Yo-Landi Vi$$er we love
MarkLives.com runs a regular slot featuring the best local and international magazine covers every week. We recognise well thought out, powerful and interesting (and hopefully all three in one) magazine covers and celebrate the mix of pragmatism, creativity and personal taste that created each of them. By media blogger MediaSlut.
New York, 6 August 2012
It’s not easy to create a cover that screams “SEX” but doesn’t offend too many people. So New York magazine created a very interesting crop on their Sex issue cover. The close-up of the lips remind me a bit about the huge cover (probably A2) of Exhibition magazine.
Open Skies, Issue 8
The Emirates inflight magazine has created a unique and lasting cover (you can read the issue here) to celebrate the life of long distance swimmer Diana Nyad. They’ve created an art piece to celebrate her life and accomplishments which is much better and more striking than the normal “profile picture”. I can see this as a poster on a wall.
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, 27 July 2012
It’s difficult coming up with a stand out concept for an Olympic cover because there are so many great ideas out there already. At first glance you think “something isn’t right” and it makes you look again.
Car, August 2012 (Subscription copy)
Car magazine subscribers received a nice surprise when the August issue arrived in their post boxes. On the left is the issue that is sold in stores, and on the right, a beautiful, clean, and striking cover, without any coverlines, for the subscribers. I predict that more and more South African magazines will move in this direction to make subscribers feel special.
FHM, August 2012
Yo-Landi Vi$$er from Die Antwoord. On the cover of FHM. Who would have thought? It all started with her mentioning in one of their music videos that she’s going to be on the cover of FHM. FHM landed up being bombarded with queries for the cover (which hadn’t happened yet). So they decided to make it happen. For the full story, and relating images and video’s, make you sure you read my blog post. I love it when there’s a background story to a cover, something unplanned, but ends up being a massive success. And she looks hot.
– 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