Magazine covers 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.
Frankie, November / December 2012
I’m in love with the colours, objects, textures, creativity…just everything! I’m hoping to get my hands on a physical copy to see/feel if they might have added texture to the cover that would make it feel real.
The New York Times Style Magazine, Fall 2012
The New York Times Style Magazines do similar conceptual covers regularly, and I’m seeing more and more paper artwork pop-up (remember the Highlife South Africa cover with the paper-lion?), but this one this is something special! It’s designed by Dutch artist Ingrid Siliakus and took her nearly two weeks to finish! You can read more here.
As far as covers go showcasing a feature on hair, this one takes the prize! It’s the attention to detail, the strong colours, smart use of coverlines, and the very subtle pieces of hair cuttings on her face… hair-raising amazing.
GQ Style South Africa, Volume 2, 2012
It’s the 2nd issue of South Africa’s very own GQ Style edition with a very stern looking Oscar Pistorius on the cover. You can have him, and the new issue, for (a little bit too expensive?) R69.95. The styling, colours, and typography-use is world-class, and worth a mention.
(I thought they airbrushed the poor man to within an inch of his life and that the jacket made him look like a pimp. But then I freely admit to knowing nothing about fashion. – Ed)
Zig Zag, November / December 2012
At first I just thought something doesn’t look right, and didn’t think twice about it. Then my eye caught the small writing in the corner “what’s wrong with this picture?”. “What is wrong?”, I asked myself. Only later realizing what’s happening below it all, and why the called it “The Zag guide to Going Green”… See if you can spot it.
– 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