WHAT LAYOUT WILL YOU BE USING FOR YOURCONTENTS PAGE (THIS RELATES TO THE USE OFCOLUMNS AND GRIDS IN PLANNING YOURCONTENTS PAGE LAYOUT) AND WHY?I plan to have a very artistic and free flowing contents page. I tend to find that most magazines of the Indie genre use a very strict and ordered layout. It will look quite minimal but professional at the same time. I wanted to include a river/stream like graphic which runs from the top of the page to the bottom.
WHAT CODES AND CONVENTIONS WILL YOU BEUSING FROM YOUR CONTENTS PAGE RESEARCHAND WHY?Basic techniques such as including a page number next to the page title will be used.
WHAT four image shot types (this relates to the different types of shotused infilm, television, magazines or newspapers. These shots can have theirown connotations. A close-up is more intimate and personal. A low-angled shot makes objects look bigger and more powerful.) will you beusing for your Contents Page and WHY will they appeal to your potentialtarget audience?My contents will mostly contain Images of places rather than people as I think it the theme of „surroundings/setting‟ should be evident through out my contents page.
WHAT stories will you be including in yourContents Page and HOW will they be relatedto the images?The stories will be about Artists as well as events which take place in certain places. I will try and show this through the images of my contents page. I will also be including images of symbols/logos that relate to the artist with out having a picture of the artist themselves. I chose to do this because some of the artists in my contents page where already established, I would struggle to get primary images of them, so I decided to include images that relate to them which is a lot easier to get a hold of.
WHAT do you want these images to tell youraudience and WHY?They give my audience a brief insight about who the artist is. I studied ways into how to get a reader to turn to a certain page, and by including an image which does not give to much away, it intrigues them and makes them want to know more.
WHAT colour scheme (shades, tints andcolours) will you be using and WHY?I believe that by keeping the colour scheme consistent through out my Magazine really gives it a true Identity and brand. The main 3 colours you will find in my magazine is the Vibrant Blue along with the contrasting Black and white. I chose these colours as blue represents a spiritual being as well as the night. Another reason why I chose this colour because it connotes with the ocean/water. Themes of nature come up a lot in my magazine including the graphic stream that runs across the whole of my contents page. This ties in with the music as the artists that will feature in my magazine write intense and meaningful music. Nature is also an aspect with-in Indie/Hippy Culture.
WHAT essential information will be included inyour Contents Page e.g.Features, reviews, commentary and WHY?The magazine name(i-Magazine) will be included at the top of the page. Other information such as Page numbers will appear next to the Page titles.
HOW will you be arranging the information onyour contents page and WHY?As I‟ve mentioned before, the information will have no strict order. This realates to the theme of nature as a stream is free-flowing and has no strict pattern. I wanted to incorporate this idea into my design. The Page numbers well ascend as the stream goes on and gets closer to the bottom of the page. I also intend to play around with the perspective of the stream so realism can be achieved. I think this makes the information a lot more attractive to read to a person glancing at the page.
HOW will you make your Contents Page easyfor your audience to find the major cover storyor other stories?My magazine promotes Indie undiscovered music and therefore everyone gets an equal amount of coverage on the magazine. Magazine‟s such as NME like to Promote a particular band so immediately the readers believe they must me good. I like to leave the readers of my magazine to come up with there own verdicts on artists and not have methods such as more coverage blind them from what is talent. Therefore, every page number/title will be the dame through out, and the reader can flip to any page they wish.
WHAT type of fonts and font sizes (style oflettering used) will you be using for yourContents Page and WHY?The Type used in my magazine will also be consistent. The Front Page as well as contents will mostly (If not wholly) contain the Font “Bebas Neue”. I Believe this font gives my magazine an identity an iconic feel . I want the font as well as the other aesthetic to make my brand recognisable if seen.
WHAT type of images, graphics (i.e. Boxes, borders and rules) will you be using tomake your Contents Page easy to navigate by your target audience and WHY?WHAT four image shot types (this relates to the different types of shot used infilm, television, magazines or newspapers. These shots can have their ownconnotations. A close-up is more intimate and personal. A low-angled shot makesobjects look bigger and more powerful.) will you be using for your Contents Pageand WHY will they appeal to your potential target audience?WHAT stories will you be including in your Contents Page and HOW will they berelated to the images?WHAT do you want these images to tell your audience and WHY?WHAT colour scheme (shades, tints and colours) will you be using and WHY?WHAT essential information will be included in your Contents Page e.g. Features,reviews, commentary and WHY?HOW will you be arranging the information on your contents page and WHY?HOW will you make your Contents Page easy for your audience to find the majorcover story or other stories?WHAT type of fonts and font sizes (style of lettering used) will you be using for yourContents Page and WHY?