So, what makes a great Monocle cover?

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News broke earlier this week that Monocle founder Tyler Brule had sold a minority share of the company, valuing the brand at a whopping $115 million. Amaze!

We look back at Monocle's first seven years in the new issue of Gym Class. In the feature, creative director Richard Spencer Powell discusses the workload, his favorite magazines, working with editor Andrew Tuck, and he reveals his favorite Monocle covers (so far).

So, what makes a great Monocle cover and which covers are Richard's faves?

"A good Monocle cover has to combine an alluring and interesting image with clean, graphic, ordered information," explains Richard. "It needs to be bright, colorful, cool and warm all at the same time - and often convey a theme or concept. My favorites are 11, 15, 28, 47 and 59. "

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