. He is the editor-in-chief of Monocle and a columnist for the Weekend FT.-Early years:...

, a Canadian
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 journalist and entrepreneur. Described by CBC News
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 reporter Harry Forestell as a "meeting between Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
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and Vanity Fair
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", the magazine provides a globalist perspective on issues as fashion, international affairs and design. Hamilton Nolan, editor for Gawker, described Monocle magazine as "a lifestyle magazine for young, stylish, business-oriented jetsetters". It had also previously been described on Gawker as a "travel-culture magazine" and a repository of "lifestyle sensuality and gaywad uptightness".

The magazine launched on 15 February 2007, priced at 12 euro
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s, 5 GPB, 10 USD  and features articles on subjects including the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force, Chinese
People's Republic of China
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 investment in Africa
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, and the best Portuguese-language
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 Sunday newspapers. The subscription price is approximately $120 [£75] annually. In New Zealand, single issues sell for $18 each, in Japan for ¥2,310, in Switzerland for 20CHF and in Spain for 11€.

Monocle's website contains magazine archive content that is only available to paid subscribers. The Monocle website also contains films and documentaries that are available to the public - plus a daily news bulletin called Monocolumn written by the Monocle team and their correspondents.

The monocle website also hosts The Monocle Weekly, a weekly radio program/podcast, hosted by Tyler Brûlé
Tyler Brûlé
Tyler Brûlé is a Canadian journalist, entrepreneur, and magazine publisher. He is the editor-in-chief of Monocle and a columnist for the Weekend FT.-Early years:...

, Andrew Tuck and culture editor, Robert Bound discussing affairs and hot topics from around the globe. The show has been recorded in Tokyo, Stockholm, Rio, London and Sydney.

Part of the monocle website is dedicated to The Monocle Shop an e-commerce portal selling design and fashion collaborations that the Monocle brand has developed with the likes of Comme des Garçons, Delvaux, Kitsune, Orlebar Brown, Aspesi, and Malmsten. These products are also sold in Monocle shops in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York.

In June 2010, Monocle launched a summer newspaper, called "Monocle Mediterraneo". The Monocle newspaper directly opposed the iPad trend, with Brule declaring you can't read an iPad on the beach. In December 2010 Monocle launched a follow up winter newspaper called "Monocle Alpino".

Andrew Tuck edits the magazine, and Richard Spencer Powell is the creative director. Monocle was due to launch its first TV show, broadcast internationally on Bloomberg on January 29, 2011.

External links

  • Monocle official website
  • '180° From Vogue' Fashion Forward
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    article on Monocle, October 2011
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