MagLove: The best magazine covers this week (24 February 2017)
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international magazine covers this week:
- CR Fashion Book
- Money Fashion Power
- Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
CR Fashion Book, Issue 10
Paris Jackson, the 19-year-old daughter of pop icon Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe, is looking ravishing on this particular cover of a split-cover series, with her stunning ice-blue eyes complimenting this royal-blue dress she’s holding over some sexy lingerie. It’s a bold cover, showing that Jackson is anything but a little girl anymore. Read the full interview here.
Money Fashion Power, Issue 1
A striking and clever cover for the first issue of Money Fashion Power, where it investigates “[a]t what cost do your purchases empower or exploit?” Anyone in the retail industry should take some time read the digital issue as it has some very interesting insights that even we in South Africa could learn from. Or you may also view a review of this issue by Slack, as it will give you some very interesting insight of what you can expect, too:
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, 10 February 2017
Valentine’s Day has come and gone, with more and more people not even noticing it (or rather embracing it as our parents might have), partly due to our love with the screens of our devices… Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin illustrates the reality perfectly with this cover and a coverline which reads: “A book about love”.
TIME, 27 February 2017
I’m surprised that Donald ‘Tweeting’ Trump hasn’t slammed back at TIME yet by tweeting something like “The failing @TIME” or “worst artists” and “sad”. I’m sure this cover, and the cover story, got his goat, as he firmly believes everything is the best it’s ever been, but the article tells a different story. This masterpiece, which I’m sure will become as iconic as some other TIME covers, was done by artist Tim O’Brien, who has produced “over two dozen TIME covers since 1989”. By hand. Make sure you watch this short interview of him telling TIME readers about this specific cover…
Wonderland, Spring 2017
Keeping to children of superstars who’ve grown up to be their own people, here’s Brooklyn Beckham. He definitely “ain’t a boy no more”, and has become a talented young gentleman — and someone to keep an eye on! Also a fan? Then read the interview and enjoy the extra pictures.
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.