The only child of Canadian football player Paul Brule (of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and Montreal Alouettes), and Virge Brule, an artist, he attended but did not graduate from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto. he moved to the United Kingdom in 1989 and trained as a journalist with the BBC. He subsequently wrote for The Guardian, Stern, The Sunday Times and Vanity Fair.
In March 1994, Brule was shot twice by a sniper in an ambush in Kabul while covering the Afghanistan war for German news magazine, Focus. Brule lost partial use of his left hand resulting in a long hospital stay — and plenty of time to read home-design and cooking magazines which he found mundane. In 1996 Brûlé took out a small business loan and launched Wallpaper, a style and fashion magazine which was one of the most influential launches of the 1990s. Time Inc bought it in 1997, and kept Brûlé on as editorial director. During this time at Wallpaper, Brule focused his attention on a branding and advertising agency he'd started, called Winkreative, which he still runs and which has counted among its clients companies like American Express, Porter Airlines, British Airways, BlackBerry and Sky News.
In 2001, he became the youngest ever recipient of the British Society of Magazine Editors' Lifetime Achievement Award. That year he and Winkreative were hired to design the "look and feel" of Swiss International Air Lines at their relaunch, after the collapse of Swissair.
Tyler Brûlé is a Canadian journalist, entrepreneur, and magazine publisher. He is the editor-in-chief of Monocle and a columnist for the Weekend FT. Brûlé is in a relationship with Mats Klingberg, former banker and current owner of London's Trunk Clothiers. On 3 July 2006, the British website pinknews.co.uk voted Brûlé 37th on its list of the most influential gays and lesbians in the United Kingdom. In 2005 he came in 43rd on the similar list that was published in the Independent on Sunday.
In May 2002, Brûlé left Wallpaper and concentrated on Winkreative. He had a no-compete clause with Wallpaper for 2.5 years.
In 2005, Brûlé hosted the TV media magazine The Desk on BBC Four. In 2006, he co-produced Counter Culture, a documentary series about cultural aspects of shopping, on the same channel.
He is a columnist for the Financial Times, and has also written for the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, and Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag. His "Fast Lane" column - written for the weekend edition of the Financial Times - covers his observations on travel, international design trends, and high-end consumer goods. Typically, his comments are gathered in the course of his travels during the prior week, which often involve visits to locations across several continents.
In 2006, Brûlé announced in "Fast Lane" that he would be taking a break from the column to work on projects. Shortly thereafter, the International Herald Tribune announced a "new weekly column on urbanism and global navigation" by Brûlé, starting in the Spring of 2007. However, in 2008, Brûlé left the International Herald Tribune to revive his weekly "Fast Lane" column for the newly relaunched Financial Times weekend edition.
Brûlé served on Dopplr's board of directors, until Dopplr was sold to Nokia in September 2009.
In October 2006, Brûlé announced that he would create a new magazine, to be called Monocle, which launched February 14, 2007. Brûlé later stated "Monocle is the media project I always wanted to do".
Monocle is a journal published ten times a year in the UK - but with 'bureaux' in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Zurich and New York. It covers everything from politics to shopping. Monocle bears the tagline, "A briefing on global affairs, business, culture and design".
On 11 May 1999, Brûlé gave an interview to Evan Solomon of Hot Type, a literature program on CBC Newsworld, in which he announced that he was estranged from his father due to the latter's disapproval of Brûlé's homosexuality.
On 3 July 2006, the British website pinknews.co.uk voted Brûlé 37th on its list of the most influential gays and lesbians in the United Kingdom. The year before, he came in 43rd on a similar list of influential gays and lesbians that was published in the Independent on Sunday (26 June 2005).
Jordi Labanda: Hey Day by Jordi Labanda, contributor: Tyler Brule
Hardcover: 152 pages
Publisher: Editorial RM (June 2, 2003)
Amazon: Jordi Labanda: Hey Day
Chic restaurants, modernist lobbies, exotic beaches, retro ski wear, stylish underwear, haute couture luxury accessories--Jordi Labanda illustrates it all in his familiar, faux-naif, super-cool, sophisticated style. Combining the look of comic books (Archie not Superman) and little girls' picture books with a dashing retro flair, an elegant line, and a unique interpretation of commercial advertising concepts, Labanda creates seamless, mildly sexy worlds in which everything looks good enough to want and human relations sit front and center. Drawing in gouache on paper with marten-hair brushes, Labanda makes no use of computers. Hey Day is the first compilation of his work, providing a wide, gorgeous variety of the imagery he has created over the last few years.
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