Wallpaper magazine celebrates 15 years in the business

IPC Media's Wallpaper magazine is publishing its 15th birthday edition, which has attracted 60% higher advertising revenues year on year.

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Six brands – Fendi, Debeers, Stone Island, Technomarine, Bosch and Hunter– have signed up to advertise for the first time in the celebratory edition of the design and lifestyle title, out today (11 August).

IPC Media said the souvenir edition has attracted a 22% increase in advertisers.

But menswear designer Dunhill, who will also have three double-page print ads in the magazine, owns all advertising in the accompanying iPad edition.

The magazine's 15th birthday edition will feature a list of the 150 individuals who have flourished creatively in the past 15 years, as chosen by Twitter users.

Among those selected are Jamie Oliver, David Beckham and 2012 Olympic torch designers  Barber Osgerby.

Wallpaper will also reopen its Twitter vote today for followers to vote for anyone they feel has been undeservedly omitted from the line-up.

Tony Chambers, Wallpaper’s editor-in-chief, said: "The Wallpaper 150 is the ultimate power list of movers, shakers, shapers and makers. The individuals who've made our world wonderful.

"With the help of Twitter and our legion of loyal  followers this list defines a decade and a half of design."  

In April, IPC Media announced that Wallpaper would be its first title available to download each month on the iPad, starting with its August edition.

Wallpaper was started in 1996 by Tyler Brûlé, a former freelance war correspondent. Brûlé published four editions before selling a majority stake to Time Inc – the parent company of IPC Media – for £1m.

Brûlé stayed on at the magazine as editorial director until 2002 when he clashed with publisher IPC.

Taking Wink, a branding division evolved at Wallpaper with him, Brûlé launched men’s news and culture monthly magazine Monocle in February 2007, where he remains editor-in-chief and chairman.

Wallpaper has a monthly circulation of 108,250 according to the latest ABC numbers, representing a 3.1% cilmb year on year.

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