MagLove: The best magazine covers this week (13 April 2017)
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:
- ELLE Decoration (South Africa)
- Esquire (Philippines)
- Popular Science
- Time Out (Tokyo)
ELLE Decoration (South Africa), April/May 2017
Bullseye! ELLE Decoration has hit the mark with this cover —look out for all the shapes that draw your attention… Can’t wait to get my hands on this “Big Ideas Issue”! Last week it was announced that ELLE and ELLE Decoration will be moving from independent publishers, Isiko Media, to Ndalo Media. Both these titles will now sit alongside Destiny and Destiny MAN.
Esquire (Philippines), April 2017
I’m not familiar with Kevin Tan (he’s one of the Philippines’ wealthiest and most-successful businessmen), but this profile shot is a real attention-grabber, and shows how profile cover shots may be brilliant and creative. Great photography and typography.
Popular Science, May/June 2017
I never knew that these “big machines” could be so interesting, and that there are so many creative editorial angles for filling an issue! I also love the asterisk on the masthead, which leads your eye to the bottom where it reads “DO NOT READ WHILE OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY”. We <3 clever cover lines.
Time Out (Tokyo), April–June 2017
In the lead-up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Time Out is launching “Open Tokyo” which celebrates and shows that anyone and everyone is welcome in Tokyo. With this issue in hand, people from the LGBT community, in wheelchairs, with disabilities, and also families with young children and babies, will find recommendations tailor-made for them!
ZigZag, April/May 2017
Cool shot, and layout, and typography, bru!
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