MagLove: The magazine cover that crashed
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- LAN Airlines “in”
- Eurostar Metropolitan
- British Airways High Life (South Africa)
Bloomberg Businessweek, 4 November 2013
My grandmother (for example) won’t get the concept behind this cover, but those who do, should agree with me that it’s just plain brilliant.
LAN Airline “in”, November 2013
In-flight magazine “in” (for Chile airline LAN) features one of the brightest covers I’ve seen in a long time, with great street-art artwork. A cover that just simply draws you in into that world…
Eurostar Metropolitan, November 2013
I can already picture it. I’m on the Eurostar, taking a train from one city to another, and having nothing to read or do. This cover, with a paragraph of one of its published articles splashed on it, will surely draw anyone in, including myself!
And, after reading it on the cover, I think most people would actually continue reading the article on page 50. A very simple but very effective idea, and I’m sure this great concept will have thousands more people reading the specific story (than if it were not on the cover). It’s part of Eurostar’s latest ad campaign as an ode to its destinations’ possibilities, so it asks readers (and passengers) to share some of their favourite memories.
British Airways High Life (South Africa), November 2013
British Airways’ magazine High Life is not just featuring a “Trail Blazer” Ryan Sandes on its cover, but it’s also trail-blazing the South African market with amazing covers! If it is allowed to enter the annual MPASA Pica awards, I really hope it gets recognised (And, if not, a plan should be made so that it can get the recognition deserved).
MagLove by @MediaSlut is a regular slot featuring the best local and international magazine covers every week, recognising well thought-out, powerful and interesting (and hopefully all three-in-one) covers and celebrating the mix of pragmatism, creativity and personal taste that created each of them. 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 SA magazines fail but, most importantly, also when they succeed. If you’re looking for a library about SA magazines and news, this is your one-stop pitstop. #MagazinesForTheWin