Magazine covers we love (this week): sex in London & win R500 in iTunes vouchers
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.
British Airways High Life, February 2013
This style of ‘writing’ cover lines on the cover isn’t new, but for an airline magazine to be this cool and creative, is worth a mention. I think it’s just stunning.
Time Out (London), 12 February 2013
Boy, is this naughty!? But I love it! Simple colours, simple graphics, and you can view and portray it as you wish…
The Village Voice, 13 February 2013
This cover really made me look, and think, and want to know more. You can read this unique story behind the cover here.
AdVantage, February 2013
Every so often AdVantage magazines comes up with a really creative concept! And February 2013 is one of those covers. But there’s more to the cover that what just meets the eye… “We see Harold, a hapless businessman who can’t see what Durban has to offer. Right behind him Durban lies bursting at the seams with business opportunities. He’s blinded by his entrenched attitudes, which tell him Durban is a backwater, not fit for serious business”, says Kevin Power from Conversation Lab, the agency that created the cover. (Hint – we counted 17).
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My Tyd (Rapport), 17 February 2013
For some reason this cover just spoke to me. Possibly it’s because I’m Afrikaans and know the history and beautiful work of Johannes Kerkorrel. The photo montage of Kerkorrel and the Ponte Towe in Hillbrow works beautifully.
– 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