MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:

  • Metropoli
  • Stylist
  • Variety
  • ELLE South Africa
  • Joburg Style


Metropoli, March 2015

Metropoli, March 2015An apt illustration from Metropoli celebrating “The Dream of Martin Luther King”!

Stylist, 25 March 2015

Stylist, 25 March 2015What do you do if you’re bored at a meeting or at work, or just want to pass the time? You doodle. Or “the art of procrastination”, as Stylist would refer to it.

Variety, March 2015

Variety, March 2015With the launch of Fast and the Furious 7 (1 April 2015 in South Africa!), the death of Paul Walker, who played the character Brian O’Conner, is on movie fans’ minds.

Variety’s Vin Diesel cover, with the cover line “The Fast and the Serious” is really touching, but the article is even more so.


ELLE South Africa, April 2015

ELLE South Africa, April 2015Such a fun cover with bright colours, funky use of the letters in the logotype, a beautiful model and fashion that all scream “SOUTH AFRICA!” to me.

Joburg Style, March–May 2015

Joburg Style, March–May 2015A strong cover for Joburg Style magazine, featuring a great profile shot of “King Kahn” (Kahn Morbee from ex-Parletones), with strategic use of simple typography. Read the full digital issue here.

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