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HSM gets top MarkLives #MagLove for two titles

10 December 2013 in General

Industry pundit MediaSlut this week named his top 10 covers for 2013 on Two HSM covers came in the top five – April's Business Day Sports Monthly featuring Oscar Pistorius came in at number four and the August issue of SA Rugby featuring Madiba nabbed top position. Designer Justin Evans won HSM's 2013 Best Design Award for this cover.


About the Oscar cover, MediaSlut says: 'I find the cover very haunting and feel that it tells a whole story just by itself. And the “O” of the text “SPORT” behind his head is indeed intended to represent a “halo” for this fallen angel…'.


As for the Madiba cover: 'It could easily have been done in a cheesy way, but about 40 000 images were used to create this amazing collage of Madiba pictures to celebrate this “Memories of Madiba” issue. The pictures used were of him, and some pivotal players (John Smit, Victor Matfield, Francois Pienaar and Chester Williams etc) and significant moments (’95 and ’07 Rugby World Cup ect)... The cover was published at a difficult time when SA is was unsure of how much longer Madiba would still be with us, so it puts a smile on  my face (and the rest of the country, I’m sure) and a very proud moment (of magazines and publishing in SA, and of Madiba).'


Well done to all the teams that put these covers together – it's clear that HSM is where the talent is at.