NASA’s Mohawk Guy now sells magazinesMarch 15, 2013
MarkLives.com runs a regular slot featuring the best local and international magazine covers every week. We recognise well thought out, powerful and interesting (and hopefully all three in one) magazine covers and celebrate the mix of pragmatism, creativity and personal taste that created each of them. By media blogger MediaSlut.
Jetzt, No 1, 2013
I only know him as “NASA’s Mohawk Guy” but his name is actually Bobak Ferdowsi. Jetzt magazine (a supplement from Süddeutsche Zeitung for students and school kids) has used his well-known Mohawk to promote their “Against the Grain” issue. Perfect and relevant choice, and cool crop of his head. If you want to read more about Mohawk Guy himself, make sure you read Washington Post’s article “NASA’s ‘Mohawk Guy: 5 reasons the Internet is obsessed with him”, including reasons like “He changes his hair for every mission” and “He’s challenging stereotypes of rocket scientists”.
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, 8 March 2013
And then the sister-publication of Jetzt (above) is also making our list for striking make-up, photography and art direction.
Stuff UK, April 2013
We’re starting to see more and more magazines play around with their logo and having some fun (think Chalk board, metal, paper, cut-outs, objects), but this one is also quite simple but very effective, and a method that I haven’t seen before. Just a pity that the execution doesn’t really have anything to do with the theme, or main story, of the April 2013 issue…
PAGE, April 2013
One of their main stories is about “Information Visualization” – basically infographics that’s all the rage at the moment. They were able to take something that belongs IN a magazine and present it on the cover in a creative way.
TIME TURNS 90!
An extra little bit of magazine news. This TIME video celebrates the news weekly turning 90 and presents ‘modern history in 90 cover stories’. Just shows the power of TIME, and it’s consistent strong covers and/or messages. To read the complete article, and watch the video, you can click here.
- The (for now anonymous) 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 South African magazines might fail, but most importantly, succeed. If you’re looking for a library about South African magazines and news, your one-stop pitstop is MediaSlut. #MagazinesForTheWin