When it comes to producing a top-notch magazine, Monocle does everything right. Editor Tyler Brûlé and his global team combine quality content, superb photography and a great modern layout issue after issue. With five major topic areas: affairs, business, culture, design and edits, Monocle's breadth is as impressive as its depth, with articles ranging from reports on meetings at the UN to analysis of art fairs in Basel. With bureaus in major cities across the globe, Monocle is a global powerhouse that has achieved cult status, becoming a symbol for the modern lifestyle.
But what keeps me coming back to the newsstand to buy Monocle every month is the overall optimistic tone of the magazine and the often timeless articles that can be enjoyed months after the print date. The feeling that you get after finishing an issue is very akin to Monocle's mission; a feeling that you're informed of all that's going on around the globe. It also doesn't hurt that the magazine is printed in a variety of fine stock paper and looks beautiful on the bookshelf or on the desk. Monocle is by far my favorite print publication and its definitely worth checking out.