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

  • British GQ
  • Emirates MAN
  • Successful Farming
  • Town & Country


British GQ, October 2015

GQ (UK), October 2015: Lewis HamiltonGQ (UK), October 2015: Paul Rudd
GQ (UK), October 2015: Sam SmithGQ (UK), October 2015: David Gandy
A four-way split cover, with some pretty stylish and attractive men, to celebrate GQ’s 18th “Men of the Year Awards”. Cool photography ‘ties’ all the stylish winners together —Sam Smith, David Gandy, Lewis Hamilton and Paul Rudd. Personally, I would take the Sam Smith cover off the shelf…

Emirates MAN, September 2015

Emirates MAN, September/October 2015: Jon StewartTearing away from the normal ‘profile picture’, Emirates MAN makes a ripping success of this cover, featuring Jon Stewart, by using a collage of different newspaper and magazine clippings.

Successful Farming, September 2015

Successful Farming, September 2015I get excited about magazine publishing when a boring topic such as farming (for me, personally), can turned into something winning. The photography, typography, copywriting and art direction make this probably the best and most-exciting farming-related cover I’ve ever seen, leaving a lot of other (more exciting) titles in the dust!

Town & Country, October 2015

Town and Country, October 2015Uma Thurman teamed up with Town and Country to raise further awareness for our scary rhino situation. And, no, she didn’t just fly in and went posing with a random rhino, or have it photoshopped in for this cover. She physically got her hands dirty by getting out there and trying to save the rhinos, and relocate them to safer areas. Still don’t believe me? See it all unfold on YouTube or read the article.

VOGUE, October 2015

VOGUE, October 2015: Lupita Nyong'oFlawless Lupita Nyong’o makes the cover of VOGUE and, even though I’m not too fond of her golden dress on the cover, the other couture dresses and the shots are absolutely divine!


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One reply on “MagLove: The best magazine covers this week (25 September 2015)”

  1. From all of us at Successful Farming magazine, thank you for the very kind words and the unexpected inclusion among such beautiful magazine covers. This cover was a pleasure to create and another learning experience, even for this old hand.

    Matt Strelecki
    Creative Director for Successful Farming and Meredith Agrimedia

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