Magazine covers we love … featuring Obama 2.0
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.
With President Obama in the White House for another 4 years, and a great campaign behind him, I thought it might be appropriate to showcase some of the more exciting President Obama related covers pre- and post-campaign…
Harper’s Magazine, September 2012
Clean. Simple. Back to basics. All the Harper’s (not to be confused with Harper’s Bazaar…) covers follow this recipé, but there’s just something about this drawn image of President Barack Obama that draws me in. This cover appeared in the run up to the Presidential Election.
Huffington, 9 September 2012
A collectors item according to me. A great cover, celebrating a great man, compiled with hundreds of images of President Obama. In all fareness, they also did the same with a cover for Romney.
TIME, 12 November 2012
Just before the election, TIME published this cover that can be read from either side… Great and simple concept with a strong message of how close an election it was expected to be…
The Economist, 10 November 2012
The now famous photo also features on the cover of The Economist. Only when I read the story behind the picture did I realise that this picture photo wasn’t actually taken on the day of his re-election but actually a few months earlier by his campaign photographer. Great image, and great cover line… No really, now go hug a Republican.
New York, 19 November 2012
I’ve seen the work of artist Craig Redman before and he has been involved with a few famous campaigns internationally. This cover and art work is something new (of President Obama) and a great celebration of the diverse man he really is.
– 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