Magazine covers we love (to ogle)
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.
Magnes, 9 August 2012
The covers of Polish magazine Magnes really is something that most Art Directors would dream about being able to do! (For a selection of some of their previous covers, click here). You don’t see this style of cover too regularly because it really plays with your eyes if you look at it too closely or for too long. The first time I saw something similar was with VISI magazines 10th Birthday issue, on VISI 39:
Globe Magazine (Boston Globe), 5 August 2012
The gay community has had Grindr for years now. Then the straight community got Blendr (and numerous other takes on the mobile ahem dating services). Basically, it’s a cell phone application that uses GPS to show you who is closest to you now, and then you can contact them, and maybe arrange to meet. This cover explains it beautifully without making it dirty (which it is).
G2 (The Guardian Newspaper), 7 August 2012
People have been referring to the London 2012 Olympics as Soft Porn. And for good reason! Numerous websites and blogs dedicated space to photos of athletes in sexy positions. So a very relative post-Olympic topic to discuss, and great cover, with the smartly placed main cover line of “Phwoar!”
NewsNow, 16 August and 23 August 2012
NewsNow has had two really good covers the past 2 weeks. First the one last week with all our Water-Hero’s in a great tribute illustration. And then this week (on shelf from today), a cover of Caster Semenya illustrating all the obstacles she had to overcome to be where she is today… and to pave her road to Rio 2016 Olympics.
– 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