I have rewritten this letter more times than I can count. It’s the hardest one I’ve had to write – because it is my last.
After 4 years and 4 months, barrels of laughs, buckets of tears, and plenty of patience, I’ve decided it’s time to hang up my editorial cap in pursuit of pastures new.
The magazine has undergone quite some evolution since its inception in 1995. Some of you may remember the old A4 publication – staple bound, as it was back then. The next iteration saw a logo change and a smart black spine in which the magazine’s categories were listed. A decade later, the ‘bookmark’ logo was introduced onto the cover (the design of which we still use to this day, to open each of our four magazine sections: Business, Life, Scene, and Leisure). And finally, Gib Mag adopted its present diminutive size and bolder logo – my final stamp on this prestigious magazine.
I can say with sincerity that I’m extremely proud of what we’ve done with this incredible publication. I am chuffed, and honoured, to have been part of it all for 51 issues.
Thanks must be given to the wonderful people around me who made it all possible: our brilliant team of contributors, for supplying top-notch interviews, fun features, and a constant stream of informative articles; our pool of talented photographers; and our advertisers, for choosing our publication as the vehicle in which to promote their business.
A very special thanks to Justin (and to Lina before him) who has been by my side throughout 37 of these issues, turning the sketches of a madwoman into graphic masterpieces, and who I hope will continue to do great things with Gib Mag. Thank you, and sorry, in equal measures. But my, haven’t we had fun?
And of course, to you dear reader, without whom none of this would exist. Thank you.