Monocle was founded in 2007 as a briefing on global affairs, business, culture, design and much more. We believed that there was a globally minded audience that was hungry for opportunities and experiences beyond nation borders. We also felt that this was a generation that wanted to know who was creating the best cities, about new business ventures from Seoul to São Paulo and the people benchmarking quality in everything from media to hospitality.
Monocle is a complete media brand with print, audio and online elements. We take a unique approach to the web with round-the clock radio on Monocle 24 and a focus on films. We complement our activities on the page and on the air with mini-documentaries, travel and retail briefings and photo reportage.