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.
Cincinnati, March 2012
Remember the selection of ‘handwritten’ coverlines we featured two weeks ago? Here is a well executed chalkboard look-and-feel, with a very simple dish at the centre of it all. Loving it!
The Guardian, G2-section, 23 February 2012
The G2 supplement to The Guardian asks on its cover “Does this image still shock?”. The cover concept reminds me a bit about the DA Youth leaders’ DASO poster with the line “In our future, you wouldn’t look twice”. So does flipping the bird still shock? Let us know!
Where It’s At, Edition 1
The 2012 Design Indaba conference is currently running in Cape Town. The Indaba recently announced the closure of their well respected quarterly magazine. But I should have known that they would bring out something even more creative, and they have. I haven’t seen the issue yet, but from what I read, and have seen on their website, it looks like an awesome project, and hopefully there will be many more. The website states that it’s “Guest edited by Richard Hart and designed by Disturbance, Where It’s At is the first in a series of limited editions inspired by Design Indaba magazine”. Fun times and I can’t wait to get my hands on the first issue!
– 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