An independent Eye

Last year Tony Chambers went from creative director to editor-in-chief at Wallpaper*, but now art director Simon Esterson’s gone one better and is the new co-proprietor of design magazine Eye, after a decision by Haymarket to release the magazine to its editor, John L Walters.
Eye will now be managed through new company Eye Magazine Ltd, established by Walters, Esterson and Hannah Tyson (business director at Esterson Associates and now managing director of Eye), and will be run out of offices adjacent to Esterson’s studio in Hoxton.

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Last year Tony Chambers went from creative director to editor-in-chief at Wallpaper*, but now art director Simon Esterson’s gone one better and is the new co-proprietor of design magazine Eye, after a decision by Haymarket to release the magazine to its editor, John L Walters.

Eye will now be managed through new company Eye Magazine Ltd, established by Walters, Esterson and Hannah Tyson (business director at Esterson Associates and now managing director of Eye), and will be run out of offices adjacent to Esterson’s studio in Hoxton.

In a phone call to CR, Walters was understandably reluctant to go into any detail of what deal lies behind Haymarket’s use of the term “released”, so we don’t know if any money changed hands. The Spring issue (cover shown above), out this week, is the first published by the new company.

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