MagLove: The best magazine covers this week (4 November 2016)
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- Época (Brazil)
- G2 (The Guardian)
- OBJEKT (South Africa)
Bloomberg Businessweek, 24 and 31 October 2016
I just have to include both Bloomberg Businessweek covers from the past two weeks, as they’re each pure brilliance! The cover with “The Year Ahead — 2017” (24 October 2016) features spoof covers, and I read on CoverJunkie that they perform as section openers throughout this issue! CoverJunkie also compiled this compilation image to illustrate all the spoofs, and pointed out that all of them are featured on the main cover…
The @twitter cover for 31 October taps into the mindset of social media users, with a brilliantly apt cover-story illustration.
On this rocking cover is Professor Luiz Felipe Lins, who’s apparently a math-wonder in the public schooling system. The cover lines are extremely relevant to South Africa as well, and translate to “The Master who Changes Lives — The largest study ever confirmed that a good teacher is the decisive factor for the success or failure of citizens. Many countries have already realised this. Brazil, not yet.”
G2 (The Guardian), 1 November 2016
The great art of art direction, and all the thinking that goes into great covers, is perfectly illustrated and summarised here. This also shows that the greatest ideas sometimes comes from the simplest solution… And, if this cover also tickles your clown-interest, you’ll love the cover article!
OBJEKT (South Africa), Issue 16
If you’re going to go for a colour explosion, you might as well go all out and do it properly! While this may not be something you’ll do in your own home, the eye-catching creativity and end result are definitely something I, and others, can appreciate. Go big, or go home — and OBJEKT has definitely gone BIG…
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 anonymous (for now) 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.