Magazine covers we love (this week)!
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.
Maclean’s, 23 January 2012
The coverline reads ‘Veils, who are we to judge?’ (a story which makes for an interesting read all on its own) but the cover image is what made me think twice about the face-value differences, especially with the black line covering the naked girls face. Maclean’s is a Canadian publication which I’m sure was the design-inspiration behind NewsNow. Decide for yourself.
O Magazine (US), February 2012
Most O Magazine (Oprah Winfrey) magazine covers are a rather boring – same old thing over and over. This one however is different and FUN. It’s the first cool cover since Ellen featured alongside Oprah in 2009. I wonder if the whole ‘School Blackboard and chalk’ thing had anything to do with her first class at her school all matriculating…
ZigZag, January/February 2012
The lighting, the texture of the water, the colours, the mood, the timing… everything just comes together to make this cover one of their best so far.
ELLE South Africa, February 2012
If this cover image seems familiar it’s because it was used for the November 2011 issue of the US edition of ELLE. The South African version of Elle is using it to celebrate Valentines Day. Still love it!
Sports Illustrated, February 2012
Here is something you don’t see everyday – my favourite sporting heros cleaned up and shot professionally. Now that is something for me to look at twice – or three times in the instance of Sports Illustrated February 2012
– The (for now anonymous) blogger behind MediaSlutZA knows way too much for his own good about media in South Africa. Magazines in particular. His mission is to show when South African magazines might fail, but most importantly, succeed. If you’re looking for a library about South African magazines and news, your one-stop pitstop is MediaSlutZA. #MagazinesForTheWin