MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international magazine covers this week:
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- Discovery (Cathay Pacific)
Bloomberg Businessweek, 10 August 2015
To get the full story behind this awesome cover, you must read the article, which is once again brilliantly presented.
In summary: Europe doesn’t like Google, and wants it to pay tons and tons of money for various reasons. Watch the interview about how the cover was conceptualised, and some of the other options it had.
Discovery (Cathay Pacific), July 2015
Here it asked four local artists (Michael Lam, Sandra Rauch, Pete Ross and Katrina Teh) to illustrate “what ‘Discovery’ meant” to them — with amazing results, I’m sure you’ll agree! Read more here.
Ferment, Issue 14
What a smart graphic to illustrate and convey the message “Together we can brew it”, while staying true to the brand! Read the issue here.
And, if you also didn’t know, Ferment “experiments in the global craft alcohol movement” and is created by “UK’s largest and fastest growing craft beer club”, Beer52.
Interview, August 2015
S.E.X.Y! Being a bit of a Belieber myself, I really appreciate the work that has not only gone into this cover (how clever with the three images on top of each other!?), but also the whole photoshoot! And look who did the interview! Very cool :-).
MC1R, Issue 2
What with only a circulation of 2 500, it’s small but unique and beautiful! Be sure to get a better idea of what to expect, here.
MagLove by @MediaSlut is a regular slot featuring the best local and international magazine covers every week, recognising well thought-out, powerful and interesting (and hopefully all three-in-one) covers and celebrating the mix of pragmatism, creativity and personal taste that created each of them. 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 SA magazines fail but, most importantly, also when they succeed. If you’re looking for a library about SA magazines and news, this is your one-stop pitstop.
— MarkLives’ round-up of top ad and media industry news and opinion in your mailbox every Monday and Thursday. Sign up here!