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Established: 2007  |  Country of Origin: England

Launched in February 2007, Monocle is a premium media brand with magazine, web, broadcast and retail divisions. Focusing on global affairs, business, culture and design, Monocle’s mission is to keep an eye on the world.

Monocle is published 10 times a year from its London headquarters, Midori House in Marylebone, and has bureaux in New York, Zurich, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Led by editor in chief and chairman, Tyler Brûlé, Monocle has an editorial team of 45. In addition it has 16 foreign correspondents reporting from Tel Aviv to San Francisco, Beirut to Bogotá and the network is growing continually.

Printed in the UK, the magazine focuses its distribution in the top 30 urban hubs in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, and is available on newsstands in over 65 markets. Monocle’s global distribution is 150,000 with 15,802 subscribers in over 100 markets worldwide. In addition, Monocle produces a twice-yearly seasonal newspaper, Monocle Mediterraneo and Monocle Alpino.

Monocle is a distinctive mix of smart journalism, international awareness and sharp design. In print and online, writers and photographers are dispatched to over 50 countries every month to deliver stories on forgotten states, alluring political figures, emerging brands, fresh forces in popular culture and inspiring design solutions. Monocle’s annual Quality of Life issue, which ranks the top 25 most livable cities in the world, has become a trigger for global debate on improving our cities.