Magazine covers we love & what makes us ‘Southern’
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.
Atlanta, November 2012
For their “Southern Issue” Atlanta magazine took its cover to a whole new level by embroidering on it things perceived as “Southern”. I love the creativity and concept of the cover and can just see an Afrikaans title asking the question “How Afrikaans are we?” and this concept working perfectly.
Little White Lies, November / December 2012
This little British independent movie magazine definitely beats to its own drum and also showcase the most creative covers featuring faces of actors/characters. The November / December 2012 issue is no exception with them featuring the movie “The Master”.
New York, 12 November 2012
Some websites and magazine critics have gone as far as saying that the latest New York cover is their favourite cover of the whole year. For me it’s an almost ‘calming’ cover that shows what the hurricane and storm Sandy did without being too graphic and shocking readers. The small type used (“The City and the Storm”) is very subtle and placed perfectly. For the story behind the image, and more stunning photography, read on.
iMaverick, 2 November 2012
Playboy South Africa, November 2012
Shock value definitely works and the new Playboy South Africa cover is definitely that and more! It’s beautifully executed, and as Charl du Plessis (Editor) told me correctly, it’s actually the most “conservative Playboy cover yet.” This isn’t a unique concept, and has even been done before by another Playboy edition, but I still love it. Read more about the cover here.
Go!, November 2012
I’m sure that a lot of time and work went into getting this perfect picture. The end-result, and new Go! cover, is almost ‘magical’ and makes me want to go there to also experience the magic of sleeping under all those stars.
– 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