>> With all the downsizing going on at i-D and T, plus Mixte folding, it's nice to be able to counter it all with something good. Rumors are swirling that The Face, the British style magazine that closed after a 24 year run in May 2004, is about to get up and running again.
Supposedly, executives at Bauer Media have tapped former FHM editor Anthony Noguera to oversee proposals, with aims to have the brand revived next year — but in a new format. The publisher is said to be mulling a number of options, including relaunching The Face as digital-only, a free magazine, or a subscription-only title. Apparently Bauer has ruled out reviving the brand as a monthly newstand title, as it was previously, but declined to comment on the rumors, except to say that it has no plans to relaunch The Face.
A gallery of memorable The Face covers, below (NSFW).