Analysis of similar or contrasting magazines


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Analysis of similar or contrasting magazines

  1. 1. Analysis of similar/ contrasting magazines<br />
  2. 2. Kerrang Front Cover<br />Mast head is almost hidden by artists<br />Image takes up most of the background. Not all smiling and some don’t have eye contact<br />Props fit in with the sell line<br />Big, bold font. Centre of the page<br />Play on sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll cliché<br />A free gift<br />Barcode in bottom right<br />Thumbnails of different bands<br />Colour scheme of yellow, red and white<br />Footer with band names<br />
  3. 3. NME Front Cover<br />Masthead partially hidden by artist. Block colour and bold<br />Colour scheme of yellow, red and white<br />Quote from the interview<br />Eye contact with audience, no smile. Outfit fits in with colour scheme<br />Plain background<br />Sell lines enclosed in shapes to emphasise them and so they stick out<br />Big, bold. Largest font on the magazine<br />Footer lists other bands<br />
  4. 4. SmashHits Front Cover<br />Masthead is two different colours. Largest font on the cover<br />Image fits in with the sell line (vs.) ready for battle<br />Rhetorical question to engage audience<br />Celeb gossip<br />Thumbnails on the page<br />Colour scheme of yellow, green, pink and blue<br />Free gift. Emphasised by colour<br />Language popular with young girls<br />Part of magazine sectioned off<br />
  5. 5. Kerrang Contents Page<br />An editor’s letter and an image of the next issue<br />Title. Biggest font and contrasts with the black<br />Contents page sectioned to different headings<br />Many different thumbnails and their page no. underneath. Also a little summary<br />A notice to persuade reader to subscribe<br />Colour scheme: red, white and yellow<br />
  6. 6. NME Contents Page<br />Title, the red contrasts with the white<br />Many other thumbnails<br />One image larger than the rest. Includes word ‘exclusive’ which entices the reader<br />Colour scheme: Red, black and white<br />Page numbers in red, and artists name is bold and black<br />Recurring features in the magazine<br />
  7. 7. SmashHits contents page<br />Assumes regular buyer<br />Title is the biggest font. Black contrasts with white<br />An editor’s letter makes magazine seem friendlier<br />Many different thumbnails<br />All the different pages. Numbers in red and artist is bold and black<br />Colour scheme: Red, black and white<br />
  8. 8. Kerrang Double Page<br />Uses word ‘exclusive’<br />Headline is quote<br />Main text<br />Colour scheme: Red, white and black<br />One main image then smaller thumbnails<br />
  9. 9. NME Double Page<br />Headline is quote<br />Text in columns<br />One big image<br />Drop down letter<br />Colour scheme: Red, black and white<br />
  10. 10. SmashHits Double Page<br />One side taken up by image<br />Text surrounds the images.<br />Quote in red splits text<br />Colour scheme: Blue, red and white<br />
  11. 11. Features I would like to use<br />I like the idea of having one main image that takes up all/ most of one side of the A4 page<br />Main colours are red, black and white. However my audience wants blue so I will change red to blue<br />Most of the text is in columns creates a nice layout- conventional<br />Artists standing in front of the masthead<br />unSigned<br />
  12. 12. Continued… <br />Quote from the interview as the main sell lines<br />An editor’s letter to show friendliness<br />Thumbnails on the contents page so it is not so blank<br />Quotes put into the main text on the double page to break it up and entice readers<br />unSigned<br />