Magazine covers made 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 MediaSlut.
Idealog, September / October 2012
Hand-crafted covers seem to be all the rage again with a few taking it to the next level of cover design. Idealog had this cover hand drawn with chalk, and to prove it, made a time-lapse video to show the process.
Guitarist, Summer 2012
How unique can you really be with a guitar magazine? Here is your answer. I’m sure they didn’t really etch the wood for this cover but it does look very realistic and eye-catching.
CUT, Issue #7
CUT is a DIY and make-it-yourself magazine that takes cover design to the next level. And it rocks (paper & scissors)! Take a look at the rest of the magazine by clicking here.
Getaway, September 2012
The Getaway team is doing a great job of raising awareness around Rhino poaching. The cover of their September 2012 issue is one of the most beautiful and striking ones I’ve seen and they also did something very unique with the Editor’s Letter.
Sports Illustrated, September 2012
I predicted previously that Eben Etzebeth is going to be the next-best-thing when it comes to magazine cover stars. Sports Illustrated did a great job with this cover and a great execution with the “YSTERBETH” (very smart!) design element on the cover.
– The (for now anonymous) blogger behind MediaSlut 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 MediaSlut. #MagazinesForTheWin