Magazine covers we love (to tweet)
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.
Dinero, La Vanguardia, July 2012
This cover photo really ‘leads’ the eye. Not only is the plug socket in the shape of an “E” very noticeable (and unique), but the clever use of the black and white wires definitely keeps your attention to the main object in the picture.
SF Weekly, 13 July 2012
Very clever use of the Copyright symbol to illustrate a great point (to read the full story, click here). Notice that the SF Weekly logo and the coverlines are also turned around on opposite ends. Reminds me a bit of Spy vs Spy.
The Sunday Times Magazine, 8 July 2012
Twitter. We’ve seen dozens of covers promoting Twitter each trying to punt a new angle.This one also deserves some credit because of the smart, sexy, execution.
Go!, August 2012
In South Africa we don’t have ski-resorts and we often forget Lesotho is right next door. This new Go! cover just screams winter (like no SA cover has done before). It’s fun and this just a stone-throw away.
Advantage, June 2012
By now everyone should know that Cape Town has been named the World Design Capital for 2014. Advantage, an ad industry trade magazine, illustrates and celebrates this beautifully. A piece of art designed by local design agency Just Design it includes various Cape Town icons, images and design-aspects.
– 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