MagLove: Tributes to Charlie Hebdo
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international magazine covers this week:
- The New York Times Magazine
- Esquire Singapore
- Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
- Les Inrocks
- The Advocate
The New York Times Magazine, 24 April 2015
I’m a bit late with this one, but it’s just so brilliantly done that it deserves a shout-out. The New York Times Magazine commissioned artist JR to paste a massive image of a man ‘walking’ onto Flatiron Plaza and it photographed it from a helicopter!
JR writes on his website that “people walked on him all day and no one really noticed him”.
Brilliant concept for the issue that focused on “Walking New York”. CoverJunkie already calls it an “early contended for Cover of the Year”.
Esquire Singapore, May 2015
This is its “Guts and Glory Issue”, and it seems as if it’s a portrait of the late Lee Kuan Yew, the former prime minister of Singapore who passed away on 23 March 2015, and also a “20-page report on living vicariously through the late Lee Kuan Yew”.
I really like the simplicity, and calmness of this cover (and this video on Facebook).
deutsche Zeitung Magazin, 24 April 2015
The coverlines read something like “Paris, how are you?” and “100 days after the attack on Charlie Hebdo: a City discussion” (or something like htat)
Look at the cover again. Brilliant, right?
Les Inrocks, 29 April 2015
As I can understand, one of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists is on the cover, and talks exclusively about life after that horrible day. Very brave cover, I think.
The Advocate, June/July 2015
The age-old fight between Christians and the LGBTI community continues (read the article here), but I thought the tattoo on the fist in this specific font, the word “hate” and with the “t” as the cross (referring to the Christian Conservatives, of course) is really striking as it’s showing a complete different picture than what this group should be standing for.
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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