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WEALTH - INTRODUCTION The theme I have selected is wealth. I wanted to produce an editorial based on a topic which could relate to as many people as possible so I listed things which affected people across the world. This ranged from Global Warming and Weather to Religion and Science Fiction. However the subject I listed which stood out to me the most was Money and Wealth. It seemed to cause controversy worldwide and I wanted to understand why. Defining Wealth: Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or material possessions. The word wealth is derived from the old English weal, which is from an Indo-European word stem. An individual, community, region or country that possesses an abundance of such possessions or resources is known as wealthy. The concept of wealth is of significance in all areas of economics, and clearly so for growth economics and development economics. Yet the meaning of wealth is context-dependent and there is no universally agreed upon definition


POSSIBLE TOPICS TO OUTLINE •

Currency

Wealthiest People On Earth

How Valued/Desired Is Wealth?

Does Wealth determine your Worth?

What symbolises wealth?

Upper Class, Middle Class and Lower Class


EXAMPLES OF EDITORIALS

The text used on these compositions are quite minimal; possibly to appeal to a target audience which prefer images. The spacing is also very similar in all three compositions as the artist tends to use a vast amount of space to present a large title and little space for actual text or long writing. This may be done in order to attract attention or directly state the topic (the universe or parts of it). Another reason could be to symbolize and emphasize on the size of the universe. On the other hand, the images used are so delicate and soft that if the artist was to use a lot of text in addition to the title, this could take away from the quality and effect of the image. One distinct style used is using the image of what is mentioned to draw out the name; the nebula composition for example. This may have been done to inform the audience in case they do not know what the subject of the editorial looks like or to prevent them getting confused. If they were to see just the image without text, they may just assume that it is just space. However, the artist wants them to know exactly what is being mentioned i.e. the milky way or nebulas. Considering the actual composition and what is stated above, I would surmise that the tone used in these compositions is an informative tone.


EXAMPLES OF EDITORIALS

Through research I have discovered that “Quadrophenia� is the title of a range of things including a film and musical. However, they are all from the Rock genre. This composition consists of very large and minimal text. The simple font used makes the text very bold; possibly to symbolize the nature of rock and rock stars. The colour used (black and white) also relates to the genre of Rock as it is the colour combination typically worn by rock bands. With all this in consideration, I would conclude that this composition is very suitable for its purpose.

Compared to previous compositions I have analysed the two above use much more text in a contrasting way. The text is much smaller drawing the attention to the images used in the background. The two above have a similar slanted style of text and colour combination in terms of shade and tone. The majority of space is filled with images with text fitted into a small area. Unlike the other compositions, there are more than one images used in these and they are all sectioned off using lines. The style is very neat and organised giving a clean effect to the composition.


Research Into Editorial Themes x Analysis Of Existing Editorials