MagLove: The best magazine covers this week (6 November 2015)
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:
- renegade COLLECTIVE
- Vanity Fair (Italy)
- Zig Zag
If you maybe didn’t know, this cover is inspired by the famous painting “American Gothic” by Grant Wood. This futuristic slant may now be added to its many (many!) parodies … Read the article, “To feed humankind, we need the farms of the future today”, here (subscription required).
Wouldn’t mind getting wild with Liam Hemsworth after seeing this ‘outback Australia’ cover of him on Ozzie title renegade COLLECTIVE…! Not sure who this rugged hunk is? His first role was in the Australian soapie Neighbours, but his most famous role is that of Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games film series. Roar!!! [He’s also the younger brother of Thor Chris Hemsworth — ed-at-large.]
Brad vs Brad. He wins, either way! What would have made these two “Born to be Brad” covers even sexier is if, on one of them, he’d been topless and showing his V-line… Now that would have been perfection on the cover of V…
Wait, Angelina Jolie is also on a cover? Yip, the husband-and-wife team are all over the place this month in the build-up to the launch of their new movie, By The Sea (see trailer below). Jolie looks absolutely gorgeous on this cover, but it’s the inside pictures of her and her family that are the real gems… Make sure you read the article and view the pictures here.
Well, then it’s only fair that they also look hot, together, on the cover of the Italian version of Vanity Fair. All the while not even TRYING to look hot! Here’s a preview of the beautiful pictures and article.
Also going “Into the Wild” is Zig Zag, but it’s the moves and graffiti of cover star, Mikey February, and typography on the final cover, that are stealing the show in South Africa this week! It’s a wipe out! Read more about this issue, and what to expect, here.
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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