ultratravel

The ultratravel brand was established in the UK publishing market in 2004 with a license agreement with the Daily Telegraph to distribute the ultratravel magazine as a free supplement to over 500,000 of their most affluent readership. The ultratravel magazine is a high quality oversized glossy publication that showcases superior editorial standards, with a wealth of locally generated travel content tailor-made for a region, including specialized reports on luxury international and regional travel destinations, the latest travel accessories, insider tips and travel that is distributed quarterly. With its proven success in the UK, Ultratravel has launched in India in 2010 and in the UAE in 2011. Furthermore, ultratravel has the potential for additional varied themed issues after the proven success of a special Golf Edition distributed with the Daily Telegraph in April 2011. The magazines are not available for retail sale.

Following the complete acceptance by the Industry at large, ultratravel has become the gauge by which standards in the luxury travel business are now measured.

Since 2007, ultratravel has held THE ULTRAS, a prestigious travel related awards annual event by invitation-only and by which it has seen the strength of the brand acknowledged by the global premium travel Industry.

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Surface Asia aims to be the definitive magazine for all categories of design across Asia-Pacific, bringing you the latest news and insights on the design industries of the region six times a year.

We cast the spotlight on the designers leading the trends and reshaping the creative landscape, and establish a forum in which regional designers can exchange ideas, gain inspiration and collaborate on projects.

Country: Singapore
City: Singapore

METAL Magazine was born in June 2006 as a unique blend of fashion and arts with an international forefront scope. It features cutting edge content that refuses everything that’s ordinary, born out of the desire to provide an alternative to the bilingual (Spanish/English) segment that is steadily on the rise.

METAL is made in Barcelona, New York, Paris, London and Scandinavia by an influential array of creative minds that assume that a different magazine format is not only achievable, but also utterly necessary.The result is a qualitative publication with five issues per year that is also exclusive and collectable.

Country: Spain
City: Barcelona

BLENDA offers up fashion that is stylishly casual. A third of BLENDA's readers are between 15 and 19, while 63% are in their 20s. Because of its relatively many young readers, BLENDA pays a lot of attention to make-up.

Country: Japan
City: Tokyo
Country: Japan
City: Tokyo
Pop

Pop is a British fashion magazine co-founded in 2000 by Ashley Heath and editor Katie Grand. The initial creative directors for the magazine were Lee Swillingham and Stuart Spalding. Pop is published bi-annually.

In 1999, the publishing house Emap enticed Grand to leave Dazed & Confused—a magazine founded by Rankin and Jefferson Hack—and invited her to work on the cult magazine The Face, as the magazine's official fashion director. At the same time Emap offered her a position as Editor-in- Chief of an as-yet unnamed new magazine. The first issue of Pop was launched in September 2000. Grand said that her main concept was that "it to be really jolly. And pink — I was obsessed with it being pink."

Grand left Pop in 2008, along with creative directors Swillingham and Spalding, to establish a rival magazine, Love, published by Conde Nast.

Pop has now relaunched in an online digital format as THEPOP.COM. The first issue will be out on 1st September 2009. Dasha Zhukova was hired as editor-in-chief with Ashley Heath as the Editorial Director and David Girhammar as an editor.

Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Country: Germany
City: Hamburg

Fashion is a Canadian fashion magazine published by St. Joseph Media. Established in 1977, it was formerly known as Toronto Life Fashion magazine. It is currently based in Toronto (with satellite offices in Vancouver and Montreal), publishes 10 issues a year and has a total readership of 1,982,000.

With the tag line "Bringing the World of Fashion Home," the magazine covers international, national and local fashion and beauty trends and news. It aims to reach affluent, style-conscious urban women.

The current editor-in-chief is Ceri Marsh, co-author of The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum and The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Grace Under Pressure.

St. Joseph Media, the magazine's publisher, also publishes Toronto Life, Canadian Family, Wish, Gardening Life, Weddingbells, Quill & Quire and Where Canada magazines.

Country: Canada
City: Toronto

XOXO The Mag is a free of charge, art-driven magazine, published 10 times a year.

XOXO The Mag has a blended spirit of high fashion, new music, exceptional lifestyle and latest art & design.

Country: Turkey
City: Istanbul

With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides an uncensored view on the female experience. BUST tells the truth about women's lives and presents a female perspective on pop culture.

Country: United States
City: New York

032c is a contemporary culture magazine that fiercely believes in the intelligence of its readers, and rises to the challenge of surprising them. Published twice a year, it is both timely and timeless—a celebration of and for the most cutting-edge in art, culture, and fashion.

Finding the new in the old and the old in the new, it is considered the “Berlin magazine that propagates an aesthetic of brutal elegance” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, or simply as the “revue ultra-pointue” by Vogue Paris.

Founded in 2000 in Berlin, 032c is edited by Joerg Koch, art directed by Mike Meiré, and managed by Sandra von Mayer-Myrtenhain. It is distributed to 29 countries and can be found in select art bookstores, fashion boutiques, and newsstands worldwide (also in our Store). Past contributors include Matthew Barney, Hedi Slimane, Daido Moriyama, Juergen Teller, and Rem Koolhaas/OMA. The fashion section has featured stories by Steven Klein, Inez Van Lamsweerde, Fabian Baron and Alasdair McLellan.

032c Workshop / Joerg Koch is an exhibition space in Berlin-Mitte. With an eight-meter-long vitrine designed by Konstantin Grcic, its programming engages the idea of the archive across different disciplines.

The publication's name refers to a Pantone color code; in the Pantone Matching System, 032c refers to a bold red.

i-D magazine considers 032c to be “dedicated to the celebration of ideas,” French Vogue has referred to it as a “revue ultra-pointue,” and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has called the magazine “the Berlin magazine that propagates an aesthetic of brutal elegance.” According to the New York Times, “the magazine fuses art and architecture, literature, urban studies in ways that can make one forget how depressing a visit to a newsstand has become.”

032c has been exhibited at the London Design Museum, Colette (Paris), GAS (Tokyo), The Pineal Eye (London) and the 3rd Berlin Biennial, and has received much acclaim for its design and editorial scope, having been awarded one of Germany’s Lead Awards for National Visual Lead Magazine in 2006. The magazine's new design layout in 2007 became a hotly debated issue in the fashion and media world, and a term, "the new ugly," sprung up around the aesthetic phenomenon[1]. In 2008 032c was awarded the German media award Lead Magazine of the Year.

Country: Germany
City: Berlin

Playboy is an American men's magazine, founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1953, by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother. The magazine has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with a presence in nearly every medium. Playboy is one of the world's best known brands. In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide.

The magazine has a long history of publishing short stories by notable novelists such as Arthur C. Clarke, Ian Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov, P. G. Wodehouse, and Margaret Atwood. Playboy features monthly interviews of notable public figures, such as artists, architects, economists, composers, conductors, film directors, journalists, novelists, playwrights, religious figures, politicians, athletes and race car drivers. The magazine throughout its history has expressed a libertarian outlook on political and social issues.

Playboy's original title was to be Stag Party, but an unrelated outdoor magazine, Stag, contacted Hefner and informed him that they would protect their trademark if he were to launch his magazine with that name. Hefner and co-founder and executive vice-president Eldon Sellers met to seek a new name. Sellers, whose mother had worked for the Chicago sales office of the short-lived Playboy Automobile Company, suggested "Playboy."

The first issue, in December 1953, was undated, as Hefner was unsure there would be a second. He produced it in his Hyde Park kitchen. The first centerfold was Marilyn Monroe, although the picture used originally was taken for a calendar rather than for Playboy. The first issue sold out in weeks. Known circulation was 53,991. The cover price was 50¢. Copies of the first issue in mint to near mint condition sold for over $5,000 in 2002. The novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, was also serialized in the March, April, and May 1954 issues of Playboy magazine.

The logo, the stylized profile of a rabbit wearing a tuxedo bow tie, was designed by art designer Art Paul for the second issue and has appeared ever since. A running joke in the magazine involves hiding the logo somewhere in the cover art or photograph. Hefner said he chose the rabbit for its "humorous sexual connotation," and because the image was "frisky and playful."

An urban legend started about Hefner and the Playmate of the Month because of markings on the front covers of the magazine. From 1955 to 1979 (except for a six month gap in 1976), the "P" in Playboy had stars printed in or around the letter. The legend stated that this was either a rating that Hefner gave to the Playmate according to how attractive she was, the number of times that Hefner had slept with her, or how good she was in bed. The stars, between zero and twelve, actually indicated the domestic or international advertising region for that printing.

Since reaching its peak in the 1970s, Playboy has seen a decline in circulation and cultural relevance because of competition in the field it founded — first from Penthouse, Oui (which was published as a spin-off of Playboy) and Gallery in the 1970s; later from pornographic videos; and more recently from lad mags such as Maxim, FHM, and Stuff. In response, Playboy has attempted to re-assert its hold on the 18–35 male demographic through slight changes to content and focusing on issues and personalities more appropriate to its audience — such as hip-hop artists being featured in the "Playboy Interview".

Christie Hefner, daughter of the founder Hugh Hefner, joined Playboy in 1975 and became head of the company in 1988. She announced in December 2008 that she would be stepping down from leading the company, effective in January 2009, and said that the election of Barack Obama as the next President had inspired her to give more time to charitable work, and that the decision to step down was her own. “Just as this country is embracing change in the form of new leadership, I have decided that now is the time to make changes in my own life as well,” she said.

The magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary with the January 2004 issue. Celebrations were held at Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and Moscow during the year to commemorate this event.

The magazine runs several annual features and ratings. One of the most popular is its annual ranking of the top "party schools" among all U.S. universities and colleges. For 2009, the magazine used five considerations: bikini, brains, campus, sex and sports in the development of its list. The top ranked party school by Playboy for 2009 was the University of Miami.

In June 2009, the magazine reduced its publication schedule to 11 issues per year, with a combined July/August issue and on 11 August 2009, London's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that Hugh Hefner had sold his English Manor house (next door to the famous Playboy Mansion) for $18 m ($10 m less than the reported asking price) to a Daren Metropoulos and that due to significant losses in the company's value (down from $1billion in 2000 to $84mil in 2009) the Playboy publishing empire is up for sale for $300 m. In December 2009, they further reduced the publication schedule to 10 issues per year, with a combined January/February issue.

Country: Spain
City: Barcelona

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