Magazine covers (from Russia) with love
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.
Desktop, July 2012
Some supermarkets use these fonts to display special deals. Desktop magazine has taken it out of the store and onto its cover for a special Typography Issue.
Maindoor.ru, July 2012
Not sure if Russians celebrate Valentine’s Day in July but I’m waiting for a South African title to pick up this striking and smart concept for February 2013!
VISI has undertaken a comprehensive redesign and this is the first issue back under the firm hand of Sumien Brink (as Content Director). Not only does the cover have absolutely no coverlines on it, but it’s also interesting to note that at 17.7 x 11cm, the current VISI logo/masthead is the biggest masthead of any South African title. (For more on the changes at VISI and what you can expect from the latest issue visit my blog.)
SA Rugby, August 2012
I know I feature SA Rugby quite a lot, but when a cover is good, it’s good. And this Green-and-Gold cover with Jean de Villiers, with its great use of typography, means they deserve a mention once again. Someone in their Art Department is doing something right.
– 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