Masthead Red, black and white colour scheme, house style of NME magazine simple but eye-catching Main cover line – anchors the image Barcode & Price Background – graffiti and patterned floor reflects the personality of the artist Footer Main Image – reinforces the genre of the magazine Bright red flash to follow recognised house style of NME Header Mix of sans serif and serif fonts Masthead Masthead Masthead The usual target audience for NME would be 15 – 24 year old males interested in indie rock music, this NME issue is less stereotypical with the upcoming (at the time) rap artist Dizzee Rascal on the front attracting specifically black 15 – 24 males, widening NME target audience.
Masthead Main Image – made to look like a photograph Bands listed with page numbers with colours following NME house style Mix of serif and sans serif fonts . Date – tells the reader the date the magazine was issued. Sub-headings – white font on a black background making it stand out Subheadings tell the reader what is on each page Banner to emphasise the masthead. Subheading to anchor the main image The target audience for this NME contents page is quite a range. In comparison to the cover, the contents is more aimed at any male from 15 – 24 and could even appeal to women as there is a young women in the main image.
The headline is a take on the phrase ‘rags to riches’. ‘tags to riches’ tells the audience that the article is going to be about Dizzee’s past and how he has escaped crime since becoming a well known rap artist. The busy background of graffiti makes Dizzee stand out but also emphasises what his life was like before becoming famous. The by-line gives and indication to what the article is going to be about. Big bold headline in black to make it stand out, and a serif font . The image of the broken bottles of alcohol indicate what Dizzee Rascal’s lifestyle was like before he became famous. The target audience of this article is mainly going to be Dizzee’s fans as they will be the people who are interested in knowing about his lifestyle before fame. People that aspire to be like him will want to know how he got there. The copy is in 4 columns to make it clear to read and look neater on the page.