Vogue Brazil

Vogue Brasil has been published since 1973 and is currently printed by Carta Editorial Ltd under license from Conde Nast. The Director is Patricia Cara and Sérgio Ribas is the chief editor. Distribution numbers are at 50,000. Minimal reprints from the international body of Vogue do occur.

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Country: Romania
City: Bucharest

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: United States
City: Chicago
Country: United States
City: New York

December 22, 2007, Nifty Magazine was introduced to the world with leading cover model Casey Messer (formally Miss New Mexico USA 2007). From the first released issue, NIFTY Magazine instantly gained great interest from the modeling industry and attracted the industry's finest. With hundreds of dedicated readers and supporters, Nifty Magazine was able to release three additional issues in 2008. In January 2009, NIFTY Magazine celebrated a year of huge success remaining the only nationwide publication devoted to aspiring models. Nifty Magazine quickly gained the attention of modeling agencies, pageants, newspapers, and television networks who continue to keep a strong relationship with NIFTY Magazine as a valuable resource for connections in the industry.

Country: United States
City: New York

Go beyond the red carpet! Every week, OK! is packed with big glossy pics of A-list stars at home, on-set, at parties and on the red carpet, intimate celebrity interviews, as well as the latest celebrity news.

Country: Luxembourg
City: Luxembourg

Sposa, an Italian bridal magazine is full of all would-be bride need. Hundreds of gorgeous wedding dresses, bridal gowns from runway collections, dresses for brides maids, accessories, jewelry, marriage bands, wedding gift ideas, flower arrangements and much more.

Country: Italy
City: Milan

Celebrity was a monthly lifestyle magazine with a focus on celebrities, fashion and beauty. Due to changing market conditions after the start of the financial crisis in autumn 2008 MVG finally announced the recruitment. The online edition has been expanded steadily over the episode and came in September 2011 to 240,000 monthly visitors.

Country: Germany
City: Munich
Country: France
City: Clichy Cedex
Country: France
City: Paris

Launched in 2009, view-network.com is the online voice of View Publications. The content complements and enriches the information avaiable in our magazines. They also provide a forum for debate, discussion and analysis.

View network is one of a group of titles launched by View Publications, based in Amsterdam.

The international fashion media group was founded by David Shah in 1988. David is one of the world's leading experts on colour and textiles but has also built a formidable track record as a designer, consultant, publisher and serial entrepreneur. He has always enjoyed mixing theory with practice.

View network draws on contributions from an international pool of experts, some of whom are regular contributors to View Publications' titles. Others are occasional contributors or even subscribers.

Country: Netherlands
City: Amsterdam
Country: Russia
City: Moscow
Country: India
City: New Delhi

Arena was a British monthly men's magazine. The defunct magazine was created in 1986 by Nick Logan, who had started The Face in 1980, to focus on trends in fashion and entertainment. British graphic designer Neville Brody, who had designed The Face, designed Arena's launch appearance. On March 3, 2009 Bauer Consumer Media announced that Arena would be suspended from publication. The last edition was sold on March 12 2009.

The magazine featured articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, toys, and books. It was pitched at a similarly upscale audience to GQ, attempting to offer a more adult read than lad mags like Maxim and FHM, and gearing itself specifically towards the "black collar worker".

Arena launched the careers of several prominent British media professionals, among them Dylan Jones, the editor of GQ UK who had served as Arena's editor in the late 1980s.

In July 2006, facing competition from the internet, the editorial team behind Arena launched a team blog which features regular posts from its contributors.

In spite of this, magazine circulation continued to fall and in 2007, Giles Hattersley, chief interviewer at The Sunday Times was brought in as Editor. Hattersley oversaw a revamp of the publication and in November 2007, the magazine relaunched with a new design and new palate of content, featuring David Beckham on its cover.

Hattersley returned to The Sunday Times in March 2008 and was replaced in the interim by deputy editor Mat Smith. Smith left in August 2008 to take over as features director at Esquire UK.

As of April 2009, international editions of Arena outside the UK continue to be published. These editions include Ukraine, Turkey, Korea and Thailand. Arena Singapore, the first English language edition outside the UK, was launched on October 27, 2006 by the publishing division of Mediacorp. Mediacorp had announced on 30 April 2009 that it was closing the Singapore edition of ARENA.

Country: United Kingdom
City: London

Since December 2005, PLAYBOY Argentina brings fresh air in the segment of men's magazines, a range of original lifestyle and entertainment, quality journalism written by the most prestigious in the country and the best nudes.

Country: Argentina
City: Buenos Aires

TANTALUM is difficult to isolate, in nature it's usually found accompanied by another compound chemically similar but uniquely different. Fashion editorials bring together a diverse team of creatives, all different but united with the goal of producing a singular artistic vision. Tantalum celebrates the creative collaboration of all the artists involved in unique fashion and beauty imagery. Tantalum will feature stunning stories with in depth interviews, insights and tips from some of the leading artists in their field.

Country: United States
City: San Francisco

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.

Country: United Kingdom
City: London

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