DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD POST-PRODUCTION Bradley Gale (Eggleton)
I chose this image for my background as I thought it looked fun, and in away would represent the singer I created. Her pinkish lips will help me linkthem to the text, just like in real magazines. I chose for the image to go overboth pages, as I found out that most people would want it to go over bothpages.
I decided to use the same font (Springtime) for her name as I did on the frontcover; this was to help it all link, and look like it is from the same magazine. Ihave made the text quite large so it stands out to the audience. I have alsochosen to make the text go over the top of her head to make it lookdifferent to the front cover; I personally think it also looks better in front.
I made the text white to match the background on the image, and I addeda pink/purple outline on the text to match my models lips. I thought that thiswould help it all link together and stand out. On the text I have also added ashadow to give it a 3d effect.
I added a big pull quote on the other page. I made the colour the same asthe models lips to relate the model to the text. I have also used the samefont (Springtime) as I did for „Amelia‟. I have chosen to use that font as I feelit looks fresh, and also looks personal to the reader; this is because the fontlooks handwritten (like Amelia had written it).
Then I added some sub text/heading. This was just a brief look at the singer Icreated. At the end of the text I used a rhetorical question, „Where did shecome from?‟; this was a little trick I used to get the audience to read thewhole article. In my research I found that some double page spreads usedrhetorical questions. Underneath I have placed my name, which is usuallywhere the writer of the article would put theirs.
I then wrote the article for the double page spread (well some of it –“Continued on page 18”). As you can see I have made the text go aroundmy model, I thought this was a great idea as I have the perfect image to doit around. I found that lots of magazines curve the text around the model onthere double page spreads(when I browsed through them in the shop).
I purposely left a gap in my article for a drop cap. I chose this font(Monotype Corsiva) as it relates to my model as it is quite feminine. I havealso made the drop cap pink, just like the models lips and the pull quote. Ichose to have a drop cap as they are quite conventional in magazines, andsome double page spreads had them in my research.
For the finishing touches I have added the page numbers on both pages ofmy double page spread. I have used the same font as the text in the article(Century Gothic). I really like the font as it is clear to read and looks betterthan normal fonts like „Ariel‟.
The last and final thing I did was add my magazine name/logo. I found outfrom my research that some magazines have their magazine name or logoon the double page spread (probably to justify that it belongs themagazine).
This is my final Double Page Spread. I am going to ask some people forfeedback on this to se if I can make any improvements to it. I am quitehappy with it, I really like the text wrapping around my model. I like thetheme of pink, black and white; the colours work together nicely. I believe Ihave made some good links, relating the text to the model.