Magazine covers we love (better than Apple maps)
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.
MuLtti CLiqUE, Issue #134
I’m honestly not too sure what this Brazilian title is about but I found the cover image extremely striking (the magazine can be viewed here). And the fact that they open with almost 20 pages filled with Gangnam Style-love, is just awesome.
Eureka (The Times), October 2012
Eureka, the first monthly mass-market science magazine, that’s inserted into The Times, has produced some of the most beautiful and striking covers over the past 3 years. Covers that would make the normal guy on the street want to read more about science. Unfortunately this beautiful “Apocalypse” cover is also their last as the publishers have decided to close the title. You can listen to the final message of the editor below.
To view some of their other beautiful covers click here: http://www.coverjunkie.com/magazines/291
The New Yorker, 1 October 2012
By now all i-something fans know about the big ‘maps’ glitch which are frustrating people to the ends of the earth (I actually think Apple Maps will show that it’s in your backyard). The latest The New Yorker cover illustrates the frustration users have with maps perfectly.
For a magazine about money and rich and important people, this is a very ‘funky’ cover, as one would think they would go the more conservative route. But I’m drawn to the colours, shapes and object, which makes it all stand out for me.
– 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