MagLove: The best magazine covers this week (9 June 2017)
MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:
- The Afropolitan
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- Mother Jones
The Afropolitan, Issue 50
The Afropolitan, the magazine that “celebrates the rise of a new cosmopolitan African style” and “African sophistication”, is celebrating its 50th issue —a great milestone, indeed! This is also the last issue of editor Lerato Tshabalal (read her ed’s letter here). Read the full digital issue here, and make sure you stop and take a moment to appreciate the collage of all 50 covers.
Bloomberg Businessweek, 5 June 2017
On 1 June 2017, president Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the world when he announced the US will be withdrawing from “the historic 195-nation Paris Agreement aimed at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions”. Without mincing its words, Bloomberg Businessweek is saying that the US is the loser in this equation and “the exit will undermine America’s economic competitiveness, technological innovation, and global leadership. Not to mention the, um, planet”. Read the full article here.
Mother Jones, July/August 2017
Look. And look again. I can see four different layers of (not-so) subtle messaging on this brilliant cover! The clothes (Russian), the yellow hair and orange face (Trump), the eyes (Trump’s massive mouth), and the ears (Vladimir Putin). One of my favourites for the year!
SARIE, June 2017
TV personality (for 18 years so far!) Paul Rothmann and his wife, Candice Boucher (an international model), are looking super-proud with their gorgeous new-born son; altogether they make a stunning cover! Read more about them, and view more pictures, here.
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.