EYE MAGAZINE GOES SOLO

16 April 2008
London (United Kingdom) - Haymarket Media Group today released ownership of Eye magazine, an international quarterly review of graphic design, to its editor, John L Walters.
London (United Kingdom) - Haymarket Media Group today released ownership of Eye magazine, an international quarterly review of graphic design, to its editor, John L Walters.

Following discussions, both parties agreed that Eye's niche-market readers would be better served by a smaller, design-oriented company.

From today, Eye is managed by Eye Magazine Ltd, a new company established by Walters with Simon Esterson, Eye's art director, and Hannah Tyson, business director at Esterson Associates. Both Esterson and Tyson were involved in the launch of Eye magazine in 1990.

"This is a great moment for Eye, its readers and the designers and design writers who contribute to the publication worldwide," said Walters. "I have learned a lot from my time at Haymarket, and we have a fantastic team to spearhead the new company, both commercially and creatively."

The new management team comprises Walters, editor since 1999, Esterson, art director since 2005, Tyson, managing director, and Vicky McDougall, commercial manager at Eye since 2006, who has been promoted to publisher.

Rufus Olins, managing director of Haymarket Brand Media, said: "We have very much enjoyed working with the Eye team whose attention to detail and quality is second to none, and we wish them all the best with their new venture."

The spring issue, Eye no 67 vol 17, out this past weekend, is the first edition to be published by the Eye Magazine Ltd.

Source: www.haymarket.com