Last word / Global
What lies ahead
monocle is 15 years old in 2022. We launched with our March issue back in 2007 with the now-celebrated cover featuring a pilot in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (we hope you have your copy of Issue 01 somewhere safe). It has been an incredible journey for an independent media company as we have added radio, podcasts, books, retail and more. In 2022 we will be remaining as nimble as ever, of course, as we open a new bureau (we have our eye on a spot in Lisbon), deliver an epic book celebrating the photographers who have worked with us since launch, bring you a stellar – and truly global – line-up of events (our Quality of Life Conference is heading to Paris), and continue to deepen our radio output. So what’s our own forecast? Sunny days and with an uplifting breeze. Here’s to 2022.