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  • EXISTING MAGAZINES Research
  • ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE Analysis
  • FRONT PAGEColour Scheme Overall lookThe colour on this front page is mostly based on dark colours as background, and lighter colours for the text. The overall look of this front page is truly carried out, andThis is a huge contrast, making the letters and different light-coloured objects more visible and making them they’ve made a clear «theme» thinking about the colours.«stand out». A gradient is also put into the background, and makes the area behind the man lighter and more The background is is dark and in neutral colours, but the«in focus». The most important objects on this site is made in green and orange. This colour stand out. The elements the editor want to give most attention is put incolour of the guitar is really different from the rest, and is a strong colour, something making also this one white and green, a colours (if white is defined as a colour)stand out who requires a lot of attention from a dark background.Photography Also the guitar is in a bright colour, something draggingThe main photography used here is a classic front page attention also to him. This gives a great impression, andpicture, showing one main person on a clean and simple show that the editor have thought a lot about the designbackground. It is probably shot in studio, and is a Writing Stylemedium shot. This photography show a classic guitar The text on this front page mostly consist of only words,player, not really special or abnormal from other people. names or short sentences to inform the reader of what’sHe is dressed in a clean and simple shirt, and not fixed interesting to read about inside the magazine. Thesehair or makeup in any way. words and sentences is catchy and drags attention, and isText/picture ratio sorted after genre to give a brief overview.On this front page, the main picture requires a lot of Publisherspace. But still, the editor have been able to put in a lot of The publisher of this magazine is Oyster House Media.informative text without taking to much attention This publisher publish a lot of different music magazines,Fonts including Acoustic (this magazine), Guitar Buyer,All the text on this page are the same font, or two or three Drummer, Bass, and one slightly different; RibMagazine.fonts that look like each other. These are all clear and Their audience is therefore mostly music lovers, but alsoeasy to read, and possibly chosen to show seriousness. the once who loves ribs.
  • CONTENT PAGEColour Scheme Overall lookThe content page, spread over to pages, consist mostly of neutral colours. Except for the different colours in The overall look of this content pages is truly carried out, andthe pictures, the colours are transparent black, white and dark blue, plus the numbers and two headlines in the colours and pictures is mixed together in a great way. Allred (one of them is an advertise). The usage of only few and neutral colours gives this magazine a clean and the colours is neutral, and the pictures and text is sorted reallyserious look, and gives us a great overview of the most important inside the magazine. If you want to look organized, something making the page more professional.where to find something inside the magazine, you won’t have problems looking it up on the content page.Photography Writing StyleThe different pictures here is mostly clean All the writing on this contentpictures, without to much information. page is describing the articleExamples of this is the first and the second behind. The text under eachpicture, showing only a man and a clean picture/new article consist ofbackground. Some of these pictures provide one headline, and a short texta little bit more information, but theres describing the articlenever any doubt who’s in center and is the Fontsimportant object of the picture, something All the text on this page aremaking the magazine more orderly. the same font, or two or threeText/picture ratio fonts that look like eachThe first of these two pages provide a lot other. These are all clear, andof pictures, and not that much text. This possibly chosen to showhelp making a great order, and makes the seriousness. The font ispage «attractive». The second page is mostly easy to read, but themore informative, with a lot more text font in the description text onthen pictures. The mixture of these two the second page is a little bitpages make the content pages both to thininteresting and informative
  • BROAD SPREADColour Scheme Writing StyleThe broad spread page, spread over to pages, consist of one text colour, and one The text is built up with one short main headline, an ingress giving a teaser about thepicture. The text colour is black, and the background of the picture is grey. This broad rest of the text, and the main article. The main article is mostly a long text separatedspread don’t have a lot of colours. The only picture is of a man in a black sweater, with in different paragraphs, and a little quote-box. The text is a little bit teasing in theblack glasses, grey beard. The only «colour» on this page is his skin colour. This beginning, only making hints to what the rest of the text will be about. The text isremoves a lot of energy from this double page, making it a bit sad made easy to read trough massive changing between plain text and interview.PhotographyAs mentioned before, there’s only one Text/picture ratiopicture on this page. This picture uses whole This double-page is separatedthe double page, but the right side do only into two. One side of it is onlyhave the picture’s grey background. On the picture, and one side is onlyleft side is the man. It’s a sad picture of him text. This gives the page alooking down without smiling, and the serious look, but still a littleneutral and boring colour help removes the bit boring and not som fun toenergy. read, and the text seems to go on forever.Overall lookThe look of this page is serious and elegant,but still a little bit sad and unpleasant. The Fontscolours is made really boring, and is not The font is the samedragging your attention. The separation throughout the whole page. Itbetween picture page and text page is the is a clear, elegant and easy toone most interesting thing, and is the one read font, but still a little bitthing making it most elegant. rustic, matching the text
  • R2 - ROCK’N’REEL Analysis
  • FRONT PAGEColour Scheme Overall lookThe colours on this front page is mostly made up by the main picture, and the text colour. The picture have The overall look of this front page is really elegant, anddarker colours; dark blue background, and the women is wearing a mostly black dress. The girl, who is the the editor have done a great job using a picture from a«lightest» object in the picture, stand out because of the difference in colour. The editor of this magazine have live performance as a front page. The colours are neutral,chosen to have only one colour on the text; white. This is the fact throughout the whole text. and the background is well coloured, and it’s able to setPhotography the focus on the woman instead of dragging attentionThe photography on this front page is a natural and itself.realistic picture from a live performance. It’s not setup as the picture in the Acoustic magazine, but is Writing Styletaken in the same angle as the audience, low angle, The text on this front page mostly consist of only words,making it more familiar for the readers. The Lady names or short sentences to inform the reader of what’sin front is in focus, and the background out of interesting to read about inside the magazine. Thesefocus, something giving her all importance. She’s words and sentences is catchy and drags attention, but isalso smiling, something that drag attention. not sorted in a good way, something making the frontText/picture ratio page a bitThere’s not a lot text on this front page, somethinggiving the main photograph a lot of importance. PublisherThe main picture is the one object on this page The publisher of this magazine is R2 - Rock’n’Reel. As farproducing most information about what’s inside. as I was able to find out, this publisher don’t publish anyFonts other magazines then this one, probably giving thisAll the text on this page are the same font, only in magazine a lot importance for the publisher, makingdifferent sizes. The font is really thick, making it them put an extra amount of energy making thisclear and easy to read, possibly chosen to drag magazine good.attention, something the text do in a great way.
  • CONTENT PAGEColour Scheme Overall lookThe different colours of the content page is mostly given trough the pictures. The pictures on the right side The overall look of this content page is elegant, but stilland bottom provide a huge mess of different colours, not matching in any way. The pictures changes from not optimal. It looks great, but the loss of text for theblack-and-white, to studio pictures and pictures in green nature. This make the colours a bit messy, and a lot pictures pull the overall look of the whole page down aof energy is provided. The part of the side without pictures, is a huge contrast; white background with dark bit. The photographs used is also a bit too differentblue headlines. The rest of the text is black. from each other, something making the impression aPhotography bit messy.The pictures on this page is a huge mess. There is a lot of Writing Styledifferent pictures put together, and none of them is like All the writing on this content page is describing theeach other, and none is neutral. Only three of the eight article behind the number. The text in relation to eachpictures do have a neutral background, and the different number consist of one headline, and a short textpictures changes from black-and-white, to studio pictures describing the articleand pictures in green nature. The only similarity is thatmost of them is posed. Fonts The fonts used on this page, are a bit different. The oneText/picture ratio used in the headlines is a cool font, and is oftenThis content page is separated almost in two; text and associated with design and elegance. The other fontspictures, not mixed. This gives an elegance and great order, used is regular reading fonts that’s easy to read.and it looks great. But one problem here is the pictures.There’s 8 pictures without any text, only page number. Apicture tell nothing about what the article is all about,unless it do have a short text.
  • BROAD SPREADColour Scheme Writing StyleThis broad spread consist of mainly darker colours in both pictures and text, The text is built up with one funny and interesting headline, a really short ingress (if I canprimarily black. In addition, the editor have chosen to make the first letter, and the call it so) giving an impression of what the rest of the text will be about, and the mainquote in a slightly different colour; dark green. The dark colours, on a white article filling two pages. The main article is mostly a long text separated in differentbackground, gives an expression of different acoustic instruments then earlier paragraphs, and a quote-box. The beginning gives a short introduction and tell about whatmentioned, and perhaps a bit rougher music. we’re going to hear about, and the rest of the text is well put together with a mixture ofPhotography quotes and informative text.In this broad spread, there’s two pictures of Overall lookmainly the same. One in colour, and one overall, the look is really cool.black and white. These are taken in the dark, They’ve made the whole designand pictures a guy with long hair and of the double-page stretchedsunglasses playing an electric guitar. All upwards, with high fonts in thethese factors produce a rough picture of this headline, and vertical pictures.guy and his music. The white spaces with no text is also going upwards, and theText/picture ratio columns are thinner thanThis broad spread consist of one big picture, normal, both making the pageon smaller one, and the rest text. Therefore, feel higher.there’s a lot more text then pictures. Still, the Fontseditor, for some reason, have chosen to make As mentioned, the fonts inbox’es in the middle of the text without the headline and quote-box isanything at all. This clean lungs makes it all stretched upwards, makinga lot easier to read, and gives the pages a lot the page higher. The font inmore air. the rest of the text is a regular easy-to-read font
  • ACOUSTIC GUITAR Analysis
  • FRONT PAGEColour Scheme Overall lookThe colours on this front page is mostly made up by the main picture, background, the text colour, and maybe The overall look of this front page is really elegant andthe most important object; the logo. The picture is in black and white, with a black background, making it all carried out, and the editor have done a great job using amonotone. The text surrounding the picture is in brighter colours, dragging a lot of attention. The orange and picture from a live performance as a front page. A neutralwhite colours are in great contrast to the background, making them stand out. The most attention-dragging but elegant picture is surrounded by informative text.object on this page is probably the logo, with it’s totally different colour from the rest of the page. Probably the most important element on this page, thePhotography logo, is in a totally different colour, dragging a lot ofThe photography on this front page is a natural and attention and making us remember the name easily.realistic picture from a live performance. It’s not set up as Writing Stylethe picture in the Acoustic magazine, but seems like a The text on this front page mostly consist of only words,picture taken in low-res by one in the audience, but not names or short sentences to inform the reader of what’staken in low-angle as the «Rock’n’Reel» magazine. The interesting to read about inside the magazine. Theseblack and white, in addition to the lighting, makes the words and sentences is catchy and drags attention. Theguitar stand out. information is given in a way so we easily understand theText/picture ratio context, making it more interesting than theOn this front page, the main picture requires a lot of «Rock’n’Reel» Magazine.space. But still, the editor have put in a lot of informativetext, surrounding the picture without interrupting the Publisherinformation the picture produces. The publisher of this magazine is String Letter Publishing. In addition to the «Acoustic Guitar»Fonts magazine, this publisher do also publish aOn this page, different fonts are used. One really classy magazine called «Strings», a magazine forfont is used as the headliner-font (for the yellow-orange people playing instruments inside the violintext), and all thicknesses is used. Also one font more is family. This publisher’s audience is thereforeused; a lot more anonymous font. mostly music lovers and music players.
  • CONTENT PAGEColour Scheme Overall lookThe different colours of this content page is mostly based on a yellow-like type of colour. This is a type of The overall look of this page is absolutely elegant, andcolour making the page seem a bit old fashioned. This type of yellow also matches the colours in the only carried out. It’s obvious that the editor tries to give thepicture on this page, that also, trough its colours, gives an impression of an old-fashioned instrument. The page an old fashioned look, something he/she is successfulcolours used for the text (without the headlines) is black, making it easy to read. with. The picture and rest of the text is mixed together in aPhotography great way, and is organized making it seem moreThere’s only one picture on this content page, professional. The most important articles is listed in thelocated in the upper left. This is a neutral and clean white box, a area dragging a lot of attention, and they arepicture; black background, and only a few different all sorted in an organized way.colours throughout the whole photography, making Writing Stylethe picture clean, simple, and delicate/elegant to All the writing on this content page is describing the articlelook at. This is probably a picture shot in studio, and behind the number. The text in relation to each numberis shot in high angle, looking down on the consist of one headline, and a short text describing theinstrument. article. FontsText/picture ratio The fonts used on this page, are a bit different. One reallyThis content page contain mostly text, and only a classy font is used as the headliner-font (for the yellow-slightly small picture in upper left (small compared orange text), and all the different thicknesses is usedto the space used for text). The rest of the page, that throughout the whole page. Also one font more is used; acosist of text related to articles inside the magazine, lot more anonymous font.is sorted in who columns. This separation gives thepage an elegant look.
  • BROAD SPREADColour Scheme Writing Style Overall lookThis broad spread consist of mainly darker colours in both The text is telling the story about several builders of guitars, and their life The overall look of these twopictures and text, primarily black, on a white background. The stories. It is set up as a biography, of course not that detailed. Still, the text pages are absolutely great, andonly colours is shown trough the guitars in the three pictures, a gives a great overview of these different persons and personalities, and really carried out. The waycolour similar to the once on the guitar on in the content page, what they’ve done throughout their life. Mixing together descriptions of both text and pictures areeven though the guitars shown here is in three different places, referrals to their life stories and quotations, the writer have made mixed together is elegant, andcolourtypes. These three guitars is made in wood, also making this text both easy and interesting to read. the pictures are clean andtheir colours wood-like. simple.Photography FontsIn this broad spread, there’s three pictures of It seems like the editor havemainly the same, only three different guitars. picked out the pictures of thisThese are pictures taken in a studio; clean page with great care, and hadblack background and well lit up main a carried out idea of what thisobjects. They are all neutral and clean, but page should make anstill very delicate and gives an impression of impression of. A classic andelegance. non-modern font is used forText/picture ratio the headline, a style matchingOn these two pages, there’s mostly pictures both the setting in the textand not that much text. The headline and and the pictures. The rest ofingress-like intro on the top requires a lot of the text is written in a fontspace, but except of this you can say the page thats easy to read without anyis separated into four columns, three of these struggle.are filled with pictures. This may give a greatelegance, but probably present a little bit tooless information.