For my masthead of my features page I searched the internet for letters in the style of newspaper cut outs, I then cropped them individually on paint and placed them on my page to create a spontaneous, edgy feel to my page and therefore my artist.
This is the font I have used for things such as the artists name and the pull quote, I have decided to use this font throughout my magazine such as the contents page and front cover.
This is the font I have used to ask the questions to my artist as it is a clear separation between the questions and the answers.
I decided to use a simple font for the answers to the question as there is a danger of using too many fonts and creating a page which is too busy.
Pictures For my artist I took pictures of my friend and placed her against several backgrounds, including a red background, which relates to her name ‘Roxy Rouge’. I wanted my artist to be a bit edgy and weird so we tried to create a posed shot that wasn’t your typical photo shoot. I used direct address to make the readers feel like they are connected personally to the artist. I edited the pictures slightly and gave it a higher contrast in order to make the picture more striking. I used a purple border around the pictures to emphasise them against the black background and purple is one of my house colours.
Throughout my feature pages I used three main colours; black, white and dark purple.
I feel white writing on a black background or ‘w.o.b’ is very effective and easy to read due to the contrast. Black also accentuates the rock image I am trying to represent throughout my magazine.
I have also used the colour dark purple as I think it is a uni-sex colour- and due to my reader profile my ideal readers are almost 50/50 when it comes to sex. This colour isn’t used in most magazines so creates a brand identity for my own magazine.
Genre of music
For my music magazine I have decided to focus on the genre of Rock music. I decided to do this because this is an interest of mine and I feel the design of my magazine best represents that music, with the bold features such as the title of my features page with using the newspaper cut outs.
For my features page I decided that my artist should be an established artist as my readers are more likely to be interested in someone who is successful and well known. I have shown this by the informal mode of address making my readers feel like they are connected personally to ‘Roxy Rouge’ and being given ‘all access’ to her via the interview.
Success and failures
If I were able to re-do my features page I would try a different background to make it seem more spontaneous which fits the style features of my magazine.
However, overall I am happy with the outcome of my features page and think the photographs taken represent my artist well.