MagLove: The best magazine covers this week (18 November 2016)
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:
- Charlie Hebdo
- Courrier International
- ELLE (South Africa)
Charlie Hebdo, 9 November 2016
Always on point with its illustrations and covers, Charlie Hebdo focuses upon outgoing US president, Barack Obama, as it looks in a satirical way at how he will be walking out of the White House as a normal civilian, with the cover referring to the very strong racial tensions in the US…
Courrier International, 16 November 2016
A ticking time bomb? Only time will tell… Read more on this issue, and some of the French article, here.
ELLE (South Africa), December 2016
So great to see Caster Semenya on this all-star December 2016 issue, and I’m told that the whole ELLE team was extremely excited (and, of course, proud) of this big scoop! I’m looking forward to reading the article about her, and seeing her other pictures!
I do, howeverm have to point out a few elements of the cover and styling that I don’t particularly like: her orange underwear (or what seems to be underwear) showing, as well as her belly button. These elements make her come across as too masculine… But, other than that, I’m extremely proud of her and looking forward to getting my hands on a copy!
Finweek, 17 November 2016
For the past few issues, Finweek’s covers have been a bit normal and bland, so it was great to see more creativity sticking its (Darth Vader) head out again!
FORTUNE, 1 December 2016
Mark Zuckerberg is FORTUNE’s Businessperson of the Year (read the full article here), and it’s illustrated him brilliantly with the use of hundreds of “Like”-hands, which is, of course, synonymous with Facebook.
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