Graphics This is the different effects or added and edited images used to bring life (dimensions) to the contents page. They have cleverly used hearts to circle certain Page Numbers. Therefore, the neat layout, as well as the hearts circling important page numbers, seems like a diary. This is the stereotype of teenage girls that they always keep on track with their lives through the use of a diary, therefore this will relate to them, and make them want to read the magazine
This is the picture that the editors use to relate to their magazine hybrids. As this is a teenage magazine, they have placed the celebrity in a classroom, but made her clothing very casual, as well as making the background quite rustic and vintage. This all relates to their target audience, through the use of a classroom, and making it fun with her costume. Furthermore, the rustic and vintage style is in fashion with teenagers today, which appeals to them
Layout This is the style in which the magazine places their magazine features, in accordance to what fits their target audience. They have made the layout very simple and easy to read, because their target audience are mainly teenage girls, where messy pages might not be appealing to them. They have added a large image of the celebrating they are featuring, and placed the article titles around the image which allows the image to standout.
Article Title This establishes what the magazine stories/hybrids are, so that it is easier for the reader to know what the hybrid is about. To keep with the style of being neat and tidy, they have just simply used the font â€œBerlin Sans FB Demiâ€? which is a bold and easily readable, therefore standout, which is important to be able to target teenage girls.
Like teen vogue, Q has used a different font to the leading text, so that the article title will stand out. The text they have used is something that is easy to read, as well as using a grey colour to contrast with the white background.
Unlike teen vogue, Q has not used graphics to help create a theme, but they have used editing on the pictures, to create different dimensions on the page e.g. Madonna’s picture has been cut on of an image, so it is just her, which makes her stand out. Whilst they also have pictures where is looks as if the musician is coming off the page. The images they have used are to target their target audience, just like teen magazine. For example, they use very powerful images, to evoke strong emotions e.g. Madonna’s picture
Leading Text As their target audience is mainly rock musicians, meaning a page with too much information might not appeal to them. Therefore, they have made the leading texts quite small in comparison to the article title. As if the font was around the same size as the article titles, then the leading texts would have taken up more space on the page
Editorial Pillars These are the features that are always used and are constant in each of the magazines issues. The editorial pillars might look as if they are not important, but the reason they have been placed at the bottom, is because the reader will read from the top to the bottom, therefore, without the reader noticing, they will automatically look towards the editorial pillars.
Layout Q has more of a chaotic arrangement with their images, which is completely different to Teen vogue. This is due to the fact that Q is more about the rock side of the music industry. Therefore to appeal to their target audience, they cannot have a girly or formal layout, like teen vogue. However, they have kept their article titles, as well as the leading texts, all on one side, in a little clump. This doesn’t mean they’re not appealing to their target audience, but are making this section seem more organised, so that it can be easily read, therefore, being able to attract their target audience.
Layout Unlike teen and Q magazine, this magazineâ€™s layout seems to be in boxes. They have cleverly put the largest box in the middle, with their main article, so that it is able to standout, whilst they have the smaller boxes on the sides that hold the other stories/articles they are covering. They have a picture for each story/article, which gives the contents page more life, plus it is easier for the reader to see what the articles will be about, which would attract them more. Finally, they have the masthead at the top of the article which is very eye-catching, meaning the reader wouldnâ€™t be able to skip this page (stands out). Double Page Spread /cover preview They have placed this at the top centre of the page. But what makes this standout from the page is not only the size, but the picture seems very stylish with the costume, as well as making the lighting gradients in the background slowly become lighter, as this lighting gradient creates a 3D effect. They have also made the article title of the preview larger than the rest of the articles, purely because it is very eyecatching
Subscription Box The editors know that the reader will read downwards when they read the content page. Therefore, they have placed the subscription box at the bottom left, which is the last place the readers eye-line goes to (the last thing they see when reading), meaning they will have to see the box. Also, they have made the box bright red with yellow and white text, which are the only vibrant colours on the page, so the reader will definitely be drawn to this box.
Just like the two first magazines, they have made the article titles a different font, as well as making them larger than the leading texts. But what is unusual is that, they have used pull quotes as their article titleâ€™s, which would give a better insight into what the article is about, rather than having a vague, or general article title. Also, pull quotes are the perspective of the musicians they are featuring; therefore, this makes the article much more interesting
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