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.
The Sunday Times Magazine, 7 October 2012
What a beautifully visual cover representing the ‘unseen letters of John Lennon’. Makes you want to get your hands on all of them, and read them all!
Intermediair, 12 October 2012
This cover is a bit weird (and disturbing) but it’s basically a good visual take on migraines. Looking at this cover for too long actually gives me a small migraine.
Bloomsberg Businessweek, 8 October 2012
It might just look like a bunch of dots, but each of them represents 1 000 000 Facebook users, and a few of them point out very interesting facts about the world and man-kind. If you can zoom in, do yourself a favour and try read a few of them to put Facebook (and the world) into perspective.
Advantage, October 2012
Advantage magazine is asking the age-old question “Does sex sell?”, or rather, does it still sell. If you look closely, you’ll spot the little Kama Sutra sex-icons, which I think is appropriate for this cover, but maybe a bit too visual for some. If you download a certain app, the cover will ‘be activated’…
– 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
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