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 bloggerMediaSlutZA.
Vanity Fair, March 2012
If you’re at all in the magazine industry, and have ever been involved with any shoot, you will definitely appreciate the hard work that went into this cover, and all previous similar ‘Hollywood’ covers that Vanity Fair does every year. It all paid off – the young Hollywood actresses look fantastic!
New York, 6 February 2012
The cover story is about “The Celebrity Economy” and features an image of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on a dollar bill. They certainly know how to use their stardom and ‘exclusive pictures’ to work for them.
Desktop, February 2012
Take one Photostat of a bum. Add a clever coverline “PUBLISH YOURSELF” and make it pretty with some basic CMYK-colours. This is a very basic, but very efective cover.
Rolling Stone, February 2012
Very smart move by the Rolling Stone guys! It’s makes for a very strong concept, and I’m sure a talking point around every dinner table, from people of all backgrounds and cultures. The cover has already gone mini-viral and is being shared via Facebook like crazy. Might be one of my favourite South African covers…
– 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