Il Mio Papa, the world’s first weekly magazine entirely devoted to Pope Francis is coming to Spain, thanks to an agreement with the publishing house Romana Editorial.
The new international edition of the Mondadori Group title, now available also in Spain, will be monthly and will retain the vibrant, high impact and colourful layout, with a rich selection of photographs, that characterises the Italian edition of Il mio Papa, edited by Aldo Vitali.
The editor of the Spanish edition Carmen Magallón commented: “I am thrilled by the magnificent collaboration with Mondadori, that I thank for the realisation of this project. I am convinced that, together, we will do a great job and serve the aim of spreading the message of Pope Francis by taking it not only to an audience that loves printed magazines, but also, thanks to the digital format, to young people.”
The Spanish edition of Il mio Papa is published under licence by Romana Editorial, with the collaboration of UCV, Università Cattolica in Valencia, that has supported the publishers in a project that already includes a number of books about Pope Francis.
Icon Design, the Mondadori Group’s upscale design and furnishing magazine launches in Spain in a completely autonomous version, edited by Lucas Arraut, formerly the editor of the local edition of Icon.
The launch of this first international edition continues the success of the title which, in addition to Italy, will this year also publish two special issues in Spain. The first, on newsstands as a free supplement to the top selling Spanish daily, El País, will be available until the publication of the second issue, in September, a the price of €3. The launch issue is made up of 154 editorial pages, including interviews, background and overviews of the objects, places and images that define international design. The issue will also have 32 pages of advertising featuring high profile clients and an expected circulation of 200,000 copies.
“The Spanish brother of Icon Design – declared Lucas Arraut – has been created with the same desire to combine a precise and focused journalistic approach with the most fascinating images of architecture and interior design, bringing such content to a wider public beyond professionals from the sector. We set of on a search for exciting stories to tell, new talent to discover and great masters to celebrate, while making sure to use the best editors and photographers. The whole project starts from a very simple premise: interesting people live in interesting homes and have interesting things to say.”
With regard to masters to celebrate, the cover of the first issue of Icon Design Spain features Giorgio Armani the founder and leader of the fashion house, who opened his home to the editor of the first international edition of the Mondadori Group magazine, that describes it as a “an unpretentious Milanese palace, but decorated with the same radical simplicity that the designer uses for his clothes, fragrances and even the furniture he designs.” Because “between beautiful but uncomfortable and ugly but comfortable, the first is by far best,” says Armani in the interview with the editor Lucas Arraut.
The first issue also features a number of Spanish designers who are making an important mark on the international scene, including Miguel Milá, Patricia Urquiola, Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Pascua Ortega and many more.
Il Mio Papa, the world’s leading weekly entirely dedicated to Pope Francis arrives in Portugal with the name of O meu Papa.
Week by week, the magazine will offer Portuguese readers an account of the figure of Pope Francis through anecdotes, stories and curiosities, also about the daily life of the Pontiff, with the same design – colourful and vibrant, high-impact, rich in photographs – that characterises Il Mio Papa.
In addition to keeping all the main characteristics of the Italian edition – in particular the weekly publication, a decisive factor in ensuring a constantly up to date magazine that is close to readers – O meu Papa will have pages specifically conceived for the Portuguese public that Pope Francis will meet on 12 and 13 May in Fatima, on the occasion of the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady at the Cova da Iria, to which, every week, the magazine will devote a special section.
On newsstands every week, on Fridays, O meu Papa will also give space to the biography of Francis, told in 15 parts.
O meu Papa is published under license by Goody, Portugal’s leading publisher with an extensive portfolio of magazines that also includes numerous foreign titles.
Grazia Russia, the country’s leading and most authoritative glossy fashion weekly, and one of the most important editions of the Grazia International Network, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a extensive calendar of activities.
Grazia has established itself over ten years as a strong vehicle for the promotion of fashion and lifestyle, as well as Italian excellence, in a country that is among the most dynamic and interesting for Italian companies, thanks to the enormous success of Made in Italy.
Over the coming the year a number of celebratory events have been organised and, in April, an exclusive dinner and a big hipster-chic themed party, combining the glam soul of the magazine, an international benchmark for style and fashion, with the attention it has always given to street style, and during which the 400 guests will receive a gift of a special celebratory fragrance, #Grazia10, created exclusively for Grazia Russia in collaboration with Atelier Cologne.
A special issue of the magazine, edited by Aliona Peneva, will remain on newsstands throughout the month of April in a larger format, with a special 24-page section, 4 different covers with 4 celebrities, and more than 200 pages of photo shoots, articles, interviews and news from the world of fashion and beauty.
The anniversary of Grazia Russia confirms the success of the formula of the Grazia International Network (www.graziainternational.com), the network created by the Mondadori Group for the development of Grazia around the world, by building around the brand a global multi-channel system that, with its publications and sites, reaches an overall community of 17 million readers with a monthly circulation of 10 million copies.
Grazia Australia is expanding its publishing system with the launch of two print editions in 2017.
The name given to the new special publication, The Next Generation Issue, has two main aims: to reach out to a new audience, but also to act as a social agenda on the issues that matter most to readers.
The Next Generation Issue is the result of the success of the digital platform (https://grazia.com.au/) with which, since last year, Grazia has been present on the Australian market and established itself as one of the most dynamic fashion and lifestyle brands.
Of particular note is the distribution model which revolutionises the approach and contact points with the public using a new concept printed product.
With a print run of 110,000 copies, Grazia Australia will be Australia’s first luxury magazine to experiment with an innovative distribution method: not only using the usual channels, i.e. newsstands and retail outlets, but also directly through selected retailers who will make the magazine available at key locations for the world of fashion, capturing the interest of a selected and dynamic group of readers.
The Next Generation Issue has two different covers and aims to celebrate, in an unconventional manner, the many different channels of the fashion industry, the influence of social media – especially among millennials – and the combination of elegance and easy chic style that characterises Grazia all over the world.
With this initiative the Grazia brand once again confirms its role as an international point of reference for fashion and style.
Grazia International Network (www.graziainternational.com), the network created by the Mondadori Group to develop Grazia around the world, has built a global multi-channel system around the brand that, with its various publications and web sites, reaches an overall community of 17 million readers and a monthly circulation of 10 million copies.
From tomorrow, Wednesday 2 December, Grazia will be published monthly also in Morocco. The new magazine, the result of a licensing agreement with the Italian-Moroccan company Anna Press, will be in French and edited by Aida Semlali.
Thanks to this new partnership Mondadori will consolidate its presence in Africa by exporting also to Morocco, following the success of the edition launched in South Africa in 2012, the unmistakable mix of fashion, celebrities, news, trends and lifestyle that characterises the Mondadori title around the world, currently published in 24 countries: a unique upscale brand, universally recognised as a synonym of Made in Italy elegance and style.
The launch of Grazia Marocco will be supported by a press, social and billboard campaign and, on Thursday 4 December, an exclusive event will take place in Marrakesh that will recreate the typical atmosphere of the era of la dolce vita, to celebrate, along with local advertisers, institutions and personalities the launch of the new magazine.
It will also be possible to follow Grazia Marocco on graziamaroc.ma, as well as on all the leading social networks.
From this week INTERNI, the interiors and contemporary design magazine, will also be available in Chine, the result of an agreement, signed in November, between Mondadori and China International Publishing Group (CIPG), the country’s most important foreign-language publisher.
To celebrate the publication of the first issue of the magazine, a special event, will “INTERNI CHINA NIGHT 2015” will be held the exclusive Hotel Éclat in Beijing. Many of the best known designers, architects and companies in the sector are expected to be present at the event, along with influential protagonists of Chinese culture and politics of China. Also present will be Gilda Bojardi, editor of INTERNI Italy, and Yang Dongjiang, editorial director of INTERNI China and Professor at the Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University.
INTERNI China, which brings to three the number of international editions of the magazine, already published in Russia and Thailand, will be a monthly (10 issues), with an expected circulation of 235,000 copies and distributed not only in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, but also in the rapidly developing so-called second-tier cities.
“This new magazine will enable China to effectively reach the design community and create a much-needed dialogue for the development of the sector and the conditions for a better future for China’s creative industries, promoting a multicultural exchange not only to inside the country. but on a universal level,” said Yang Dongjiang, editorial director of INTERNI China.
The editorial structure of the magazine is based on formula INTERNI Italy, the magazine that for over 60 years has illustrate and accompanied the development of furniture, furnishing and design, and served as a spokesman for Made in Italy, and much more, in the world of creativity and production.
The INTERNI brand has already established its credentials in China thanks to a series of successful initiatives, such as the two exhibitions organised at the NAMOC (National Art Museum of China) in Tiananmen Square in Beijing,: the first, 50+2 years Italian Design, was held in 2006, while the second, Creative Junctions, was organised in 2011 at the invitation of China’s Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education, as well as the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the Beijing Municipal People’s Government, in collaboration with the Tsinghua University Academy of Art & Design, at the First Beijing International Design Triennial. In September 2012, the magazine also featured at the Beijng Design Week, one of the most important Chinese trade fairs dedicated to design at which two installations were presented designed by Alessandro and Francesco Mendini and Zhang Ke-Standardarchitecture.
China International Publishing Group (CIPG), with more than 20 branches and 12 overseas offices, including in the US, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Egypt, Mexico, Japan and Hong Kong, operates in the book market, publishing over 3,000 titles each year, and in magazines, with a portfolio of 30 titles in 10 different languages and 30 web sites.
Grazia International Network, created by the Mondadori Group for the publication around the world of Grazia, is to add two new editions, taking to 24 the number of countries in which the brand is present.
2015 will start with the launch of Grazia Turkey, to be launched in February as a weekly by the Ommedya Group, one of the country’s most active publishing groups.
“This new partnership is an important breakthrough that will enable us to extend the presence of the Grazia International Network in the Mediterranean area, in an economy, like that of Turkey, that is performing brilliantly and becoming a privileged stage for new investments in the world of fashion,” declared Zeno Pellizzari, general manager of Mondadori International Business.
But Grazia Turkey is not the only news: from this month November the magazine is also available in Qatar, following a licensing agreement reached with ITP Consumer Publishing Ltd, that also publishes Grazia Middle East and will next year celebrates its tenth anniversary.
This new launch consolidates Grazia’s presence in one of the Emirates fastest growing countries, with the world highest per capita income and a high concentration of luxury brands.
Grazia Qatar, edited by Carrie Buckle, and Grazia Turchia, edited by Ayşe Ferhangil, are aimed at readers who love elegance presented in an unmistakable editorial mix and an upscale offer with a special interest in Made in Italy style.
The Grazia brand is at the centre of a global multichannel system that ranges from print to the web, social media and TV, and which has also opened up to the world of fashion and e-commerce. Through its publications and web sites, the Grazia International Network (www.graziainternational.com) reaches a total of 17 million readers and 16 million unique users each month, with a monthly circulation of 10 million copies; the Grazia Network is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with the account @grazianetwork.
From this week INTERNI, the Mondadori interiors and contemporary design magazine will also be published in Thailand. The new edition of the title, the result of a licensing agreement with the publishing company Inspire Entertainment Co. Ltd., will be quarterly.
INTERNI Thailand will join the monthly edition launched by Mondadori in Russia.
Thanks to a successful formula that has enabled the title to become one of the most appreciated observatories of contemporary design at an international level – INTERNI will bring to Thailand the latest trends in the culture of living, and will become a point of reference able to anticipate and select the best of what’s new from the world of creativity and design.
“We are very satisfied to be bringing INTERNI to one of the most dynamic and continuously expanding economies in the world,” declared Zeno Pellizzari, general manager of Mondadori International Business. “Thailand is one of the most prolific countries in Asia in the design sector and we are sure that with this new edition of our brand we will be able to reach a strategic pool of readers, companies and professionals,” Pellizzari concluded.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to introduce Thailand to a magazine brand that is recognised and established among designers, professional and design enthusiasts in general at an international level,” declared Samutcha Viraporn, editor of INTERNI Thailand.
The launch of INTERNI Thailand was celebrated during the “Thailand Architect Expo 2014”, the country’s leading trade fair for the interiors and architecture sector which was held in Bangkok from 29 April to 4 May 2014.
Inspire Entertainment Co. Ltd.
Inspire Entertainment Co. Ltd., is Thailand’s leading magazine publisher and one of the country’s biggest players in newspaper publishing, television programmes and digital content. The company publishes 14 international magazine titles, including Grazia.