Seishi Shirakawa

Seishi Shirakawa is a Japanese photographer who shoots regularly for Monocle Magazine. There’s not much info out there about Shirakawa, but I was able to track down some of his work, mostly photos he’s shot for Monocle. His photos have great poise and really complement the Monocle feel and judging by the quality of his work, I’m sure he has an outstanding portfolio… If only we could see it!


The Monocle Weekly

The Monocle Weekly

I love Monocle Magazine: an educated and classy yet real-life approach to business, travel, design, and like subjects. I also love these weekly talks they have going. Throw on your headphones at work and spaz out on some Earl Grey Tea as you listen to this week’s guests discuss topics like the Slow Food movement, air safety, luxury watches and the African economy.

Here’s this week’s talk.

Monocle Fonts


The Font Feed comes through with another good post. This time it’s about the fonts used in Monocle magazine. Plantin and Helvetica are the fonts in discussion and as a lot of people know, Moncole is one of Defgrip’s favorite magazines, so you know we are psyched on this article.

Check it out here.

Monocle Dialogues


I just picked up the new issue of Monocle and came across a few pages in the magazine that were dedicated to their new online features that I guess are just like radio shows/pod casts. I just made it to the site to check them out a few minutes ago and haven’t had the chance to listen to them, but I’m definitely excited to check them out. The have topics for each of their sections that are covered in their magazine as well as a feature called the “Monocle Weekly” covering news and cultural current events.

Check it all out on or on iTunes.

“America Inc. Needs to Get Smart”

Here’s a great short article from Tyler Brule, editor in chief of my absolute favorite magazine, regarding the bailout of Detroit’s failing Big 3 automakers. My thoughts exactly.