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

  • Newsweek
  • renegade COLLECTIVE
  • V
  • Vanity Fair (Italy)
  • Zig Zag


Newsweek, 30 October 2015

Newsweek, 30 October 2015If you maybe didn’t know, this cover is inspired by the famous painting “American Gothic” by Grant Wood. This futuristic slant may now be added to its many (many!) parodies … Read the article, “To feed humankind, we need the farms of the future today”, here (subscription required).


renegade COLLECTIVE, Issue 27

renegade COLLECTIVE, Issue 27Wouldn’t mind getting wild with Liam Hemsworth after seeing this ‘outback Australia’ cover of him on Ozzie title renegade COLLECTIVE…! Not sure who this rugged hunk is? His first role was in the Australian soapie Neighbours, but his most famous role is that of Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games film series. Roar!!! [He’s also the younger brother of Thor Chris Hemsworth — ed-at-large.]



V, Winter 2015/2016

V, Winter 2015/2016: Brad Pitt 1V, Winter 2015/2016: Brad Pitt 2

Brad vs Brad. He wins, either way! What would have made these two “Born to be Brad” covers even sexier is if, on one of them, he’d been topless and showing his V-line… Now that would have been perfection on the cover of V…


VOGUE, November 2015

VOGUE, November 2015Wait, Angelina Jolie is also on a cover? Yip, the husband-and-wife team are all over the place this month in the build-up to the launch of their new movie, By The Sea (see trailer below). Jolie looks absolutely gorgeous on this cover, but it’s the inside pictures of her and her family that are the real gems… Make sure you read the article and view the pictures here.


Vanity Fair (Italy), Issue 44

Vanity Fair Italia, Issue 44Well, then it’s only fair that they also look hot, together, on the cover of the Italian version of Vanity Fair. All the while not even TRYING to look hot! Here’s a preview of the beautiful pictures and article.



Zig Zag, November/December 2015

Zig Zag, November/December 2015Also going “Into the Wild” is Zig Zag, but it’s the moves and graffiti of cover star, Mikey February, and typography on the final cover, that are stealing the show in South Africa this week! It’s a wipe out! Read more about this issue, and what to expect, here.



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