Masthead: NME – The logo. In capital letters, and in a hwite
font colour so that it stands out.
Banner: 28th January 2012 £2.40.
Headline: “I’M A PSYCO!”LANA DEL REY
Cover lines: Noel Gallagher....Pete doherty.....Enter shikari
Capital letters all used for the cover lines, makes the cover
lines stand out.
Secondary lead: Free posters Sex pistols Nirvana Bob
Feature article photo: Image of lana delrey. Photograph:
Midshot image taken of Lana Delray.
Menu strip: Plus: Biffy clyro Karen 0+ Santigold Tribes
Colour scheme: The image is the background of the front
cover, so the colours of white and blue are used to stand out
against the coloured background witch makes the text stand
Masthead: Mixmag – San serif, modern looking as
unformed. Lower case
Banner: The worlds biggest dance music and clubbing
magazine Superlative, “Biggest”. – Above the logo “Mix
mag” and in yellow so that it stands out against the blue
background of the sky.
Headline: DAFT PUNK – In the sweet spot which makes
the headline one of the first things you see on the page
and therefore draws your attention.
Cover lines: “Ibiza changed my life, funky house smack
down, Q. Which dj remixed the ninja turtles” Capital
letters used for the cover lines. Makes the cover lines
standout and makes them clear.
Secondary lead: Free CD ELECTRO HOUSE MAX – In
bright neon orange so that it is eyecatching and as it is a
big selling point it draws your attention to the
Feature article photo: Image of Daft punk. Lower angle
Menu strip: Plus Nelly Furtado Bang face Jeff mills
small bottom right Z pattern, last thing readers, read.
Colour scheme: Fonts are in white/yellow and neon
orange, so that the fonts stand out against the coloured
Contents page analysis
Page layout: The page layout is in thirds.
Use of images: 4 different images have been used have
been used on the first page on contents, and another 4
images have been used on the second page on contents,
and also their are 2 images of pages from Q magazine,
used to help advertise their magazine. The biggest image
filling up a quarter of the page is on the first page, filling
up more have a quarter of the page, but on the second
page the image of the Muppets is also quite large, filling
up more than a quarter of the second contents page.
Brand identity: Positioned in the top centre of the first
contents page is the image of the magazine logo. They
have made this the exact same size as the text saying
“contents”, this makes it fit in more with the page and
also stand out.
Issue number: The issue number has been placed in a red
circler box, which over laps the main image. This gives a
edger and more distinctive effect to the magazine. It also
fits in with the colour scheme as the colour scheme is the
colour red and black.
Each of the images on the pages anchor a piece of text,
giving a small piece of information about the page. This is
so that the page looks more applying and you are more
likely to buy the magazine.
Colour scheme: The colour scheme uses the colours red, for distinctive
features, such as the numbers that anchor the image, and also makes
parts of the magazine stand out more. The colour black has been used
for most of the fonts. This is so that the text stands out on a white
background. A white background has been used, meaning that the
colours such as the red colours on the page stand out even more than
they would do on a coloured background.
Use of images: On the contents page only one image has been
used. The image fills up more than half of the page, which makes
the image stand out and makes the contents page eye-catching.
Text on image: The image is a image of the musician “Curtis
Mayfield” we are told this by the text that anchors the image. We
have the pragmatic knowledge that this is most likely to be a
musician as the image is of him singing and playing a guitar. This is
used to relate to the music magazine and also tells us that in the
magazine there is going to be a page or pages on him.
The main, key image on the page anchors a piece of text, giving a
small piece of information about the page. This is so that the page
looks more applying and you are more likely to buy the magazine
Colour scheme: The colours that have been used are the colours of
red and black. The most important information, such as the
information that needs to stand out. The subheadings and the
masthead is in red, as these are the most important pieces of
information, and being in red makes the text stand out.
The red side bar at the bottom of the page, also stands out and
makes the text look more eye-catching, so you are more drawn to
that particular section of text.
Contents page analysis
Byline: The name of the author “Jennyfer .J Walker”
and the name of the photographer “Ashley Maily”
Headline: “Level up” – Fills up more than half the left
page, and overlaps onto the right page. Stands out,
and makes the page eye-catching. The headline is in
yellow, which makes the text look even more stand
out, and dramatic. Also as it’s the brightest colour on
the page your eyes are straight away drawn towards
Drop cap: The letter A in the word “Ask”, indicates the
beginning of the article. Written in a pixelated text,
which matches the layout and design of the page,
also makes a reference to that the magazine is “The
video game issue.”
Columns: The columns are divided up into 3 different
sections in which all the boxes are exactly the same
size, making the article look quite neat and tidy. The
font used throughout the columns is san serif, which
makes the text clear and easy to read.
Page number: The page number relating to the article is placed underneath the first of the 3 columns. This is as it
corrugates with the information that’s in the column.
The image: There is one key image on the double page spread, which has been used as the background. The image is of the
5 band members, that are being interviewed. This is so that the image relates to the text, and entices you more to read the
Stand first: The stand first is used to lead you into the article. It’s in the same font that is used on the headline on the page.
The font is in a pixelated font, helping to relate to that the issue is about video gaming.
Byline: The name of the photography is of “Paul
Harris” is placed just under the coverline.
Headline: “Candy Men! Candy Men! Candy Men!” The
headline, fills up the top third of both double page
Colour scheme: The headline stands out as it is in a
bright orange colour, and is one of the largest items
on the pages. The bright orange colour, helps to relate
to the fact that this particular magazine, is based
around the theme of halloween, as the colours of
bright orange is the main colour associated with
The background is a black colour, which goes quite
well with the image as the image is set in a dark
setting, and matches the background.
Drop cap: The dropcap shows the beginning of the
start of the column. The dropcap of a big A, is in the
same colour as the headline, and the pumpkin on the
page, with makes the dropcap stand out and match
the two pages.