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.

Being in Australia on vacation, I’m lucky enough to go to my absolute favourite magazine shop, Mag nation, and browse some of the best magazines from all over the world. Magazines that I’ve never seen, or even heard of. Because of my fascination and inspiration to Australia, I thought it would be fitting to dedicate this weeks’ selection of favourite covers to Australian based titles.

Frankie, July / Augutst 2012

There’s something special and unique about this Australian based niche-style title. I was in-store the morning the magazine arrived from the printers and it immediately caught my eye. It’s well worth a look at their past covers as well…

Marie Claire, July 2012

Big news in Australia currently is gay rights and marriage equality. It’s on all the talk shows, debate shows, newspapers and tv news. The campaign is called “I Do” and has been running in Australia for a while now but I found it gutsy of Marie Claire to also support this movement. But not just by being a media sponsor, but shouting it from the roof and blasting it on their latest cover.

Smith Journal, Winter 2012

A very interesting and unique magazine ‘for discerning gents (and ladies who like reading about discerning gents)’, as described on their site. It’s a pitty that we don’t get these magazines in South Africa, or even better, have our own similar version, because I’m definitely seeing a need and market for a similar title in South Africa. The same with Frankie. The cover I found unique, interesting, and creative in it’s simplicity.

Yen, Issue 56

I haven’t had the priveledge of browsing through Yen yet but I quite like the idea of leveraging off the ‘celebrity’ on the cover even further by placing a signature on the cover. It just adds a certain something new to the cover, and a personal touch.

– The (for now anonymous) blogger behind MediaSlutZA 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 MediaSlutZA. #MagazinesForTheWin

– Find a cover we should know about? Tweet us @marklives and @mediaslutza
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