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.

Interview, February 2012 (Russia 1st, and Germany 2nd)

Readers of my blog will know they I have a grudge against publishers of international titles who just ‘copy and paste’ a cover from another edition onto their own. It shows no creativity. Interview on the other hand did something rather unique. Lana Del Rey (my ultimate new favourite singer) is featured on their Russian editions’ cover. Instead of just re-using it, the Germany editions’ editors just cropped in a bit, made it black and white, and voila!

uMag (Germany), January 2012

Not the most flattering picture, but the “U” logo use is something very creative and smart. CoverJunkie has already featured it, and I think it’s definitely worth another mention. You can view all the uMag covers on CoverJunkie.

SARIE Kos, Februarie / March 2012

“Roomys-stafies anyone? Could someone please start producing these to the mass market, because they just look delicious! Beautiful execusion and colours.

Getaway, February 2012

The guys from Getaway just keep turning out beautiful and inspiring covers! This cover is really striking and I also love the main cover line, “Escape to Malawi in a Mini Cooper”… and then “Say what!?”

Cleo, February 2012

I confess, it’s not the most beautiful or unique cover ever, but I felt it’s worth including in my list for 2 reasons: This is the last issue of Cleo South Africa, and they used the stunning Tamara Dey on their cover. The fact that they decided to use a South African celeb on the cover, which they are not too fond of doing, is a great way to say goodbye to their South African readers.

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