The magazine consists of a very                                              Some hip-hop magazines have                  ...
Feminine colour to attract female                                                               Many different fonts audie...
Supporting   typical hip-        hop  magazines, t    he models    consist of  jewelry and  this conveys  hip-hop and    i...
Teenagers                              Hip-Hop Fans                                   Young Adults                        ...
My magazine                                                            My magazine (left) supports a typical magazine     ...
Also the clear                                                           contents page                                    ...
The layout consisted of the models of both magazines being in  the middle. As well as the main cover-line being the bigges...
Audience are clearlyshown that this is the contents page withclear and bold writing      Dates are added        My content...
I have used and     developedconventions of a  typical hip-hopmagazine as I’ve come up with a    short catchyname that gra...
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  1. 1. The magazine consists of a very Some hip-hop magazines have The masthead also words that are part of the masthead bold masthead which makes it includes an outline which but smaller, different font style or clear for the target audience as makes the masthead different colour this creates morewell as the masthead colour being excitement for the audience and stand out even more in black so it contrasts with the emphasizes the masthead in general normally it’s the opposite and gives the front cover/magazine bright background colour to the masthead that extra oomph Different from other Similarly, my masthead is bold However I did not add any outline colours magazines, part of the and the font style is similar to as I feel the masthead already stands out masthead I had rotated vertically alongside the rest the masthead above and it’s from the background colour, by that it to create a unique brand really large in size as well as shows the music genre the magazine appearance whereby contrasted with the white comes from being hip-hop because it’s customers find it easier to background.remember the company logo vibrant and unique.
  2. 2. Feminine colour to attract female Many different fonts audience as well as males. Challenges were used within the hip-hop magazines because usually magazine so it canconsist of masculine colour background attract different audiences and this supports the traditional Challenges hip-hop magazine because of the hip-hop magazine asfemale rapper used on the front cover, gives a there are many fontsmasculine posture, holding jeans and learning used with the magazine forward. Also, clothes worn are masculine as to supply a sense ofwell as the extra props being the bandana and edginess as well as the the headphones. main cover-line being the largest font size withThe layout consisted of a colour palette being black white and yellow. The variation of colours were used for the the exception of the edginess and gives the magazine that look of style and main masthead. strength that signifies hip-hop in this generation. Masculine coloured background .. Model to another in (typical). Red, Blue & White. It portrays comparison to my the masculinity via the layout of the magazine the model is at magazine and the colours used. the centre stage while the cover lines are around her. Also it uses colour contrasts to make theSupports the stereotype of using a male rapper for magazine stand out, thea hip-hop magazine, posture in a masculine manner colour palette used foras if he’s going to fight which is thought to be more this layout are black, of a manly act. Topless with a lot of tattoos white and red. Both thesupports the masculinity not forgetting the jewelry models are looking at the as well. camera to show intensity and to make it out as if The layout of a typical magazine also consists of they are looking at thedifferent font styles as well as cover-lines being the audience which creates biggest excluding the masthead. However in this more involvementmagazine coverlines are shifted to one side and the..
  3. 3. Supporting typical hip- hop magazines, t he models consist of jewelry and this conveys hip-hop and it’s power also it’s an aspect one can show off with being how expensive the jewelry is. Evidently, the models used for hip-hop Supporting typical hip hop Even though having a female on the magazines would magazines, Props include front cover of a hip-hop magazine Looking at a typical hip-hop consist of jewelry Bandanas /hats as that is a key breaks the stereotype, masculine magazine we can analyze props as this signifies aspect of violence and gangs aspects are still used to portray that such as hats are worn so this hip-hop and it’s which is a huge part of the hip- hip-hop feel such as loose idea I took into account for my power that the hop genre. Also, the use of jeans, black trainers as well as loose magazine genre consists of.headphones emphasize that this black hood as we can see masculineis a music magazine so this helps colours are used and we get the the audience identify. idea even the female rappers This challenges the conventions of my magazine as the male models consist of a male personality. are wearing tight vests this also signifies hip-hop because it gives the audience a chance to see how ripped the rappers bodies are this shows physical power as well as showing a strong body language.
  4. 4. Teenagers Hip-Hop Fans Young Adults Due to the hip-hops unique sense of One of my target audience based upon my Another target audience are those excitement and youthfulness, the genre hip-hop magazine are teenagers. This is who already have an interest in hip- consists of a lot of contents that are not because there are a lot of hip-hop songs hop music. This target audience suitable for young children nor senior that talk about their pasts when they were will recognize the magazine from citizens because it involves reviews of teenagers themselves so this gives the it’s edgy look and one advantage different songs of different artists as well as young consumers an opportunity to relate being is that they take more gossip that involves sex, drugs, money, to the genre as well as teenagers having interest in the genre so they’ll be alcohol and many more which sums up hip- outspoken and bright personalities, this more fascinated by the aspects to hop in this day and age. Putting aside the relates to hip-hop magazine because the which my magazine provides. In gossip, the humour that my magazinemagazine itself has a vibrant and outspoken relation the artists that are in the magazine the audience will already consists are directed to young adults personality meaning giving the latest identify and establish who they are because of some of the aspects listed aboveinsight within the industry, reviewing songs that young adults might find interesting. and albums and many more.
  5. 5. My magazine My magazine (left) supports a typical magazine (up), uses (right) because it uses quotation marks to conventions of a develop the point that it is being discussed and typical hip-hop also lets the readers get involved by letting them magazine (down) My magazine (left) uses as well as develops a typical know who said what. This makes the point more because quotes a magazine (right) in the written content as it talks clearer as we know what they are talking about lyric by whoever theabout topics relating to the picture one the other side as well as creating excitement too. artist is and of the page. Also it purely talks about aspects to do whatever the topic iswith that particular artist or about the music, it never about. For example goes out of topic and the topic it talks about it goes my magazine (up) is straight to the point. Also in regards of presentation a review of a upcoming artist and both the magazines take advantage of using more she’s been criticized than one colour, this makes the page look more for her swearing unique and presentable. which is shown in the quote with the use of ‘****’
  6. 6. Also the clear contents page hints out like it’s a hip-hop The use of props and the costumes helps magazine due to to portray it’s a hip-hop magazine the layout and because of the use of baggy how thejeans, hoodies and bandanas. Looking at a contents page typical hip-hop magazine props such as itself is guns and the use of tattoos makes THE presented. SOURCE look like a hip-hop magazine. The use of extra coverlines on top of the magazine hints out that it’s part of a hip-hop genre as it relates to the masthead. The unorganized use of fonts and font style give us a sense that it’s a hip-hop magazine genre because typical hip-hop magazines are known for their edginess and due to this makes the magazine look more exciting and unpredictable.
  7. 7. The layout consisted of the models of both magazines being in the middle. As well as the main cover-line being the biggest with a clear masthead and sharing the same edginess. However, my masthead challenges the conventions of a typical hip-hop magazine because it only consists of one picture on the front cover whereas the typical magazine (right hand side) has more pictures towards the side of it however I feel by doing that it makes the magazine look more cheap. Also I’ve used one sold background colour whereas the typical magazine just used the whole picture itself for it’s background also the models are looking directly at the camera. The contents consist of different colours and sizes withinboth contents page. My magazine supports conventions of a typical hip-hop magazine as it has put the models towards one side in order to present the features of the contents page more clearly. I’ve taken advantage of the use ofnumbers to make it more easier for the readers to see whatpage shows which topic. I’ve also used a puff to create even more excitement to show what the magazine has to offer. The pictures of the double page spread are put towards one side of the page, while the title is clear and grabs the readers attention for example the page on the left (mins) shows clearly ‘good girls’ gone bad and grabs the readers attention as well as the page on the right saying life of the shooting star the font style and colour had helped both of the double page spread. Also the use of different colours for the writing content makes it look more approachable.
  8. 8. Audience are clearlyshown that this is the contents page withclear and bold writing Dates are added My contents page uses conventions of a typical hip hop magazine by shifting the features and text to one side of the page and making it clear what that topic is about, it uses contrasting colour with the background to make it more presentable and clear My magazine uses conventions of a typical magazine by numbering the topics so it becomes easier for the audience My magazine contents page uses the same conventions as a typical contents page by only having one picture and shifting it to one sideContrasting colours usedMy magazine also challenges conventions typical magazine because a typical magazine consists of a plain backgroundwhile I added a background with design in it to look more appealing and catch the eyes of the audience
  9. 9. I have used and developedconventions of a typical hip-hopmagazine as I’ve come up with a short catchyname that grabs the readersattention as well as developing it by adding ‘The’to it and rotating it so it becomes vertical, this isvery unique and due to that audience will realise the company name through theunique display of the mast head.

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