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Established magazine, confident the readers know who they are, the title is behind the image making the image more important.

Masthead

NME Front Cover

This magazine image has been set up in a studio, with planned poses. They use a bold square font making it stand out, more masculine because it’s square.

Lead article Cover lines Cover lines attract the readers to buy the magazine as it has other relevant information about artists and gossip This pull quote font makes it look like someone had actually hand written it as a joke between them and the magazine company

Holding a guitar, connotes that they can play it, are musicians, yet these are just actors pretending that they are related to music.

Main image Welcoming main image, bright, inviting use of colours In their clothes. Their ties connote a typical school boy style, which appeals to a younger audience. Also it links to the article on work experience.

Pull quote They have used the colours red and white font to make it bright and to keep it simple. It is also a good contrast with the bright colours used.


Mast head This is another well known magazine as they are confident enough to put the main image in front of the mast head The main image has been posed and set up in a studio, it focuses on one artist.

Kerrang Front Cover Skyline The main image used is also quite welcoming as he is smiling and has his arms open towards the reader making it more appealing to those looking at it.

Main image

Pull quote

The lead article is about the band ‘My chemical romance’ which will appeal greatly to their fans.

Lead article The font is bold, square and connotes a gothic style, which again relates to the other artists in the magazine and the genre of the band ‘My chemical romance’. They also stick to black and white which is bold and gothic.

Cover lines

The target audience for this magazine is teenagers because of the music and bold, explicit house style

The cover lines make you want to buy the magazine more because they relate to the age group and similar bands.


The mast head for mixmag is very bold and black font, making it stand out. The letters are rounded making it less alarming portraying a relaxing image. The main image is a different style to the other magazines as it is a negative image which isn't central like the others, giving it a fresh and different look. It’s welcoming for it’s target market (teenagers and young adults that love music) because of the headphones which connote that it’s related to music. The people smiling, makes it friendly and inviting.

Mast head

Mixmag Front Cover skyline Flash Lead article The lead article is about the greatest DJ , which will appeal to the target audience of young adults and teenagers who love loud music and parties. This magazine has less information on it than the other two making it spacious and modern.

Cover lines

Main image For the main image they have used different existing images to make up the overall image, instead of being set up in a studio.

They have used the colours orange and black for the font to keep it simple yet eye catching as it is vibrant and a great contrast as the orange its almost fluorescent yet the black is dark.

The cover lines make you want to buy the magazine more because they relate to the age group and relevant parties and gigs.


There are lots of images on this page, helping to attract the readers along with a bit of information. They may recognise the people in the images before they read about it. It also helps brighten up the page and make it more interesting.

Page numbers

NME Contents Page masthead Issue Date Main image The readers attentions are automatically drawn to the article on the Kings Of Leon. This is because it is in the centre of the page and larger than the other images, drawing you eyes to it.

In most of these articles featured in the magazine, they have used a pull quote. This is quoting an interesting Advertisement or point that the band/ artists special attractions have said, which is linked to These are used to what the article is about. This attract the audience is a persuasive technique and gain their interest, used to make you want to making them want to read on as it only gives you a read further into the little taster on the article magazine to find out making you want to find out more or sometimes a more by buying it. The purpose of this page is to give the reader a guide of chance to win something. what the magazine features. Every magazine has a Pull quote contents page.


The readers attentions are automatically drawn to the article on The Xcerts because it is the largest image on the page attracting your attention to it. It is also a very gruesome, sinister image making it more interesting and different, making the reader want to read on. There are lots of images on this page, helping to attract the readers along with a bit of information. They may recognise the people in the images before they read about it. It also helps brighten up the page and make it more interesting.

Editors introduction Here is a short introduction to the magazine by the editor, it also features an image of her. It is usually a summary to the reader of what’s included in this issue.

Main Image

Kerrang Contents Page Mast head Issue Date Advertisement or special attractions These are used to attract the audience and gain their interest, making them want to read further into the magazine to find out more or sometimes a chance to win something. In this case a good deal on purchasing the next few issues of NME.

Page Numbers The bottom half of this page features subheadings and page numbers as a guide of what is included in the magazine. Every magazine will have a contents page.


Issue Date Main Image The readers attentions are automatically drawn to the main image. This is because it is near the centre of the page and larger than the other images, drawing you eyes to it. It also links to the magazine which is in the music genre as it has people dancing. The purpose of this page is to give the reader a guide of what the magazine features with page numbers and a few subheadings to summarize each page. Every magazine has a contents page.

Mixmag Contents Page Mast Head Advertisement or special attractions These are used to attract the audience and gain their interest, making them want to read further into the magazine to find out more or sometimes a chance to win something. In this case there is a CD that comes with the magazine.

Page Numbers This page layout is simpler than the other two, and in a certain order making it easy to read.


They have used numbers to display the The masthead refers to them as ‘Kids’ which links to how they order in which the storyboard should be are staged in the images. They same font from the contents page is used, making it a consistent house style. read. This page is the lead Mast Head article that is shown on the front cover. One of the main appeals of the magazine and the reason why many people will buy it.

NME Double page spread

Numbers

This DPS is jam packed with images and writing, it is not very spacious and a large article, this is why they have printed it as a double page spread to fit it all in. This page is mostly picture lead as its is telling a story. It has one long text column on the left-hand side of the page in 4-5 paragraphs.

Images The editor introduces the article by talking about the people they have for work experience at NME. Getting straight to the point of what the DPS is about.

This NME contents page features lots of images. There is no main image as they have presented it as a step by step storyboard of the boys actions in the NME office. This makes it more interesting and gives it a different effect. The boys are portrayed as school boys on work experience in the magazine by how they are dressed and their actions, as they are causing mayhem, a stereotypical teenager They have written a short description of what is occurring in each image. The photographs used are staged in the NME office, they portray the boys as teenagers on work experience, making the teenage audience feel they can relate to them. The photos connote their childlike actions of misbehaving and trouble causing.


This contents page is jam packed with images and some writing, it is not very spacious and a large article, this is why they have printed it as a double page spread to fit it all in. This DPS is picture lead, with two columns of text in the bottom left hand corner in four paragraphs.

Images

Mast Head

Kerrang Double Page Spread Main image

The main image fills the whole of the background of this double page, the other images and writing have been pasted over the top, this is yet another way of presenting the pages. They have featured a quote from the vocalist of the band talking about his experience. This is to make the reader want to read on to find out his opinion, especially if they are fans!

The images used in this DPS are all taken from a concert. The main singer is positioned This double near the page spread is centre of the all about You DPS to attract Advertisement me at Six plus attentions to or special Kids in Glass him as he is Houses. This is important in attraction They have used a large article, the article. a white font for hence why the These images the mast head editors have give the band which is the displayed it over an exciting, a double page lively image as These are used to attract the audience and gain their interest, consistent house making them want to read on to find out more as it could be a style colour of spread to fit it a rock n roll chance to win something. the magazine. all in. band.


Two Main images

article is advertising Mixmag Double Page Spread This ‘The Longest Rave’,

which is abroad. The These two images paragraphs of writing give attract the reader as details on it and when it is they look lively and along with exciting making them accommodation etc. want to go their, they Making it different to the are also large and other two double page colourful, which draws spreads. your eyes to it. This page is spacious and clean making it modern Mast Head as it has a lot of white There is less going on in which connotes purity and this double page spread fresh feelings. compared to the other The masthead is short and two but with the amount sharp, attracting the of information given, as audience to it as its not double page was just any rave, it’s ‘The needed. Longest rave’. Again they This DPS is picture and use the same font as the text lead as there is an contents page, making it a even amount of both. consistent house style. There are five text Again, these images are columns and they are used to liven up the page laid out in a large and attract you to read on paragraph in the centre and visit this place. of the page. Images The editor uses roughly 8 direct The photos are taken from the rave to appeal to the audience making them quotes taken from an interview want to go their as it looks like a fun and lively place to be with lots going on and with people who have visited the a lot of partying. The images connote lots of excitement and energetic Rave and the owners to display movement, making young people want to go their for the music and sunny how great it is.

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