As the world evolves, the London-based quarterly glossy publication Above, has been reborn as a new “green lifestyle” magazine “in response to the urgent need for sustainable living”. The magazine speaks to “everyone who’s interested in the future and fate of our world”, to quote from its mission statement.
Above magazine was relaunched as a glossy lifestyle magazine for the jet set back in early 2009 after being acquired by its current Editor/Publisher, Nicolas Rachline, grandson of Publicis Groupe’s late founder, Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet. Its Spring/Summer 2010 issue features a naked Elettra Wiedemann, daughter of Isabella Rossellini, on its cover. The issue, which came out at the end of April, coincided with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which started April 22nd, and becomes Earth Month for the following 30 days. On that occasion, French photographer Bettina Rheims shot Miss Wiedemann naked, her breasts covered by her elbows, with green paint all over her chest (and hands) as camouflage. You can flip through the pages of this issue digitally at Above-Magazine.com and see artist Tierney Gearon’s photographs of the Everglades, discover Helena Christensen’s secret garden tucked away in a corner of Greenwich Village, and much more.
Above, which is distributed globally by Comag, currently circulates 49 000 copies per issue every quarter (€8 a copy), according to Centoria Ltd, its publisher. It appeals to environmentally-conscious and affluent worldly readers aged 25-49 and its readership is estimated at 150 000 readers by Centoria. Click here to download Above magazine’s media kit.