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 MediaSlut.



M, Le magazine du Monde, 25 August 2012

There’s just something calming, but at the same time humorous, about this cover featuring our very own Nelson Mandela drawn as a super hero with the likes of Kofi Annan and Jimmy Carter. (Where can I order a t-shirt?) The cover line reads something in the lines of “Are they too old to save the world?”

Harper’s Magazine, September 2012

Clean. Simple. Back to basics. All the Harper’s (not to be confused with Harper’s Bazaar…) covers follow this recipé, but there’s just something about this drawn image of President Barack Obama that draws me in.

Forbes (India), 31 August 2012

Great colourful image. Just like India. And clever play on words with “Incredible India!” chancing into “Credible India?”.


Mango Juice, September 2012

The only South Africa cover jumping out at me this week, and one that deserves some recognition, is that of Mango Juice’s in-flight magazine, with their September / Spring issue. How can you not miss that they are celebrating Spring!? This great image, and even the masthead/logo of brand and title, is all drawn by South African artist Eloise Timmis. Readers/flyers are also asked to count the number of planes they can spot on the cover, with the chance to win a prize.

– 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

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