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Cover S’Hot: Magazine covers we love (this week)

Date posted: October 28, 2011

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MarkLives.com runs a regular slot featuring the best local and international magazine covers every week. We recognise well thought out, powerful and interesting (and hopefully all three in one) magazine covers and celebrate the mix of pragmatism, creativity and personal taste that created each of them. By media blogger MediaSlutZA.

INTERNATIONAL
Fiasco Homme, October 2011 – February 2012

Since reading a profile on Andrej Pejic in New York magazine, I’ve fell in love with what he does, and what he stands for. This cover embodies that perfectly. If you don’t know the background story of Andrej Pajic, read more here.

Science, 14 October 2011

Bill Nye the Science Guy must love this magazine. I’ll never buy it, but what made me look twice, was the unique angle, exposure and crop of the image. And those whiskers. It actually makes Rodents sexy [for me it just makes them spooky! - ed].

Time Out Singapore, October 2011

It says and sums up everything just with this picture and smart treatment of the coverline.

LOCAL
GQ South Africa, November 2011

The fact that Oscar Pistorius is the first South African male on the cover of GQ in a while might have something to do with it. Not to mention that he looks smoking hot and can compete with any of the previous international stars on GQ South Africa covers.

Zig Zag, November/December 2011

The colours, pictures, treatment – it all just screams “Summer Rules” and the cover makes me look forward to summer in Cape Town more than any other magazine cover has done so far.

Discovery, October 2011

Discovery magazine has had a re-design and this is their 1st new look issue. I haven’t seen the complete issue yet but the cover is awesome!

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