My front cover is for RK magazine , I used adobe photoshop to create the magazine, this can be seen in the making of my products. It features a model holding an electric guitar as the main picture, centre frame, this gives the instant image of a rock magazine due to the outfit and props, overall I am proud of the front cover as it displays great technical abillity, if i were to make on again i would love to do a band shoot with more than one model.
The contents page follows the same theme as the front cover but i try to keep it simple so the contents is easily seen. It features a shot of a guitar riff centre frame and sell line to get readers to subscribe. The contents page was very successful in my opinion as it got the message it intended across very well and stayed to the magazine theme.
The double page spread is on the cover artist, The FOO, it features a photograph of the artist and an interview with him. The double page spread follows the theme of the magazine as well. My favourite part of the spread is the photography, as think the picture is great at capturing the audiences attention.
In what ways does your music magazine us, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real music magazines
In my magazine I use traditional techniques such as a theme i follow (the red stripe), a main artist feature, a title masthead and traditional sell lines. My magazine does not really challenge conventions in many ways.
How does your music magazine represent different social groups?
My magazine mainly represents a youth rock scene with acts such as a young rock artist however on the front cover there is a list of all the artists covered in the magazine, this would widen the appeal as it could cover a wider genre of people.
To attract the audience I used big bright and bold pictures and sell lines such as a free poster. To address the audience I used a simplistic style of typing keeping my words clear from pictures for easy reading.
What have I learnt in progression from the preliminary
In the process of the task my Photoshop and general computing skills have developed greatly and i am now confident i could edit an image in a way that would be use to me. My time keeping skills was drawn to attention and we tried to fix the lack of organisation. Overall i am pleased with my delopment.