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

  • Bloomberg Businessweek (Middle East)
  • Foodism
  • Huck
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
  • The New York Times Magazine
  • Go!/Weg!


Bloomberg Businessweek (Middle East), August 2015

Bloomberg Businessweek (Middle East), August 2015Interesting and striking drawing to illustrate “crowdfunding”.


FoodismIn June 2015 I posted about Foodism for the first time, with its hot fire-logo. This time, its very cool ice-cream “f” just oozed with creativity again! I’m definitely going to be keeping an eye on its clever uses for this “f”…

Huck, July/August 2015

Huck, July/August 2015*uck, what a powerful cover image, and overall cover, for Huck magazine! No cover lines, just pure beauty…

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, 13 August 2015

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, 13 August 2015I Google Translated the cover story, and it’s a riveting read (when it translated correctly), but the cover image and story is about “My brother, the drinker”, and the two complement each perfectly. You can read (and then translate) the article here.

The New York Times, 9 August 2015

The New York Times, 9 August 2015When I was at school in the early ’90s, I remember we’d just bought a computer, and on it there was a program (can’t remember of find the name at all!) where, when you typed your document, the program would change certain words to little icons/clipart. Dog to a dog-icon, hand to a hand-icon and house to a house-icon, to give a few examples.

I thought I was very smart with this, and would hand in many many assignments done this way “to give extra depth” (hey, I was younger than 10, if I remember correctly!). This cover reminds me of this, illustrates it perfectly, and is actually also rather funny…

South African

Weg!/Go!, September 2015

Go!, September 2015Usually dark covers are big no-no. But done properly and with the correct image, it can be an absolute winner! Like this hoo-hoooo-one!


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