Magazine covers: ’16 Minutes – That’s how much time you have to save your life.’
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.
TIME, 3 June 2013
“16 Minutes – That’s how much time you have to save your life. The story of the Oklahoma tornado”
I would LOVE to be in the TIME office, just to experience the rush of pulling together a magazine (and cover), after an event like this… I mean, the Oklahoma Tornado happened on Tuesday 21 May, and here, less than 2 days later, you have the latest TIME cover (and issue)! For some shocking (but amazing) photography, make sure you read their online article and video gallery “Moments of Hope in Oklahoma: One Photographer’s Story”… Can’t. Wait. For. This. Issue. To. Arrive.
Umno, Edition 2, 2013
Not the best fashion image I’ve seen before, but the element that deserves to be pointed out, is the “burning page” and flame for their “Hot Issue”. Hot!
Ponystep, Spring / Summer 2013
A beautiful black and white image along with great lighting (and yes, styling), along with the simple Purple strip on the left, helps it onto my list of favourite magazine covers this week.
New York, 20 May 2013
New York’s annual “Television” issue (an awesome read, if you’re lucky enough to be a subscriber!) featured this bold (and camp) image of Michael Douglas on the cover. Douglas is portraying (an element of) Liberace who he plays in the new movie “Behind the Candelabra”. I read that there’s a lot of debate going around internationally about the movie being “too gay”. Watch the trailer, and decide for yourself. Personally, I can’t wait to watch it.
Popular Mechanics South Africa, June 2013
As they say in the press release, “In a radical departure from high-tech flying machines, intelligent robots and similarly geek-oriented cover subjects, the June issue of sci-tech magazine Popular Mechanics features an attractive fashion model perched on a white cube.” And there’s a reason for it, and a great one at that. You can read more about this stunning cover, and the story behind it, right here.
– 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