The moodboards of many an Aussie creative are about to get a lot more dull with news indie magazine ‘Yen’ is shutting down, effective immediately.
The editorial team made the shock announcement when it posted to social media details about the “latest and final issue of Yen”, which goes on sale today.
“With a tear in our eye, we announce that the latest and final issue of Yen goes on sale today,” it read. “We’re proud to go out on a high note, with an issue that emulates all that has gone before it and celebrates all the good things in our own backyard.”

Staff also thanked Yen’s loyal leaders, who have treasured its unique spin on the classic women’s lifestyle magazine since it launched back in 2002.

“Lastly, and most importantly, we want to thank you, the reader, for your lovely letters, your input, for subscribing or picking us up at the newsagency, for reading us online and for being part of the Yen community.”

In 2016, Yen’s monthly circulation was at 27,000; to put that in context, iconic Aussie mag Dolly had a circ of roughly 30,010 when it sadly folded in November last year.

has reached out to Next Media, the publisher of Yen, for comment.
Photo: Yen.