MagLove: The best magazine covers this week (4 March 2016)
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:
- New Zealand Surfing
- The Collective Quarterly
Frieze, March 2016
I’m really liking the layered block effect on the latest cover of Frieze magazine, as it gives some warmth to a cold landscape. Frieze is a contemporary art-and-culture magazine which is published eight times a year.
New Zealand Surfing, Issue 168
NZ Surfing doesn’t always incorporate the picture into its logo and masthead, but it should! It works really well, and feels fresh.
Stylist, 24 February 2016
Stylist is making clear whom it wants to see as the new American president to take over the White House from Barack Obama, and I agree completely: (this) woman’s place is in the White House! Read the full article here on why Hillary Clinton is the ultimate female role model, and much more.
The Collective Quarterly, Issue 3
When I published my 2016 list for the 10 Best Travel Magazine Covers, the second issue of Collective Quarterly jumped straight to no.2 position. With its third issue and cover, the team once again has an absolutely beauty, focusing this time upon “Santa Barbara to the West, Ojai to the East, and Ventura to the South.”
From the same brilliant minds that produce the MagLove-winning covers of JSE comes this newbie: Indicator. “A joint collaboration between the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the Nairobi Securities Exchange and the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Indicator magazine is a platform to educate and inform investors about the African growth story and the potential the continent holds for investment via key stock markets.” Read the full, free digital issue here.
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