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  • 1. Sell lines at the top of the page with reference to which page it is on. The fact that they are at the top makes the readers look at the content of the page first. This is because we normally read from the top. This feature will draw audiences in as they will be interested in the content of the cover.Mast heading at the top of the page. The mask head is big and bold and followed the same house style from the previous Billboard magazine’s making it recognisable to the readers.1457325-285750<br />Image of an object in the centre of the page. (Big)Shadow from the object shows a 3D effect.Plain background in colour (green) makes it look simple and not too busy. This makes the text stand out and the magazine look simple and clear. <br />Simple and eye-catching at the same time. Image is edited to combined new technology with old. This makes the image interesting to the audience. <br />Mask heading at the top left of the page. This is the same in every issue making it recognisable.151447558420<br />Image centre of the page (Large in Medium long shot) over lapping some text<br />Main topic also in centre of the page “LADY GAGA”<br />Circle over text to bring attention to the information inside it.Black boarder makes the magazine look presentable and also gives a fact at the top saying that it is the UKs biggest magazineBarcode at bottom right, where most barcodes are placesSell lines on both sides of the page telling the audience what is inside the magazine.Plain grey background makes text stand out.<br />Mast heading at the top of the page. Has the same house style in every magazine making it recognisable to the audience that buy it. The mask head is big and bold.Main image- Big and clear. The image overlaps the mast heading. The image of the woman is looking at the camera addressing the audience (Medium Long Shot)Information in a circle attracts the audience to it so that they read it.Shadow of the image is shown on the plain background to show a 3D effect or to show Depth.The pink background and image of woman makes this magazine particularly be targeted to females.Name of the woman next to the image to indicate that the magazine could be about this person for audience’s interest.Sell Lines on the left side, giving an insight to what the magazine may be about.Plain Background (In Colour) to make it simple. Has a slight gradient to it as it gets darker at the bottom of the page. The colour reflects the woman.Plain background of grey and white in a gradient to make it an interesting background but still plain enough to make the important image and text to stand out. Main sell line to tell the readers about the content of the magazine. The main sell line is in bold to attract attention. Links with image.More sell lines on the other side of the magazine to get the reader interested in the magazine.Special edition makes readers, who usually buy the magazine, to buy the special edition magazine as they think it will be different and better than the original.Barcode located at the bottom right corner and tilted at the side of the magazine to give more space to the rest of the cover.Image centre of page. (Long Shot) looking at the camera to encage readers.Colour of mask head changes with a bright coloured object in image.1304925-219075<br />1362075163195<br />Speech marks are a good way to show the reader what is inside the magazine and what celebs or other people are saying (gossip)Sell lines on both sides of the page to tell the reader what the content is in the magazineMask heading big, bright and bold in the colour red. Immediately attracts the audience. Top centre of the page and overlaps the imagesPlain white background makes the coloured text stand out.Image is large and takes up most of the page in Medium Close Up. The image is in black and white. The man is making eye contact to the reader.The use of colours- theme- red, black and white. Using just these colours makes the magazine look interesting and should appeal to the audience 1304925209550<br />Billboard logo in the chart section to give the magazine name consistent.Mask heading at the top of the page to tell the reader what is on this page. Big and bold<br />Images below the mask heading to tell the reader what the content may be about. Images have pages numbers in the corner for reference to the readers to show them where they would fine information about this imagePage numbers left of the text to give reference to the readers.130683042545<br />The text shows up on this photo because that particular part of the photo is the sky which is plain anyway.The background of this page is a photo. The photo is in black and white. The main focus of this photo is the man on the right, looking straight at the camera. The man is standing weird like he is sloughing. This creates a bit of mystery to the contents page. The surroundings of the image looks and bit dull and poor.The sub heading are in a fancy font and are a bit bigger than the main text.The main text is very small and only takes up the top right and middle on the page which is a very little area of the page. The page numbers are left of the text.Heading “Contents page” is very small in the top left corner of the page. The words are split up underneath each up with makes this contents page very unique.17919704664710Large image right of the page next to the text to also tell the reader what the text could be about. Blue borders around the page to separate different parts of text. This makes the page organised and simple to navigate.Other information not to do with the content of the magazine which readers may be interesting in.Music charts to the left of the contents page so straight away the readers can get the information they wanted.Colour sub headings to highlight the different sections of the magazine. <br />Page numbers in red so that it is easy to see the numbers.A Grey/White plain background takes away attention to it and more to the information.The main information in this magazine is under the image and relates to the image above. The text is in big bold text to draw the audience in with smaller text underneath to tell the audience more about it.There is a large image in the top centre of the contents page. This draws the audience in to the page and tells the audience what may be in this magazine.A Band index is located at the left side of this page. This is very noticeable to the audience as the text is in red. The page numbers are at the right side of the text and are in a different colour (Black).13620755343525Advertisement quite big at the bottom of the page to get the audience interested in the magazine and get them to subscribe to it.Arrows at the side of the page to draw attention to certain points on the page.Subheading with a black background to make it stand out. The layout of the subheadings indicates different topics to where the audience may find this information. Heading at the top left of the page. Black background under the heading makes it stand out. Although it doesn’t say contents page the audience can see it is a contents page by the layout.Sub headings in red to attract the audience to it and so it makes it easier to navigate the page.13620750There is smaller text under the subtitle giving the main point of the pages in the magazine. Underneath the text is even smaller text explaining what the content is on this page. Another heading at the bottom of the page the same colours as the heading “Contents”. This heading is to indicate to the audience that this is where to find the reviews on certain pages.Date and issue number top right of page. Easy to locateBig image on the right of the page with the page number relating to the image so that the audience knows what is on that page.Heading at the top of the page to the left. The magazine logo is also the name of the magazine.Big and bold heading<br />Information on a way that the magazine institute wants the audience to get involved and in touch (Via Facebook Etc.). Also the magazine institute wants the audience to subscribe to the magazine.Smaller images around the page to make it look more interesting and to relate to the text giving the audience an insight to a few of the pages that will follow.Another red line separating the page to make it look better presented.Red line separates the heading and the rest of the page.Sub heading in black bold text telling the audience what the content of the magazine may be about. The subheading may also relate to the image below.Main text about the content of the magazine is on the right side of the page. The main text is smaller than the heading and sub heading and has even smaller text to describe to the key word which is larger. The page numbers are on the left of the text. Some of the text is in black and some of it is in red to show the consistent style of the magazine.Main image is quite large and located centre left of the page. (In black and white) The image is in medium long shot and looking out of the frame.Heading at the very top of the page in big bold text to attract attention. The title of the magazine has red text and the word Contents has black text to show the importance of the brand.1255395-371475<br />The image is you whole background on this cover so that the audience can see what the magazine is mostly going to be about. The light colour in the image still creates attention to the main heading. The woman is in a medium long shot, looking at the camera to connect to the audience. The image overlaps the heading which is does in most of the issues from this magazine institute, but the image is being overlapped by the text at the very top of the page. Barcode at the bottom right corner where it is easy to find.A question to question the audience which should draw them in to the magazine.Advertising as there is a website link under the text.Arrow in the page to bring attention to what it is pointing at and also the arrow it’s self. The arrow says that it is a special report. Anything to do with special someone from the audience would want to find it out. Sell lines on the left and right of the page in much smaller text explaining to the audience about the content of the magazine. Some parts of the text are bold to highlight the important parts of the main text.Heading/ name of the magazine near the top of the page. The text is very large and bold. The colour of the text is bright orange to make it stand out to the audience.There is a fact right at the top of the page to make the audience read that first. The fact tells the audience how it is the best selling magazine making the audience want to buy it.14287504943475Large text in the centre of the page on top of an image. The image is very large to catch attention to the audience. The information on the image stands out and tells the audience what the magazine could be about.Main image centre of the page looking at the camera in medium shot. The man looks quite confused or worried bringing emotion into the magazine cover. The man is wearing black showing no detail into his clothing so that text can be put on top. On the man’s hand is a website meaning that the magazine is secretly advertising.Barcode at the bottom right corner where it is easy to find.Plain Coloured background makes it look interesting by the colour but not too interesting that it draws attention away from the main information.Sell lines at the top right of the page. Tells the audience about the content of the magazine. The location of the sell lines get the reader to read from the top so it is read straight away to get them interested.1504950-76200Magazine Name in the top left corner of the page (Heading). Tells the reader what magazine they are looking at. The bold text and the plain gold background under the text make it very recognisable to the audience.<br />1426210-414020Barcode at the bottom left corner where it is hidden slight from the rest of the information on the page.Heading/ name of magazine at the top left of the page where most names of the magazine are put. This makes it recognisable to the audience.Large black and white image of a man looking at the camera engaging the audience. The man is in medium close up and is posing for the camera. The image overlaps the main heading of the magazine but with other text on top of it.Large text at the bottom of the page tells the audience what the main story may be about, giving the name of one famous singer and also relating to the image.14382754962525Sell lines tat the top right of the page giving the reader a clue to what the magazine may be about inside. The text is quite large and bold to attract the audience with smaller text to explain what the larger text is about.Some information in large text at the top of the page to get the audience to read it first. To draw them in.Main heading/ name of magazine is near the top of the page in its recognisable housestyle. Main blue background brings attention to the image and text more but still makes it look interesting.Barcode at the bottom left corner where it is hidden slight from the rest of the information on the page.Main image in the centre of the page and is very large. The image has been edited to give a cartoon effect to it so that it sticks with the theme of this issue. The woman is giving eye contact to the audience in medium long shot.Sell lines are located both sides of the page, mostly the right, this is to get the reader drawn into the magazine by supplying some information about what the magazine is about inside. The main information is but in an interesting font to attract attention. The text is quite large. There is then much smaller text in black underneath the big text to tell the audience what it is about.The magazine is created not just to have a cartoon effect but a old fashion cartoon effect to make the magazine look more interesting to the audience. <br />Important information put in a blue text box to make it stand out to the readers so that they read it.Shadow from the image shows depth to the page.Sub heading showing the reader where the content is. The text is bold and underlined.Name of the magazine in the top left where it always is.The content is located on the left side of the page. There are small sub headings to the main text explaining the different information on different pages. The small subheadings are a bit bigger than the text below and also are bold to make it stand out to the reader. The other text is much smaller but gives a lot of detail to what the page will be about. The numbers are at the left side of the text and in a different colour to make it easy to see. Large image taking up most of the page mostly to the right or centre. The woman is looking at the camera making eye contact with the reader. She is in medium close up and is captured doing an action or moving. The colours from her clothes and hair match the tone and colour of the background.Quote in the top right of this page. Quotes can really get the audience interested as it is giving information to what someone has said making the magazine more factual. This one is relating to the woman in the image.11728455648325Lines separating different sections on the page to make it look organised and easy to navigate.Big Bold Text near the centre of the page on the large image which tells the audience, what the magazine’s main topic is. This text also relates to the image.Small images at the left side of the page giving the readers an insight to what/who the magazine may be about.There is no main background in this magazine just images and colour behind the text. This could be because they want to fit as much information in the cover without having a background which could take up space.Extra key topics listed at the bottom of the page sectioned off from the rest of the page making it stand out.Barcode at the bottom right of the page making it easy to find but also telling the audience how much the magazine costs. This is very common in magazines.Main image in the centre of the page of a band. The band are looking straight at the camera with no emotion, giving eye contact to the audience.Some key bands at the top of the main title to get the readers interested.Title of the magazine at the top of the page telling the audience what the magazine is. The title is very much the same in every issue making it recognisable.1152525295275<br />Plain white background to make the text stand out especially the red text.Top part of the text is in bold showing the reader the main topic on that particular page with smaller text below giving more detail to what the page is about. The page numbers are in red to make them stand out and also to the left of the text.Subheadings in red to make it stand out and showing the reader the 3 different sections.3 images on the left side of the page giving an insight to the audience about the content of the magazine. There are page numbers displayed in the image so that if the reader is interested in a image then they can look up the page.Line separate certain sections in the page making it have a good layout which is clear to see. Heading at the top of the page in the centre using serif font. the red coloured background underneath the text makes it stand out to the reader.10096504644390There is a lot of space on this page which is unique as the text is squashed in one corner while the image takes up a lot of space but with a lot of space in the image.Some information telling the audience about the image next to it.Big image takes up most of the page. The woman is portrayed to be very small while the object is portrayed to be very big this is a camera trick to make the image appeal to the audience. The woman is in a long shot looking at the camera with a shocked face. The way she is standing looks almost doll like with gives the image character.The content section is located at the top right of the page. The subheading is in pink to stand out to the reader and show them where the content is. Then smaller sub headings telling the reader what the topics are at each page. The text is still bold to make it stand out but the text underneath those headings is much smaller and tells the reader in more detail what the pages are about.117792595250Main heading top centre of the page in a big and bold black font to make it stand out.<br />Smaller images located around the page to make it appeal to the readers. Page numbers on the image so that the readers can go to that page if interested in the image.Main large image centre left of the page. The man is looking out of frame showing his tattoo on his neck. Mini subheading in yellow font and black background to make them stand out to the readers. This shows the readers all of the topics in the magazine with smaller text underneath to be specific about the content. Page numbers are next to the text on the left in bold. There are also page numbers on the images.Heading top right of the page in yellow font and a black background to make it stand out.Sub heading in reverse colours to the main heading to make it still stand out to the reader and shows the reader where the content is.10452105140960Small article from the editor about the magazine. This is to get the reader interested in the magazine and especially because it is written by the editor.Two black bold lines separating the page in 3 to show different information.Name of the magazine in the bottom right corner and quite small.Date at the bottom of the page to indicate when the issue was released.Large image on the left side of the page in medium long shot/ long shot. The man is making eye contact with the readers and is crouching down. 1085850-95250Plain cream background to make the image stand out and the text too.Very small text going down the right side of the page. The font is quite fancy to give the page character. The page numbers are on the left side of the text and is bold to make them stand out to the reader.Main heading very large and bold at the top of the page.<br />Another image on the other page which relates to the text again. The man is in a medium close up shot looking at the camera to engage the audience.Page numbers highlighted in a different colour to easy to locate certain pages.Main text quite small filling up most of the pages. The text is in columns making it easier for the readers to read and navigate the pages. Parts of the text are put in bold making it stand out and to highlight the important parts.Main image top left of the page, takes up most of the first page. This gets the readers interested in the article and gives them a clue to who the article may be about. More images to make the page look more interesting.Main text much smaller that the headings. The text is organised in columns making it easy to read and navigate. Text follows through to the second page. Sub heading underneath the main heading. In bold giving a bit more of a clue to the content of the article.400050904875Heading large and bold below the image giving a few key words to what the article will be about (relating to the image). Large image top left of the two pages. The image stretches over to the other page making it larger and attracting the audience’s eye. Gives a clue to what the text will be about.Off topic information on the right of the second page. Yellow background under the text makes it stand out so that the readers draw attention to it. Image at the top of it to make the article look more interesting.“Billboard” title consistent on every page.<br />No main heading in this article just big images to get the readers interested.<br />70739032385<br />Competitions and other information about the magazine and the article on the right page some parts are in bold bring attention to it. Also tells the readers who made the article which is highlighted in red.Main text filling up most of the page in clear paragraphs and in columns making it clear to read.Text in speech marks telling the audience that this is what a person is saying making it more special and exclusive. Key word highlighted in red to bring attention to it.Two images which are medium sized. The image of a man looking out of frame (posing). Big bold heading telling the reader what the article is about and drawing attention to it. The red text helps draw readers in. The word exclusive should make the readers want to watch it.Grey background to match the greyscale images. Also makes the red text stand out.Plain white background bring attention to the few features in a bright colour. E.g. The woman’s red shirt & red text.5905505410200Small text in a column layout, to make it easier to read. The text is located at the bottom of the page and doesn’t take up much space.Small sentence underneath the big heading in another unusual font, highlight the name of the female in the image, in a red colour.Large image taking up the whole second page and going over the first page too. The image of the famous woman is in medium shot, looking at the camera making eye contact with the readers. The woman is posing making the image seem more interesting. The large image suggests to the reader that the article will be about her.Main heading taking up most of the first page to bring attention to it when flicking through the pages. There is a unique style about the text bringing even more attention to it. The main heading is in speech marks suggesting to the readers than the heading could have been said by someone (may be the woman in the image)542925285750<br />Name of the man is in a very unique font and has an unusual layout as it is tilted to the side and overlaps the image.The blue text on top of the image makes it stand out to the readers. The text is in speech marks suggesting to the readers that this is what the man in the image has said making it very exclusive. There is another piece of the text next to the man’s head on the same page.The first page has a very large image of a man in medium long shot, which looks like it has been edited to give him a very white face. The whole image is in black and white. The man is looking out of frame and is posing for the camera. There are smaller images in the bottom left of the page of the same man.The background of these two pages is very unique as the colour is grey and looks kind of plain but actually has some texture to it.The second page is full of text. The text starts off with a big bold letter which is the start of a word. This gets the readers to read from this point and should get them attracted.5194305407025There is large text on the second page which is quite bold making it stand out to the reader and should attract them into the article. The three words are associated with the woman as she sings those lyrics making it very recognisable to the audience.The background uses a plain grey colour with large bold text where parts are under the image. The text really stands out to the readers even though there is not bright colour added.Large image taking up the entire first page posing for the camera and some of the second page. The image is of a woman engaging the readers. She is in long shot and her red hair matches the red striped material making it the only bit of colour on the whole page. This makes the reader draw attention to the image.The main text is smaller than the other text on the page and fills up half of the second page. The first letter is made bigger so that the readers knows where to starts reading and makes the piece of text stand out and look interesting. The text is put in to columns to make it easy to read. Piece of text above the main text giving an insight to what the article will be about. This is to draw the reader in. The text is a bit larger than the main text which makes it stand out and so should be read first. The name of the woman in the image is highlighted in blue to stand out to the reader. The text ends with a question which means they are making contact with the reader589915619760<br />42608585725White background and black text at the left of the second page making it stand out. This gets the readers to look at this information as it could be important. Main text in the centre of the second page is a small white font with a large bold first letter in red to grab attention. The text consists of two columns making it look organised and clear to read.Large image taking up the entire first page with a smaller image overlapping it. The image is in black and white and is an action shot of a band playing at a concert. The main man is in medium long shot. Other images are at the bottom of the second page and give the reader an insight to the bands life.Big Bold heading at the top of the second page which goes over the first page as well. The font is unusual with white text in the middle line and red at the top and bottom which draws attention to the main point of the heading which is in the middle. The speech marks suggests to the readers that it is something someone has said making it very exclusive.Black background makes the text stand out and blends in with the images.5810255667375A Question as a main heading engages the audience to this page. The colours of the font make it stand out.Plain white background to make the image and the text stand out to the readers. There is a clear colour scheme to this page which is gold as there is some in the text, on the image and on the arrow, making it look interesting to the audience.Small bold text underneath the heading which gets the reader to read it as it may attract them to reading the main text on the other page.Some important text in between the main text highlighted in black as the text is white to make it stand out. This gets the readers to read this information.The text is put into sections as questions and answers. There is one question then an answer and then another one etc. The questions are bold to make them stand out to the readers so that they can pick any question they want to read without reading through all of it. The text is on the second page on the right with an arrow pointing at the text to draw attention to it.Large image which takes up most of the first page and part of the second page. This attracts the readers to this page. The group are all looking at the camera making eye contact to the audience. There is a long shot of all of them posing. Three of the band members are a bit faint bringing attention to one of them. This gives a clue to who and what the text will be about.<br />Large image on the first page which takes up the entire page. The image contains five teenagers which relates to the heading and text. The image looks like it is set up in the studio and is taken to show a scene.Main text on the second page which takes up most of the page. The text is in a small black font with red text to indicate the different sub headings. This makes it clear to see the different topic areas to that the readers can reader the certain topics they want to read. This makes it look quite organised too. The text is put into three columns to make it also look clear.Main heading big and bold on the second page at the top. The font is very unusual making it stand out to the readers and draws them in. The colour of the text is white on a red strip which looks like paint splats. The main text is spread out on the two page one section of it is on the left page and the other is on the right. The colour of the text is a bit different making it stand out from the image. The text box behind it is slightly darkened so make the text stand out even more.Big bold white piece of text which makes it stand out to the readers. The text is in speech marks telling the readers that someone has said this making it exclusive. 7435855071745Main heading is big and bold to make it stand out to the reader so that they know what the article is about. The text is in white to make it stand out from the dark image underneath.Big image covering the two pages to attract the readers to this page. The image consists of a band in medium long shot with some of the band members looking at the camera making eye contact with the readers. The band is posing for the camera making the image look interesting.523875257175<br />-717550154305Flat Planning<br />-777240154305<br />3144520329565Research on Magazine Institutions <br />EMAP<br /> EMAP is a business to business multiplatform media group, who create a range of products including 20 magazines to fit every aspect of working life such as the Retail Week, Nursing Times, and Construction News. They also own a range of radio stations. At one point they owned 40 UK and Ireland local commercial radio stations. The company is now owned by Apax and Guardian Media Group, who are very big companies in today’s world. They don’t such products they also work on conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, data and intelligence services.<br />28467058890<br />IPC Media <br /> IPC Media is an international publishing corporation. It is owned subsidiary of Time Inc. They produce magazine and use digital publishing in the UK, with a large portfolio selling over 350 million copies each year. They produce over 60 media brands which are split up into sections such as, fashion, lifestyle and other women’s magazines, leisure and other men’s’ magazines and entertainment magazines. The women’s magazines include; Look, Now and Chat. Men’s magazine includes; Nuts, Mouse breaker, Rugby and NME. TV entertainment magazine include TV Times and TV & Satellite Week. <br />-717550-641350<br />Questionnaire Results<br /> From my questionnaire I can see from this pie chart that Billboard is the most popular magazine in the class closely followed by Vibe. This shows that the content or the style of the magazine is very appealing to this kind of audience. I will find out what parts of the magazine appeal to them and add these features to my magazine.-377825114935<br />-377825127635<br /> From my questionnaire I can see from this bar chart that most people would buy a magazine for £2. This is useful information as it tells me that most people would pay £2 for the magazine I will produce. <br /> From my questionnaire I can see from this pie chart that the shops are the place where most people buy their magazine. The internet is another popular place where people buy and read magazines from. This will help me to decide where my magazine could go on sale.-34086802125345<br /> From my questionnaire I can see from this pie chart that the content most people would like to see in a magazine is content that contains music news and up to date music charts. This has helped me to decide what content I can add in my magazine which will appeal to audiences.-395605-198755<br />From my questionnaire I can see from this pie chart that the thing that most people would be encouraged to buy a magazine is for new music or artists. This was the most popular choice follow by gossip and news. This has helped me to decide what I should put in my magazine as these things are the most popular choices so putting them in my magazine would make my magazine popular.-36766501988185<br />Find Your Tribe<br /> I think this conclusion of what this website thinks I belong too is slightly wrong. I think this because I am only 17 and can’t go into bars and clubs yet meaning that the description that they have gave me is wrong. Although this part is wrong I do think that I belong in a town as I did list a lot of things I like e.g. certain shop brands and certain fast foods. Also I do like going out with my friends which is also what they describe as being a townie. 6985287655<br />-899795-835660<br />Reflection of the Front Cover Analysis <br /> From my research on music magazine front covers, I have learnt that a plain background is used most on today’s magazines to make the images and text stand out and to keep it very simple. I will use a plain background on my magazine front cover as I want it to draw attention to the text and images more than the background. A big bold heading top right, left or centre is also used in popular magazine to attract the audience. This is a good thing to have in my magazine as I want lots of people to read my magazine so I would need to attract them and show them what the magazine is called or what the main topic is. I have found out that sell lines are important on a front cover of a magazine as they tell the audience what content is in the magazine so that the audience become interested and therefore want to buy the product. Sell lines are located mostly on the right and left sides of the page so readers read down the page reading all of the information. On one magazine some sell lines were at the top. The reason for this is that most people read from the top of the page going down so by revealing the content of the magazine at the top, audience would be attracted to the content first before even reading the rest of the text. Images are also very important when looking at a magazine cover as they attract attention to the audience straight away. I have noticed that most magazine cover have big images centre of the page and taking up most of the front cover. Most front covers have an image of a celebrity looking at the camera in medium long shot or in medium shot. This is to engage the audience and to make them look at the image and be interested in it. Also from my research I have learnt that some magazines use a colour theme to make the cover look a bit different from the rest. The Vibe magazine I looked at in my research uses the colours black, white and red on their front cover which looks really good and works well together. The red is used to highlight important parts in the text which I have notice that it is used in other magazine too. The NME magazine I also looked at in my research uses black and yellow as their colour scheme. The yellow is used as in the image there is a yellow object so they are matching the image with some text and using the same colour to give it a theme which also looks good and works well. I will try and add a colour scheme in my magazine as I think it will appeal to the audience more and make my magazine look unique. I have also noticed that the images or text overlap other features in the magazine showing a sense of 3D or depth which is something I will try and do. Most magazines have their images overlap the main mask heading. Barcodes on magazines mostly go at the bottom right or left of the front cover so it is easy to locate when scanning it through the till and also it is out of the way so it doesn’t draw attention. This is where I will have my barcode on my magazine as it will be out of the way so there is no attention drawn to it.<br />Reflection of the Contents Page Analysis <br /> From my research on music magazine contents pages, I have learnt that most magazine have lots of small images around the page so that it gets the readers interested in the contents. The images usually have a page number in the corner of the image so that the readers can go directly to the page that has that image on. I think this is a good idea and I wouldn’t mind using this in my magazine as I think it’s a great way of getting readers connected to my magazine and interested in my contents. Some magazines have one large image on the contents page which takes up most of the page. I don’t think I will use this idea as I don’t want more attention on one image than the actual contents of my magazine. I would prefer to have a few images on the page so that the readers have a clear visual insight to what is in the magazine rather than one image which may not explain a lot about what is in the magazine. I have noticed that most magazine contents pages have the contents sectioned off to the right of the page or the left and don’t take up much space at all. The contents are then listed down the page with the page numbers to the left of the text in a different colour. I think this is a good clear way of showing the readers what contents is in the magazine. I think making a clear section for my contents to go is a good idea as even though it doesn’t take up most of the page it is clear where it is and the coloured page numbers which are mostly bold to the left of the text makes it stand out to the readers so that they know what page to find the text they have just read. I have also found out that with most magazines there is text that is in bold or in a different font, in the contents section, which highlights to the reader the main topic on the page they are talking about. Underneath this “mini sub heading” there is the normal text which explains what the content is on that particular page. I think this is a good idea as it gives the reader more information to what they are about to read. I will be using this in my magazine as I think it is a clear way to tell the audience about the content of my magazine. Most magazine I looked at have a plain background on the contents page. I will also have a plain background on my contents page as I want the attention on the content of my magazine and not on the background. The main heading on the contents page varied in sizes and font in magazines that I research although most of them were located at the top. I will have my main heading at the top too as I think that it will draw attention to the readers and tell them that this is the page to find the contents and page numbers. Some magazine had there name of the magazine in the corner of the page. I do not know if I will do this for my contents page as I think it could be a bit of a waste of space as there is no real purpose for it. Some magazines I researched had a section at the bottom of the page irrelevant to showing the contents of the magazine but it was away to fit a small bit of important information on there. NRT magazine had a section to inform the readers that they can get in touch with the magazine company by Facebook or other social networking sites. I would also like to do this at the bottom of my contents page as I think it is a great place to present that information there isn’t really a suitable place to put that information anywhere else.<br />Reflection of the Double Page Spread Analysis <br /> From my research on music magazine double page spread, I have learnt that most magazine have a very large image filling up most of the page on the first page or on the second page. I will also like to do this as I think it will get the readers attracted to that page when flicking through the magazine. The image is usually of person or a band looking at the camera posing. This may be something that I will think about adding in my page. Double Page Spreads (DPS) in magazines that I have researched are all different. They have different headings in different places but I will probably have my main heading at the top of the page so it attracts the readers straight away. The heading will be bold like most headings I have research and will have an unusual font to make the pages look interesting. Some headings go over onto the next page to give it more room and so that the heading can be seen clearly. I think my heading could do that too so that I do not take up one page and will be able to spread it over two. The main text is mostly put in to columns which I think is a good idea to copy this as it makes the text look organised and clear to read. Another feature that I have noticed a magazine does is to make the first word of the main text big and bold to get the attention of the reader so that they start reading it. I think this is something I will do to my magazine as I do what to attract the reader to my main text even if it does look long and boring I will try and get their attention way making the first word exciting so that they think that the article is exciting. Also some magazines highlight some important parts in their text by using a different colour. I would like to use this in my magazine as I think that by highlighting some interesting parts in the text it will get the readers drawn into it. One magazine used sub headings to split up their text so it didn’t look like a boring long piece of text to the audience. I will also had sub heading telling the readers certain topics so that they can easily navigate around the page and can easily reader the text but also WANT to read the text. Making the sub headings bold would make this much clearer. The magazines I researched all have a fairly plain background which is something that I will use when creating my magazine so that I don’t draw attention to it and more to the text and images. I have also noticed that above the main text magazines have a short piece of text summing up the main text.<br />