This magazine has a typicalconvention of copy as there is a useof 3 main colours (blue, yellow andwhite) The masthead is in blue whichmay signify that the magazine istargeting boys. The ring on the artistsfinger represents the “bling” culturethat emphasises the point that thismagazine is aimed at young boys(aged 16-25) The word “Swagger” inred is done in a typical graffiti stylethat is normally associated with theartist and the genre of music heproduces. The term may be easilyrecognisable to fans of the genre.
The masthead for this magazine’s font iscovered in diamonds, and is significant tothe audience as it represents the “bling”culture associate with the genre that themagazine specialises in. Also in the mainimage, the large chains around the twoartists neck emphasises the stereotypethat all artists associated with that culturefind jewellery important. The tattoos onthe artists make them seem masculinewhile at the same time, their pose can beseen as slightly homo-erotic. Finally atthe top right of the magazine it says “10thAnniversary our biggest issue ever!” Thiswill influence potential consumers to buythe product because from that phrase, theaudience can infer that the magazine iswell established and may have usefulcontent inside.
The colour scheme for this magazineseems very gothic as black is used quitea lot. The typography is consistentthroughout the main pieces of text. Alsothe masthead is a bright red box whichwould easily catch a consumers eye in astore; the logo is also easilyrecognisable. The main image has animage of a music artist in a gothic stylethat typically wouldn’t be expected ofher. The 3 words “CHERYL COLEROCKS” may entice the potentialconsumers to infer that the artist hashad a change in music style (Rock isn’ther typical genre as she has never madea song that could easily be associatewith rock) This change in style mayinfluence the consumer to buy it to findout the reasons for her change. Themagazine also seems to have two typesof music embedded into it which are Rapand Rock (the artists in the additionalcover lines)