MagLove: The best magazine covers this week (19 February 2016)
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:
- Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine
- The Washington Post Magazine
- ELLE South Africa
Ché, February 2016
Ché underwent a recent rebranding; personally, I think it’s smart the way the acute accent has been incorporated into the block design, which then follows through! Overall, a flaming-good cover to make people sit up and take notice…
Freedive, Issue 6
Is it up or down? Real or fake? Photoshopped or not? Have a look and decide for yourself. Either way, it’s a brilliant image and cover that I’m sure will make many freedivers wish they were that person.
Stern, 11 February 2016
I was wondering if the drug police were in the studio during the shooting of this drug-filled and drug-fuelled cover to illustrate the rise of ‘synthetic drugs/poisons’ in German …
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine, 12 February 2016
Love hurts. Fact. Cute visual to illustrate this issue celebrating “a booklet about love”.
SURFER, March 2016
Truly beautiful photography and cover showing a surfer’s wet dream.
The Washington Post Magazine, 14 February 2016
Love really does come in all forms, and it’s great that more and more people are accepting of this fact, even though some are still thinking it’s 1916… It really helps that great and respected publications assist in conveying this positive message to their massive readerships, and are not afraid of the possible backlash from those still stuck in 1916.
ELLE South Africa, March 2016
Rita Ora makes a beautiful cover. But she makes an even more stunning South African cover, especially when the ELLE South Africa team gets the opportunity to do its magic with her, as it once did with its September 2013 cover. What’s truly great is that it doesn’t just copy and paste the cover(s) of her used on sister-titles overseas, but rather go a different route — personally, I think this works better.
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