MediaSlut (@MediaSlut)’s choice of the best international and South African magazine covers this week:
- Financial Mail
- Men’s Health (South Africa)
- The New York Times Magazine
Financial Mail, 16 February 2017
An über-clever Financial Mail cover, playing on the popular money- and control-grabbing game, Monopoly, but illustrating its cover story of “White Monopoly Capital”. Have a closer look at the smaller details such as “Go Collect Billions”, and “Hide Profits in Offshore Accounts”! Truly brilliant — Financial Mail, move straight to GO and collect all the recognition you deserve for this one!
Men’s Health (South Africa), February 2017
Yes, Riaan Ellis is the perfect Men’s Health cover guy but the true showstopper is actually “rescue pup Stanley”! MH editor, Arthus Jones, came up with the concept of teaming up with DARG and giving his readers the opportunity to adopt one of two rescue pets to help them find their “Best Friend and (perfect) Training Partner”. A truly genius idea and noble concept and, after just a couple of days on the shelf, cover pup Stanley already found a new loving home! Unfortunately, the second rescue pup, Dizzy, hasn’t received a new home as of Thursday, 16 February 2017, so hopefully there’s a MarkLives MagLove reader looking for a new buddy… Read more about the whole project, and see more pictures, here.
MyKitchen, February 2017
Not only does it seem to have “34 mouth-watering” dishes, but MyKitchen also dished up a mouth-watering chocolate-overdose cover good enough to break and devour!
The New York Times Magazine, 12 February 2017
On 21 January 2017, a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, the streets of Washington DC (and more than 600 locations all over the world!) were filled with Women’s Marchers. On all the pictures, it was a sea of pink as millions of people (not only women) wore pussyhats and pink. Also illustrated in the now-iconic pussyhat material, NYT Mag coverlines look at the “tensions within” this feminist movement.
Papel, Issue #72
Look quickly — now look again! So smart! Papel is looking at how ‘it’s not the networks, it’s us’, with brilliant illustration.
ZigZag, March 2017
Every so often, ZigZag surfs back onto the scene with a cover that tick all the boxes and shows us “what [magazine] champs are made of”. Bring it on, Summer!
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 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.