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, but its sales were still down by about a fifth in 1990 over the decade.When it finally closed, IPC said: 'Over the last few years, the face of the teenage market has changed.

The first issue came with a fashion vest (in cool black or lipstick pink) plus stickers. 1980 - May 2004 Nick Logan launched The Face in 1980 using his own money after Emap turned the idea down. Strong music base; developed to embody cutting-edge youth culture in the 1980s.

Emap bought the title in 1999, along with Arena, from Nick Logan's company Wagadon.

'They are really bad,' she told the Observer newspaper. They have a real focus on sex and that's not what we are doing at all. - December 1997 First of the modern BBC-related launches.

That is not our focus.' Astley, whom the article by Paul Harris described as a 'protegee of legendary Vogue editor Anna "Nuclear" Wintour', produces a fashion-based title with a no-sex rule. Originally this style magazine was licensed by the BBC to a small London publisher, Focus Publishing.

In May 1986, IPC announced its closure and it was merged into quoted publisher Heather Love as saying that the main reason for the closure was the lack of co-operation from the staff with new editor, Glenda Bailey.

She had been appointed in January to give the magazine a new direction.

The title was taken over and revamped by BBC/Redwood but never fully accepted as a BBC brand. The magazine has the tagline: 'For fun, fearless teens.' The launch issue came with Eminem stickers and cover lines included '85 favourite celebs' and '176 fashion and beauty finds'.

In 2007, Nat Mags chose a new name, was printed by Odhams (Watford) for Odhams Press, Long Acre, WC2 and the editorial office was at 189 High Holborn, WC1.

In December 2006, Panini bought the title from Emap with sales at 151,729, having bought from IPC in March. It was based on the TV series of the same name fronted by Jeff Banks and aimed at 16-to 24-year-olds.

Both teen titles had seen substantial falls in sales in the previous year, which was put down to competition for teenagers' money from other media and the switch to web and mobile-phone based products. In 1990, Focus folded, but it had shown the way for the BBC. October 2001-September 2007 Celia Duncan was chosen as editor for the UK version (£1.49; 148pages) of this teenage lifestyle title, which had been launched in the US in 1999.

The closure - along with that of , it used a large (A3-ish) format with colour printing and bold graphics. Although pop music became a big feature of the title, the comic strip cover was maintained until 1964 when it was replaced by a pin-up.

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