Evaluation In what way does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
Existing Magazines - Image I have gone against usual conventions of an indie magazine by creating a type of comic book front cover, for my magazine. A magazine that influenced my front cover was Metal Hammers version of Sin City. However I manipulated and developed my image so that it fitted in with the stereotypical comic making it unusual to other front covers.
Existing Magazines Masthead Another convention I have followed is that my masthead is at the top of the magazine, which is typical to most magazines. Mojo and NME are examples of magazines that do this. Like other magazines such as Mojo and NME I have placed my image over my masthead. This is to give me more space on my front cover but also to emphasize my image and make it look better.
Existing Magazines Price, Date & Barcode Unlike Mojo, NME and other magazines I have separated my Price, Date, Issue Number and Barcode. Both NME and Mojo have included the price, date and issue number in with their barcode, this saves space. However because my masthead does not go across my page fully I decided to separate the price and date just so it’s easier to read and see.