by MediaSlut (@MediaSlut) My choice of the best international and local magazine covers in MagLove this week:

  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Variety
  • Volkskrant
  • The Sunday Times Magazine (UK)
  • Getaway


The Hollywood Reporter, 4 July 2014

The Hollywood Reporter, 4 July 2014Yes, it’s a bit of a corny cover concept, but I think because of the theme of it (Hollywood’s 100 Favorite Films), it’s actually brilliant!

The Hollywood Reporter got Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, who played the leads in Thelma & Louise, to replicate an iconic moment from the movie!

Read more about the 100 Favourite Films list right here!

Variety, June 2014

Variety, June 2014Craggy. Canny. Cool. Clint. Cool cover with Clint Eastwood and very clever cover lines!

Volkskrant Magazine, 25 June 2014

Volkskrant Magazine, 25 June 2014: front coverVolkskrant Magazine, 25 June 2014: back cover

I probably looked at the ‘front’ and the ‘back’ of this Volkskrant Magazine cover a dozen times to figure out how it did it, and to take in the shear genius (get it?) execution of it!

[The cover story is about a journalist experiencing “Hair Hell”, with the hairdresser telling him/her “It’ll grow back”…]

The Sunday Times Magazine (UK)

The Sunday Times Magazine (UK), June 2014The Sunday Times Magazine (UK), June 2014

I decided to show two Sunday Times Magazine covers this week…

The latest is the crazy Dolly Parton cover that illustrates her personality to me perfectly!

But the real cover that struck a chord with me is the Madiba and Zelda la Grange cover (well, with their hands/arms visible). Simple, and absolutely amazing (and true!)!


Getaway, July 2014

Getaway, July 2014Every now and again, Getaway produces a cover where all the elements just come together. Perfectly. Photography, copy editing, cover lines, designs, reproduction.

I think the magic has been found with this cover…

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