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

  • The Big Issue (South Africa)
  • ClubX (South Africa)
  • Financial Mail (South Africa)
  • MUCCHIO (Italy)
  • Tennis (US)

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The Big Issue (South Africa), 25 May 2017

Big Issue, 25 May 2017

Good-deed-magazine The Big Issue recently moved to Mikateko Media as the publishers and designers, and it’s been doing an amazing job over the past four issues I’ve seen! The latest eye-catching cover is in celebration of “The Rhinos Are Coming!!!” exhibition by artist Janice Ashby that is on in Cape Town! Looking at the pictures of this awesome exhibition, it’s likely I’ll definitely be planning a visit to Cape Town Stadium this weekend…


ClubX (South Africa), July 2017

ClubX, July 2017: Tony Gum

Tony Gum, who has previously been billed as possibly the “coolest girl in Cape Town” by VOGUE, is looking beautiful and arty on the latest Club X cover! Don’t know who she is, or what makes her worthy of the cover of the “Art Issue”? Then pop over here to view 15 of her artworks.


Financial Mail (South Africa), 1 June 2017

Financial Mail, 1 June 2017

When Chevrolet (General Motors) started in South Africa, it had a very popular advertising campaign in the 1980s with the jingle “Braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and Chevrolet.” Financial Mail has cleverly used this popular line to its advantage as it focuses on the motor industry, asking if GM leaving SA is really such a bad thing.


MUCCHIO (Italy), June 2017

Mucchio, June 2017

Fans of the Beatles, and even more specifically their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (released on 26 May 1967) will absolutely get, and love, this cover! This Italian music magazine published this issue in celebration of the album’s 50th Anniversary. Read more about this iconic album here.


Tennis (US), May/June 2017

Tennis, May/June 2017

Sometimes it just takes a change in perspective to create something ingenious… The French Open is currently happening at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris (until 10 June 2017), and this cover summarises the two perfectly. Did you know? The total winning pool at the French Open adds up to €36 000 000, with the men’s and women’s winners each taking home €2.1m! For the full breakdown of the prize money, click here and feel poor.



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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