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Magazine analysis

  1. 1. The Masthead BannerAs soon as you see the In this case it shows what Genre’sMasthead, ‘Rocksound’ you know can be inside the magazine, this is The Main Imagestraight the way what the magazine also placed at the top with the The main image will be placed so thatwill contain the reason they have Masthead so readers can see it. when you see the magazine on theplaced it at the top is because when shelf you can see the band or artistyou are looking at a shelf you will be that is on the front cover. This coverable to spot the magazine issue, it also consists of ‘Skrillex’ who has a sort offits in perfectly with the Black, White menacing look on his face, manyand Light blue colour scheme which magazines will tell artist or bands tothey have also thought about. apply a certain look or pose which will make the reader almost feel like the band/artist are staring at them. In aCover Lines way he also fits in with the colourThe cover line is clear and easy to see scheme as he is wearing fairlyas it stands out from everything else on minimalistic style clothing, it is alsothe magazine because it doesn’t fit into mostly black therefore fits in.the colour scheme/theme. This CoverLine ‘Welcome To The Future’ has beenplaced there in a different colour toeverything else to gain the readers Barcodeattention and make them want to The only reason that the barcodeinvestigate and read further into the is there is because it has to be asmagazine. it is the best place to put it in order to scan it easier, the Freebies makers have also thought aboutStrap Lines Most magazines contain some sort where to put it because theyStrap Lines are used to tell the audience or of freebies such as things like have made it fairly small and outreader what consists inside the magazine, In posters, stickers, CD’s etc. of the way in variation to thethis case they relate to what genre the Furthermore, some magazines even other things that are surroundingmagazine is. This link would be apparent in all contain competitions where you the magazine.types of music magazine. They are also used to can win a prize.entice reader to buy the magazine.
  2. 2. Freebies This is another good aspect to have on the front cover of a magazine, because it entices the reader or audience to buy it as it is free. The MastheadInformation/Insight The Masthead in all magazines inThis is a good thing to include on the usually placed near the top of thefront of a magazine because it gets front cover, this is because thethe reader involved by says audience or readers can see whats‘Mix, Match, Make Your Own Super on the front cover straight thegroup!’ this will make the reader or way, this magazine has a colouraudience feel as though they are scheme or theme of three colourstaking part in something which will Blue, White and Pink and the titlemake them more likely to buy the fits in perfectly as it is both Whitemagazine. and Blue. The MastheadGuides ‘KERRANG!’ gives the sound of aThis is also a good thing to place on guitar being strummed, thereforethe front cover of a magazine because you know that the magazine isit entices the reader or audience and going to be of a ‘Rocky’ style.makes them want to readmore, Furthermore, it contrasts withthe colour scheme making it standout. BarcodeStrap Lines Just like all magazines theMost magazines have a strap line or sometimes two so that they can barcode will be on the front soinformation the reader what is going to be inside the magazine such as it makes it easier for thePosters, Reviews, Interviews, Stickers etc. This can prove to be very useful scanner, also they place it in abecause you will then find out if you want to buy the magazine or not. This position where it is out of theIssue of ‘KERRANG!’ has two strap lines, one at the top and another place at way so it doesn’t take up spacethe bottom. The one at the top is placed there so that you can see it on the and get in the way of othershelf just like the Masthead. information.
  3. 3. Guides/NewsAlike the second magazine that I did analysis on this one contains a guide, this The Mastheadwill attract the reader’s attention and make them want to buy the magazine Much like the other two thebecause it says ‘Massive Xmas and New Year’s Party Guide’ this will make Masthead is placed at the top soreaders want to read on and find out what is going on. This stands out from the that when it is placed on the shelfcolour scheme, which will also help the magazine get attention. you will be able to see what the magazine is. The producers of theCover Lines magazine have thought about theThis cover Line ‘U.S. Dubstep name of the Masthead ‘mixmag’Explosion’ fits in nicely with the as the contents of the magazinecolour scheme as it is white, It has contains a varied amount ofbeen placed there so everybody that Dance music and I suppose thebegins to read the magazine can see name refers to a DJ. The Mastheadit. It also makes readers want to read for the magazine also fits in withfurther into the magazine by saying the colour scheme that the‘U.S. Dubstep Explosion!’ this gives makers have chose for this issue.the sentence an Onomatopoeia asExplosion sounds like the noise that Barcodecomes from ‘Dubstep’. The barcode on this cover looks as though it fits into the backgroundThe Main Image as they are both white, thereforeThis is placed where it is because it doesn’t look noticeable as muchwhen the magazine is on a shelf the as other barcodes. I think that thisaudience can see what is in the is a good aspect to have consistingmagazine making them want to pick Free CD on the front cover of a magazine,it up if it was something that they This is a good addition to the front cover so I might take that idea andlike. Many magazines ask of the magazine because it entices a develop it. The barcode on mostArtist/Bands to make a pose, but as reader to buy the magazine as they will magazines also contains the priceyou can see this is a cartoon of see a magazine that contains something next to it along with what issue‘Skrillex’ who is on a bomb this free, this magazine will have an advantage the magazine is.could symbolise the music Genrethat is in the magazine over other magazines because of this.
  4. 4. The Main Image As you can see ‘Skrillex’ has been placed away from all the other righting which is on the left side of the page so that the audience can see who he is, and who is behind the work that he does. I would say that he has been asked by the magazine manufacturer to do a certain pose in order to fit in with the rest of the magazine.Lettering Style Colour SchemeThe lettering and The colour schemeparagraphing on this for the magazine isdouble page spread Red, White and Grey.(DPS) is fairly standard A lot of magazinesbecause of the rows it use this colourhas been placed scheme because theinto, but it begins with colours merge and fita large letter ‘T’ which in well together. Forhas been given the my magazine I shallcolour red, I would be using a coloursay that this stands scheme ofout from the rest of Black, White andthe page because Purple to make it fitthat’s the first thing in with my Genre ofthat catches your music.attention. Once a Quotationreader has seen this This quotation given by ‘Skrillex’ shows that he is determined in the work thatthey may go on to he does, reader’s that like ‘Skrillex’ might want to then read on through theread more about the magazine about him and what he is be going to do in the future, so thereforeArtist/Band. this has been placed on the Double Page Spread to entice the audience.
  5. 5. The Main ImageThe main image of Colour Schemethis Double Page The colour scheme of this magazine (Red, White and Black) is the usual colourSpread shows the scheme for a lot of magazines today. These colour work together to get theband, they are readers attention very well as the Red contrasts with the White as you can seedressed in fairly dark with the title of this magazines Double Page Spread ‘Teen Spirit’.clothing, I would saythat they have been Paragraphing andtold to do this or Letteringhave been given the The style that thecostumes by the writing has beenmanufacturers so paragraphed is prettythat they fit in with normal how it hasthe colour scheme been set out intothat the magazine three bighas. They have also columns, but at thebeen told to do a start of all the writingpose and the image the manufacturer hashas been placed put a large letter ‘R’away from the this makes thewriting. writing stand out a bit more as it has Quotation also been given the The quotation of this Double Page Spread is “I Just Love Dancing And colour Red, some Screaming” this gives the effect that the band are similar to the quotation and readers may possibly that they can make people dance and scream because of their music, this read on if they see could make the reader want to read on throughout the Double Page Spread. this.
  6. 6. Colour SchemeThe colour scheme of the contents page is the same as most magazine and the same as a lot of themagazines that ‘Q’ make, the colours involved work well together and contrast perfectly that is whymost magazine manufacturers use these colours.The Main Image ReviewThe main image portrays a A review is a good thing toband who give quite an include on the contents page asintimidating image, this is it will make the audience andbecause the camera angle that readers want to read furtherthe magazine manufacturers and more deeper into thehave chosen is a low shot. The magazine to get an inside inband go pretty well with the what the band are about andcolour scheme, as you can see what is coming up in the futurethey are dressed in dark and that involves the band. By thedull colours such as Blacks, side of the review there is aWhites and Greys this is trademark which is in every ‘Q’because they need to fit in with magazine containing a red boxthe rest of the colours that are with the letter ‘Q’ inside thisinvolved in this contents page attracts attention, and if you’rewhich are classic ‘Q’ Magazine a regular reader of ‘Q’ magazinecolours, Red, White and Black. you will know that they are placed aside something that isLayout important such as a review. OrThe contents page has a fairly neat lay out with the page numbers and where it says Contents forinformation on one side and then the image on the other, the page example.numbers are an attraction on this contents page because they have beencoloured Red this makes them stand out and get the readers attention.
  7. 7. Colour Scheme This Contents page has gone for a different approach on the way the colours scheme is because it has been coloured Yellow, White and Black. This gives it an edge and makes the magazine stand out to the other magazines as it contains different colours instead of the usual Red, White and Black scheme. The Main Image Layout The main image on this The layout of the contents contents page has been page has been displayed in a placed above the classic ‘KERRANG!’ style with writing, this is different to the edgy writing and the big other contents pages as bold lettering that consists they usually have the image throughout all of their on the left or to the right of magazines and gives a good the page. Furthermore, The image on how they present image has been placed to their work, it also links in with give it importance and the genre that ‘KERRANG!’ dominance as it covers half cover as there magazines are of the page. The backdrop shown to give a dark and of the image is dark this gothic display just like the could be reflecting the band bands/artists do. It has also and the music that they play been displayed in a fairly busy could contain a dark or evil way which is ‘KERRANG’s usual sound. style that they go about.InformationA lot of information has been placed onto the bottom half of this contents page to give an insight to thereader/audience so they know what is in the magazine and so that they are aware of what they are goingto be reading about.
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