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

  • Futu
  • Maisonneuve
  • New York
  • Cape Etc
  • JSE Supplement (Property)


Futu, nr 07–08

Futu nr 07–08Great use of strong lines and striking colours! And, if my Polish is correct, this issue is about “Exercising your imagination”, which makes the cover even more fitting.

Maisonneuve, Issue 56, Summer 2015

Maisonneuve, Issue 56, Summer 2015LOL! I think this image and cover line are great, getting the message and main article across in a killer way!

New York, 27 July 2015

New York, 27 Jul–9 Aug 2015Chills. That’s what I had when I saw this cover for the first time, with 35 of the 46 women who are accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault . This “Unwelcome Sisterhood” is a another very strong contender for Cover of the Year, and the website article is another piece of brilliance! It really is a must-see and read, with great insight and extra information!


Cape Etc, Issue 2, 2015

Cape Etc, Issue 2, 2015As a proud Capetonian, after all the devastation our mountains and fauna and flora have seen recently, it’s utterly heart-warming to see this kind of beauty not only “rising from the ashes” but also popping up on our magazine shelves.

JSE Supplement (Property)

JSE Supplement (Property)If you want to know what the key to brilliant covers is, talk to the JSE team!


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