Magazine covers (showing some skin) 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.
ICON, October 2012
It’s such a simple concept, and one of those where I ask “why hasn’t anyone done it before” (apologies if someone has, and I missed it). The final effect and ‘texture’ this gives the cover is one of the most striking I’ve seen.
FUKT, Issue 11
Shock value still works, especially if it’s realistic art that makes your brain work overtime.
Time Out (New York), 13 September 2012
I love some skin on a cover, but this New York issue of Time Out, where skin takes up 98% of the cover, takes the cake. As a case study, I always wonder if straight men feel uncomfortable buying a cover like this and being seen walking around with it…
Sports Illustrated South Africa, October 2012
Rugby is in our blood, and I’m sure that Rugby-fans from all walks of life will devour this special October 2012 issue of Sports Illustrated South Africa; “150 Years of South African Rugby”. I love a good concept cover, and Sports Illustrated South Africa has tried a few, but one just always hopes that it’s not too smart (or different) for the regular reader, as I’ve seen in some cases.
Business Day Sport Monthly, October 2012
Visually a very strong cover when also reading the cover line “Dark side of a legend”…
– 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