Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Tyler Brûlé names international staff
for Monocle launch

Expat Canadian editor Tyler Brûlé, who made his name (if not a fortune) launching the conspicuous consumption magazine Wallpaper* launches his new magazine Monocle in February, with a staff drawn from around the world, according to a story in UK Press Gazette. The new magazine is to be international in scope and combine print, web and broadcast coverage of global affairs, business, culture and design -- sort of Wallpaper* with business.
  • Andrew Tuck formerly executive features editor of Britain'e The Independent on Sunday, joins Monocle as editor. He was previously features editor at Time Out London.
  • Dan Hill, former head of interactive design and technology at BBC Radio & Music Interactive, will be director of web and broadcast.
  • Monacle's creative director will be Richard Spencer Powell, a former Wallpaper* art director who helped launch other Brûlé projects like Spruce magazine and Wink.
  • Ann Marie Gardner will be editor-Americas and has been an editor of T Travel and the New York Times' travel magazine.
  • Fashion market editor will be Tokyo-based Takeharu Sato, who has worked as fashion editor for the men's fashion magazines Smart and Smart Maxover the past five years.
  • Robyn Holt, most recently managing director of Conde Nast's Russian operations, will be managing director.
  • New publisher Pamela Mullinger has worked with Brûlé before as head of fashion advertising on Wallpaper* and as business development director of Winkreative.
  • Oliver Ellis, international sales executive for The Economist Group, will be advertising director.

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