By Amy Dinsey
• The contents page is divided up into pretty
much half, with the top half focusing on the
review of My Chemical Romance. This is not the
cover story, and is hardly shown on the front
cover, but is the focus of the contents page, as
this is the next page the reader will look at when
flicking through the magazine, acting in the
same way as the front page, enticing the reader
• Just over half of the page is filled up with
images, and the text is split up into different
pages, easily making it visible to the reader what
pages the articles are on.
• The page also has a section for the editors note
at the bottom left side, with an image of the
editor just above, the text going down in a
column with the editors signature underneath,
making more of a connection between the
reader and the magazine, and it shows an
insight to the creators of the magazine.
• The headine of the contents page stating
‘contents’ is in the top left hand corner of the
page doesn’t take away much of the attention
from the main article that this page is
• Generally the images are separated from the
text, but headings relating to the pictures
sometimes overlap the image, making it clear
which image it’s relating to. This appeals to
the target audience for this magazine as it
gives the page a rebel-like and rocky theme.
• By using the layout as half being a picture,
and half being the columns with the features
listed in, it means that this page does a
similar job as the front cover of the magazine.
Even though the picture of My Chemical
Romance isn’t featured largely on the front
cover, it’s the main feature of this page, so the
contents page is promoting more features and
showing the reader new things they can read
inside that they didn't know much about on
the front cover.
• The captions on this page overlap onto the
picture they’re referring to , making it obvious
to the reader what caption goes with what
picture. The reader is also helped by the
caption boxes as they have arrows on one side
pointing in the direction of the picture it is
• The contents of magazine is listed in columns
making it easier for the reader to find quickly
what page the article they’re looking for is on.
• From this page, the reader is guided to the
different features in many ways. Firstly, the
main feature at the top of the page informs the
reader of this article, and is persuaded that
this is a big and interesting as is has a lot of
focus. There are also little icon’s saying ‘cover
story’ next to the articles which are featured
on the front cover, meaning that the reader
knows exactly what page they’re looking for
when trying to find a story they’ve seen on the
Images and Colours
• The main images features a popular and
famous band of the genre of music (rock) that
this magazine is targeting it’s audience at,
making it a good decision to use this image as
it will appeal to the majority of it’s audience.
•The image of the editor helps the reader to
engage with the magazine in a more personal
form, and also draws their attention to the
note, otherwise they probably wouldn’t have
noticed the column of text written by the
•The vibrant colours used, green, yellow and
black compliments the rocky/rebel mood of
this page, and means that it all fits in, rather
than looking out of place for being in a
•There are quite a few smaller pictures that
reveal more of what’s inside the magazine,
enticing the reader to turn to the full article
and read on.
Images and Colours
•The colour of the Kerrang logo is also kept the
same even though it’s next to yellow text in the
same font and heading, adding fluency to the
page, whilst also helping the heading stand
out to catch the readers’ eye.
•In the bottom right there is a small advert for
a subscription for Kerrang directly in front of a
known band, connoting that the magazine is
up to date and definitely worth buying because
of how good the features and who the features
are on are.
•There are also pictures at the bottom of the
page which are actually posters that the
audience can tear out and use, and are
overlapping each other so you can’t see the
whole picture, and also saves space on the
page. The text in front of these pictures has a
green background, both relating to the band
name as well as matching the colour scheme
formed by the main image of My Chemical
Romance at the top.
Text and Language
• All of the headings on the page are in capitals,
making the text stand out and seem really
important, enticing the reader into reading that
heading, and making them more likely to carry
on reading the context underneath.
•The mini subheadings make it clear which
picture they’re with, as well as the reason/who’s
in the pictures being displayed.
•The colours that the text is in are in relation to
the house style, e.g. the yellow text on the
•The language is as if the magazine know the
band they’re talking about on a personal basis,
making the reader feel closer to the band, and
making them more likely to read the article.
•The bands names are the subheadings, and
then underneath is a bit more information
about the article, being effective as the reader
get’s more of a hint as to what will be included,
making them want to read on.
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