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

  • Golf Digest (South Africa)
  • Sweet Paul
  • The New Yorker
  • TIME

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Destiny, July 2016

DESTINY, July 2016: Lira

I’ve probably seen about half a dozen covers over the past few weeks, featuring the judges of the local hit show The Voice South Africa, but feel this #TeamLira cover deserves as shoutout as it’s really #fierce! Here’s a snippet of the article.


Golf Digest (South Africa), July 2016

Golf Digest, July 2016: Dustin Johnson

The local team of Golf Digest has been pulling out all the stops with recent covers, and making a bold statement with the brilliant work appearing on our magazine shelves! Smoking hot is definitely an understatement… I’m told by the editor that the cover is also perfectly timed, as Dustin Johnson “wrapped up his first major championship victory on Sunday at the US Open”.


Sweet Paul, Summer 2016

Sweet Paul, Summer 2016

This cover illustrates where styling and art directing meet the sweet spot, which is perfect as Sweet Paul magazine is all about “Chasing the Sweet things in Life”. If you want to see what else is sweet, flick through the whole issue free! And if you want to see some of its other issues, the whole library may be found here.


The New Yorker, 27 June 2016

The New Yorker, 27 June 2016

The artist, Frank Viva, produced a very similar piece of art work for The New Yorker a couple of years ago “as a celebration of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act”. With the recent massacre in Orlando, the artist has changed that art work, and says, “It’s a celebration of love – it’s just that simple.” Read more about the cover and issue here.


TIME, 27 June 2016

TIME, 27 June 2016

Sjoe, seeing 49 names and ages of those who died in Orlando on 12 June 2016 displayed like this definitely hits home, much more than just seeing the number “49” splashed on a cover.


MediaSlutMagLove 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 anonymous (for now) 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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