Share 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 MediaSlutZA.


Computer Arts, December 2011

Computer Arts

What drew my attention to this cover, was that the ‘phone’ and ‘apps’ weren’t computer generated, but rather physical wooden objects and little blocks. Much more effort than just making something on the computer. Much more appreciated.

Dazed & Confused, December 2011


For Dazed & Confused’s 20th Anniversary season the editors created 20 different covers! Photographer and co-founder of the magazine, Rankin, must have been a busy boy! But what makes it even more awesome, is that when you look at the covers next to each other (see more here) you find that they’re all shot in the same way. It is extremely striking. But wait, there is more; each unique cover has a gatefold pull out, which features 20 rising stars chosen by each celebrity, resulting in a ground-breaking portrait of pop culture heroes of the future.

New York Times Style Magazine, Winter 2011

NY Times Style

Is it real, or computer generated? Water balloons or glass? I don’t care. It’s pretty to look at, and makes me look and look. Wouldn’t mind something like this as an art installation in my flat…


Elle Decoration, December / January 2012

Elle Decoration 9 Dec Jan 2011

Who doesn’t want to sit with their feet in the sand the whole day during summer? This cover screams summer and beach holiday to me, and the colours just all work together. Definitely one of my favourites.

Eat Out 2012

Eat Out

One could see that a lot of effort and thinking went into this cover. It’s a great concept which I’ve seen before so anyone can do it. But to pull it off is something different.

Huisgenoot Tempo, Summer 2012

Nothing revolutionary I know. But I will bet you that this issue of the Afrikaans music focussed Huisgenoot Tempo will fly off the shelf and will be a best seller. It’s perfectly targeted and marketed at their readers. And actually not just their readers but for a wider audience as well …  I’ve seen the inside feature of this story, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint.

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