MagLove: The best magazine covers this week (11 March 2016)
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- Financial Mail (South Africa)
- The Economist
Bloomberg Businessweek, 7 March 2016
We hear it a lot that “THIS!” is the new best big thing and the future of media and, then, six months later, “No, THIS!”. Bloomberg has captured the constant changes in this digital realm perfectly with its very smart (though long) main cover line. If it’s too small to read, the “new”s are referring to (in order): Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and, lastly, Snapchat. The article is also a brilliant case study and look into this latter phenomenon —read it all here!
Financial Mail (South Africa), 10 March 2016
The (Blue) Eagle has definitely taken fright (and flight out of South Africa), and it’s extremely sad news for the economy and industry. Not sure what I’m referring to? Read the full article about the Barclays exit from the partnership with Absa, with a lot of interesting background information.
Newsweek, 11 March 2016
The reference to “Bites” seems to have several layers on this cover! I think it’s in reference to us saying “a mosquito bit me” (even though they don’t actually ‘bite’) but, at the same time, the dictionary reference “to be bad or threatening” or “to be irritating or sucks”, as in “This party bites”. And the virus does ‘suck’! Hopefully, soon it will also be in reference to the Zika virus “biting the dust”…
Read the full article here (paywall).
The Economist, 5 March 2016
India is where it’s @! Great and clever way of illustrating the main cover story by using India’s national animal, the Royal Bengal Tiger. Into e-commerce and want to know more?
TIME, 14 March 2016
TIME is definitely ticking all the right boxes, and Mr Trump all the wrong ones, with this cover…
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