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I believe that my magazine front cover fits most conventions of a music magazine these are conventions such as where the image is mainly in the centre and stands out from everything else ad also having the month, issue and price in the top corner where it is easily visible and is one of the first things the customer notices. This is because it shows the customer how cheap the magazine is compared to some other magazines of the similar genre such as metal hammer.
The layout that I used is similar to most other metal magazines because I believe it is easy to understand read and know where everything is. It also gives the customer information about what is in the magazine and what they can read about. As well as this it also shows the customer what comes with the magazine. For example on mine in the bottom right hand corner it tells the customer about the free posters that will come with it.
Overall I believe that this magazine cover fits in with most conventions of a metal magazine cover and is also rather attractive for the customer to look at as well as informative to them.
As before with my front cover, the contents page also fits in conventions of magazines as well as developing them to help make it work. For example using the front cover as an image to show the customer so they can see what is in the magazine and go off the front cover what they may want to read.
I chose the colour scheme for the contents page so that it matches the colour scheme of the front cover. This is so that it looks well thought out and professional. I have used grey backgrounds for the text boxes so that the red of the text stands out more than it would on a black background.
I have used a plain font so that it is easy to read what is happening and what is in the magazine so the customer can quickly go to whatever page they want to go to easily.
My double page spread is only simple but kind of effective. This is because the colours make every thing stand out in their own way. Also I have used the colour scheme of the front cover and the contents page so that it fits in with the theme of the magazine.
I have used a clear font but have made it small so that it all fits in the place that I have specified for the text.
I have used original images and band logos from both of my bands.
I have also laid the images at the bottom of the page in a specific way so that the customer understands the line up of the band. This is done as you can see by the singer being at the front of the set of images and both guitar and bass behind him.
Double Page Spread Evaluation
These are all of the developments of my front cover of my magazine. As you can see there are many of them and the big one on the right is the final idea and product that I came up with.
These are all of my contents page developments. As you can see there are not as many as the front cover as I decided I liked one and thought that I want that as my final idea. The one at the bottom is that one.
These are my double page spread developments. There are less here than any other because once I found the background and layout I wanted all I had to do was add text and images.
The target audience of my magazine is really for teenagers who listen to heavy metal music and are into the scene. This is because the magazine will focus on metal music on none other.
To help me succeed with this I have used colours and images that will fit in with the metal scene such as black red and white. I find all of these colours appealing and I am part of this scene. Also when I asked other people who listen to this type of music they agreed and said red, black and white.
I have also wrote about bands that are based on this sceneand news about them.
There are many different institutions in the world and I believe one that would print my magazine is Future PLC.
Future PLC is a company that specialises in printing magazines and currently sells 3.2million magazines a month. Also their website attracts over 20million viewers.
I believe that Future PLC would print my magazine as they are a company that specialises in helping small magazine companies out and getting them in the big world. Also because they do not specialise in one genre of magazine but many different ones such as ars, sport and music.