One eyed view of the world.
Have you seen the latest publishing venture from Wallpaper magazine founder Tyler Brule? Monocle bills itself as a 'briefing on global affairs, business, culture & design'. I like it. Monocle defies the conventions of mainstream magazine design. Think Harvard Business review meets, well…Wallpaper.
The layout is curiously formal. I like the typography - it is classic and restrained - speaking of which the designer has resisted the urge to go nuts with Illustrator and Photoshop.
The current issue is themed around 'Pedal Politics - a global survey of bicycle culture and commerce. Sounds dry? It is and it isn't. Hard to explain. Pick up a copy and form an opinion for yourself. Odds on it will be a more informed opinion by the time you're done.
New Zealand wobbles onto the pages - and not in a good way.