Beauty is ever fleeting: The stunningly lush Absolute magazine was shut down today by owner Domingo Cuadra, just shy of its first birthday. Its eighth issue had alredy been printed, but whether it will be distributed is unclear. The Media Mob–which had harsh words recently with a sticky-fingered colleague about the “borrowing” of issues No. 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7 from the Media Mob Library–is saddened by the news.
“I’m extremely disappointed,” editor in chief Andrew Essex said. “We just produced our biggest issue yet, and it’s a surprise, to put it mildly. We were under the impression that we had more support.”