I did a questionnaire asking people what type of magazines they preferred andthe results showed that Music magazines are the most popular magazines amongmy age group.
What product research did you do – talk aboutcomparing the magazine covers / contents pagesSay what you leant from them… eg my resultsshowed I should included cover lines and a bold fontas my title so in my magazine I included this…. Usemages rom your research I compared to magazine covers, a magazine which promotes andadvertises pop/chart music and one that does the same but forrock/alternative music I found that the pop magazine used a lot morebolder colours and fonts where as the rock magazine used more colourslike red/black and white which can usually be associated with rockmusic.
This is my logo design I created it onphoto shop using the font Imprint MTShadow. I have chosen this logo touse because it is simple but bold andit catches your eye.
Show the images youedited for your cover saywhat you did and why youthink it worked wellThese are the two images I usedfor my magazine cover. I made oneof the images portrait so that itwould fit better on my magazinefront cover, I have edited thebrightness on the pictures to makethem seem more brighter andstand out more and changed thecontrast to make the images lookclearer and more vibrant. I thinkthey work well because they bothlook very happy together on themand the guitar makes it look likethere actually musicians.
I aimed to create a pop magazineso I looked at another popmagazine ‘Top of the Pops’ to getmy inspiration on the covers ofthis magazine I noticed that theyuse a lot of images and textposts to hook people in. On mymagazine to make it look like apop magazine I have used a lot ofimages and headlines. I haveused bright colours to make itstand out and hook lines such as‘Free posters’ to make peoplewant to buy the magazine more.Because my magazine is aimed atpre-teens I have used a lot ofpopular music stars on the coverso they will want to buy it more.
For my contents page I again gotmy inspiration from Top of thePops magazine. I have usedbright clear font so that it iseasier to read and includedpictures on what is inside themagazine to encourage to buyerto read on.
For my double page spread I had to squish it all together as I didn’t havemuch space to work with so I couldn’t include a picture but I have filledall the articles and used clear fonts. Through out the magazine I haveused the same fonts and colour schemes so that it is consistent throughout and looks better.
I have asked my class mates to give me information on what they thinkof my magazine I created a questionnaire and have displayed the resultsbelow.
I think I handled the time management on getting my pictures well and Ihad a clear plan and idea of what I wanted my magazine to look like.
I would improve on how quickly it actually took me to make a start onthis project and get into it but other than that I think everything elsewent quite well.