Evaluation In what way does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
Evaluation – Front Cover 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.
Evaluation - Masthead 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. 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.
Evaluation – Price, Date and Bar code Unlike Mojo, NME and other magazines I have separated my Price, Date, Issue Number and Bar code Both NME and Mojo have included the price, date and issue number in with their bar code, 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.
Evaluation – Colour scheme For my front cover, I went with the conventional colour scheme of an indie magazine, which is stereotypically black, red and white. However I gave it a twist by adding orange as a main colour making it different . NME is a good representation of a typical indie magazine and gave me the basis for my colour scheme. Mojo has gone against the usual conventions of indie magazine colour schemes by using pink which then made me want to use a different colour for my front cover to make it different.
When looking at all my research on music magazines the cover lines always stood out and grabbed the readers attentions, whether it was what was being said or the colour of the font it managed to grab the readers attention easily. Existing Magazines – Cover lines and writing Styles