It will continue to be edited by Life editor Allan Jenkins, with increased coverage of lifestyle, design and fashion.
'The first ten to 15 pages will contain smaller-format pieces, easily digestible morsels,' according to Marc Sands, Guardian Newspapers marketing director.
Ian Tucker was recently hired as commissioning editor from a background on entertainment titles to 'increase the pace' of the magazine (PRWeek, 8 March).
Pagination will increase by between 16 and 28 pages, to an average of 88 pages.
In addition, The Observer's TV coverage, which was repackaged in a small standalone title 18 months ago (PRWeek, 24 November 2000) is to grow to A5 - the same size as the Saturday Guardian's weekly TV and entertainment supplement, The Guide.