MagLove: Cool collages, crosswords and creative explosions
- Foreign Policy
- Herring & Herring FRAMED
- British Airways High Life (South Africa)
Foreign Policy, September/October 2014
I’ve seen something similar on a previous magazine (just can’t put my finger on which title and issue…), but this type of effect always helps to deliver a stronger message about the cover story — in this instance, American President Barack Obama.
WIRED, August 2014
Five of the seven FRAMED split covers, shot by photography duo Herring and Herring, who also produced and creatively directed this special Herring & Herring FRAMED issue.
I think the signature by the personality on the cover is a great final touch!
British Airways High Life (South Africa), September 2014
This is what I love about custom magazines where the cover doesn’t really ‘matter’, because it doesn’t have to ‘sell’ the magazine. This gives titles such as High Life (where everyone flying on British Airways picks it up, anyway, even if the cover were to be the the ugliest ever!) the freedom to think out of the box.
How wonderfully creative to work all the issue’’ stories into a “South African Heritage (and other curiosities) Crossword”?! And then the little pencil scribbles to make it look like someone has already started (giving you a headstart…).
Genius. And definitely one of my favourites of the year so far!
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 MediaSlutknows 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.
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