MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:
- Forbes (Spain)
- Good Housekeeping (US)
- Vanity Fair
Finweek, 14 April 2016
Oil is definitely not a ‘pretty’ object, so why hide this black and dirty liquid? Embrace it, rather, and ‘spill’ it over half your cover! Bold with simple, yet striking, design elements that work together. Read more about the cover story here.
Forbes (Spain), April 2016
Beautiful design and simple typography to illustrate the cover story “49 Keys to successfully close a business trip” (Google Translate). To help, the ID document of the late Walter Disney, who was the backbone behind the empire we know today as Walt Disney, has been used to show some of these different “keys”.
Good Housekeeping (US), May 2016
A feel-good cover of Drew Barrymore, which captures her essence perfectly! I (with many other teenage boys) had a massive crush on her because of her girl-next-door-charm in movies such as The Wedding Singer, Never Been Kissed, and 50 First Dates, and it’s definitely not subsided over the years…! See some more of her Spring-inspired images, and the full article, here.
SARIE, May 2016
The annual “SARIE Voorbladgesig” competition (SARIE Cover Girl) is now in its sixth year, and to celebrate the launch of this years’ competition, the magazine got the five previous (and absolutely stunning!) winners together to all feature on once again! For more information on how to enter, and also articles about how the competition has changed their lives, go here. Start by reading the stories of the 2011 and 2012 winners (Alrie Velleman and Tana Ferreira, respectively), especially if you require inspiration to also enter…
Vanity Fair, April 2016
Meryl Streep is one of those ageless beauties (and I’ll probably say the same about Barrymore in 25 years’ time, when she’s also 66), and even though the cover image is from the Vanity Fair archives, she just gets better and better over the years! Vanity Fair features a brilliant writeup on her road to success, giving us a better insight into this amazing actress. Her next transformation movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, seems to be another one of those where moviegoers will be left in awe of her talent (or lack thereof…). View the trailer below. I’ve already made a note of its 19 August release in South Africa…
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.
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