This special edition marks the 15th anniversary of Monocle. Jeremy Leslie talks to founder and editorial director Tyler Brûlé about the origins of the magazine, its growth, his mistrust of social media and the importance of tone of voice. Also covered: who else is doing relevant work in publishing, the launch of further titles including woman’s magazine Konfekt, the choice of a 24-hour radio over a tablet edition, the state of magazine retail, and plans for the next 15 years.
Our latest audio journey into the culture of magazines sees Riposte founder Danielle Pender discuss the return of the print edition after a two year gap. She also shares a few finds from the magCulture shelves, including Meantime and Now You Know. Plus an excerpt from The Modernist’s Eddy Rhead’s talk at the magCulture Shop marking their 40th edition. We end with a look back at football mag Mundial.
Jeremy Leslie is joined by two guests, one a long-established indie publisher, the other a design director known for her branding work. Both have plenty to share about magazine-making: Pentagram’s Marina Willer has just redesigned film mag Sight and Sound, and Felix Burrichter has just published the 30th issue of architecture mag Pin-Up. Plus: Tide, Amalgam, and a look back at the London 2012 Olympics magazines.
In this episode we meet brand new publisher Emmanuelle Goutal and experienced hands Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers. Emmanuelle visited the magCulture Shop to discuss her recent launch Objection, offering a new twist on the interiors mag, and Jop and Gert, founders of Fantastic Man, discuss their new Reuse-themed issue. The back issue is no11/12 of German design mag Form+Zweck, published in 1994.