Cosmopolitan Magazine Logo – Cosmopolitan is a women’s magazine, known as “Cosmo”, which has been published for over a century. It started as a family magazine, launched in 1886 by Schlicht & Field as The Cosmopolitan. Paul Schlicht told readers of his first edition of that publication was a “first-class family magazine”, adding, “There will be a department devoted exclusively to the interests of women, fashion items, home decor, kitchen and the care and management of children, etc.., also a department for the younger family members.”
The circulation of Cosmopolitan reached 25,000 that year, but in March 1888 Schlicht & Field did not continue in business. John Brisben Walker acquired the magazine in 1889, and ED Walker, formerly of Harper’s Monthly, became the new editor, introducing color illustrations, and reviews of books and serials. It became an interesting market for fiction, appearing authors such as Annie Besant, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London and Edith Wharton. The magazine reached a circulation up to 75,000 copies in 1892.
In 2011 the U.S. edition of the magazine released a special publication for men: Cosmo For Guys (CFG), available only to tablets (available specifically for iPhone) in order to give “greater privacy to those men who want to read Cosmopolitan without the knowledge of other men or women.” Not for the first time the magazine is to conquer men. In 1978 took Cosmopolitan Man, but it was not the number of test (April, which was on the cover to the French actress Aurore Clement and Jack Nicholson) and repeated the attempt in 1989, publishing it as a supplement, but only came out two.