MagLove: An all-South African roundup
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best South African magazine covers this week:
- Cosmopolitan South Africa
- ELLE South Africa
- British Airways High Life
- Men’s Health South Africa (Sex Report Issue)
- Sports Monthly
It only happens about once a year that Cosmopolitan SA uses a South African personality on its cover, and its nailed it with its choice this year, as she doesn’t have to stand back for any international personality — and looks the part!
ELLE states on its cover “From Refugee Camp to Runway”, which makes this cover even more powerful to me, what with all the unrest and xenophobia happening in SA.
A true beauty who people will remember for a long time still, thanks to this striking and beautifully bright cover.
I spotted the April 2015 cover of BA High Life (SA a bit late this month, but it definitely still deserves a place this week. Great concept + cool image + smart writing = taking its cover story to the next level.
Every July, Men’s Health would publish its (hot) Sex Issue. And, every year, the cover image/treatment would be relatively similar… I even wrote about it and compared the previous Sex Issue covers with each other, querying the similarities.
Its new Sex Report Issue has now moved to May, and I’m really happy to see that the team has changed it up, and it looks not only great, but SEXY! There’s something about not seeing the faces completely which makes it all just so much more sexier and impactful.
The mysterious faceless models are Lucas Garcez and Rafaella Consentino, but luckily they feature properly inside this issue…
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.
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