Analysis of Professional Double Page SpreadsPresentation Transcript
Double Page Spread Magazine Analysis
Codes & Conventions Of Double Page Spreads• Main ImageOn the left hand side (Because this is the first page you see when reading a magazine)ORThe background image of the two pages• TitleA few words that relate to the artist and articleORA quote from the artist/band• TextArranged in columns, usually 2-4• Page Number and LogoUsually in the bottom right hand corner
Codes & Conventions Of Double Page Spreads• Pull QuotesQuotes taken from the artist/band, that are placed in the middle of the text. (To break it up)• Other ImagesUsually on the second or even third page of the double page spread. Relevant to the article•Drop CapThe first letter of a paragraph/section being enlarged, and in different font• Colour SchemeSimple (Only a small select of colours) - Suitable to the genre of the magazine and artist/band
NME This is a typical example of a double page spread from NME, in which one page is taken up entirely by one image, which is a conventional feature for double page spreads.BuzzwordsAt the top of each corner, is Titlethe word "Live!“. This Is in the centre of the magazine (almost). Also,suggests to the reader that is in a bold font whichthis article has all the latest makes it stand out, and sonews and information. attracts the readers attention. Only a few words long which makes it short andSimple Colour Scheme snappy - Quicker andOnly a small variety of easier to read.colours have been used :Pink, Black and White.This is so the double page Textspread looks professional Is arranged in 3 columnsand clean (rather than with a font size of 11pt. Thisuntidy). is another traditional feature of double page spreads.Page Number and LogoPositioned in the bottom right Other Imageshand corner of the second Have been used on the second page. These are not as big as the mainpage image on the first page. These relate to the article content. They add variety to the article, make it more enjoyable to read.
Q This double page both follows and deviated the codes and conventions of a double page spread. Title ‘lady GAGA’Main Image It is very short which willAgain, is a traditional example instantly attract the readersof a double page spread as the attention. It is also the name ofimage is on the first page, and the artist featured in thecovers the whole of the page. article.Colour Scheme TextThere isn’t really a colour The text is arranged in 3scheme of the article as such columns, and the font is 11pt.as it is rather plain, however it This is also a traditional featuredoes follow the colours of the of a double page spread.magazine itself. Which are;Red, Black and White. Page Number and LogoDrop Cap Placed in the bottom rightThe article contains 3 of these. This double page spread deviates the codes and convention hand cornerTwo in the text, and one over because it doesn’t contain any other images, which makes itthe top of the text. The one slightly more interesting. The impression you get from looking atover the top of the text shows the article is that it is very serious and straight to the point. Also, itimportance what with it being doesnt contain any quotes/pull quotes.red.