Wallpaper (trademarked Wallpaper* with an asterisk) is an IPC Media magazine focusing on travel, design, entertainment, fashion, and media. The magazine was launched in 1996 by Canadian journalist Tyler Brûlé and Austrian journalist Alexander Geringer, CEO of aheadmedia, in London, UK. Brûlé sold the magazine to Time Warner in 1997. He stayed on as editorial director until 2002. 2007 saw the appointment of a new editor-in-chief, Tony Chambers, a self-styled “visual journalist”.