Magazine covers we love (lotsa ink and DJ Fresh)
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.
Vida Simples, October 2012
There’s just something about a clean and simple cover, with striking colours, that always draws my attention. Vida Simples does it beautifully and follows the same recipe with all their covers.
I like the quirkiness and sexual humour of this Brazilian title. For this cover, they had two options; one where the ‘i’ is replaced by a big ruler (above), and the other where the ‘i’ is replaced by a very small letter ‘i’. I’ve got no idea what the rest of the coverlines say but I can guess what the cover story is about.
Sport (UK), 7 September 2012
I haven’t seen this UK based magazine called Sport yet, but the intricate, well executed design on the cover, all with the use of typography, is a great image designed/drawn by Sarah King. I tried to read everything that was written in that image!
i Magazine (City Press), 16 September 2012
I never knew that 5fm’s DJ Fresh has so many tattoos! DJ Fresh and tattoo artist Ethel Laka shows i Magazine readers (free this Sunday with City Press) all the ink on their skin. I was sent the spreads of the story, and all the tattoos on DJ Fresh’s legs and upper body are really something special, and a great inside look for i Magazine readers. The cover is also really striking and I’ve got a suspicion that DJ Fresh-fans will be discussing this on social media come Sunday …
– 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