I think, as contents page, this page is really strong on the design front. The simple colours of black and white go well with the vibrant photograph used. The composition has been well thought through with a good mix of graphics, shape and alignment.
I love the use of technology on this image. The background is very plain and there's a clear lack of cover lines so the focus is on what is going on in the image. Although I think this would be very hard to re-create, it would look very artistic.
The Monocle Alpino newspaper is the sister publication of Monocle and covers news, current affairs, business and design. It is printed twice a year over the seasonal holiday periods in summer and winter.