Connotation and Denotation Masthead The title “LOUD”. Main Picture Denotation:- Calm picture, Girl rocker playing a guitar, wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, red and black striped gloves. Red hair let down and tattoo on right hand sided chest. Connotation:- More calm relaxed background compared to other media magazines like Kerrang, which use more darker, rebellious colours. My background however is much brighter which makes the girl rocker stand out more as she is dressed in darker clothing. The girl poser in my magazine gives away that this is a rock type magazine because of the way she is dressed, her red hair which has been let down, the tattoo behind her shirt on her right sided chest, then her playing the white electric guitar. Layout Denotation:- Upper class lettering for Masthead, coverlines and over coverlines, different contrast in light and dark colours. Pictures and lettering on the left hand side and bottom. Pictures close up. Connotations:- The upper class, bold lettering used for the masthead shows the importants of the magazine. Media magazine like Kerrang also use upper class lettering as rock music is loud and attracts the audience. Light and dark colours are used in the masthead and coverlines which makes it stand out. Pictures and coverlines are at the left hand side and bottom of the page which makes it look like a rock magazine. Puff Background Picture of girl rocker holding a guitar. coverlines Date, issue no. and price Barcode
Front Cover Bold, capital letters From this page, you can see the different forms and conventions that I used to challenge other media products. Looking at my front cover, their aren’t many ways I have challenged other media magazines, mostly because I believe it doesn’t need changing, as its one of the most popular music magazine. On the left, it shows the similarities from my magazine to another media magazine, Kerrang. The masthead, both uses bold, strong, capital lettering to illustrate the magazines importants. The over coverlines which shows what's in the magazine and gives it that stronger look to it to capture people into buying it. On Kerrangs front cover it shows the rebellious side to it by the words it uses, “I’ am who I’ am” and “Doing it her way”, with the red and white colours mixed together and the main picture with Hayley Williams punching her fist out to the audience, show that bad attitude she has. From this, you can see that she is challenges the dominant ideology men have. On my front cover, my main picture shows the rebellious side that Hayley Williams has in Kerrang, in the way she is dressed and her posture, not looking at the camera. But the wording and the choice of colours that I have used does challenge magazines like Kerrang as it shows the less domineering attitude, which some people may find that a good thing. Then also it may change my age group and go over the young adult generation of 25, which isn’t a bad thing as that means I will have a much broader audience to ask about whether they like my magazine. Over cover lines and barcode. Bold, loud lettering. Shows rebellious side.
Contents Page On this page, you can see the different types of forms and conventions that I have used to challenged other media products. To be honest, their aren’t many ways that I have challenged the forms and conventions of other media products. On the left shows the similarities that my magazine that my magazine has with the magazine contents ‘NME.’ The fonts that I use for my contents title and also for this week is in bold capitals making the audience drawn to what’s inside the magazine. The colours used in the contents page of both my magazine and ‘NME’ use bland dark colours to illustrate the kind of magazine it is, a rebellious, strong rock magazine. Main picture is used in the contents page. My magazine and ‘NME’ both have girls in the picture of the contents page, which may challenge the dominant ideology what people have, men being more dominant over women and women being their for the men to look pretty, clean, cook etc… My magazine ‘LOUD’ has one small extra picture in the contents page, which again shows the rebellious side of the teen. The layout of the two magazines is different but both have the same conventions on their. They both use columns for their text about what's in this months magazine, both have extras in their contents, ‘NME’ having about subscribing today over magazines, ‘LOUD’ having about the 2010 music awards. In this weeks magazine, in columns. Main picture Extras in magazine
Double Page Spread On this page, you can see the forms and conventions that I used in my magazine to try and challenge other media products like ‘Kerrang’, ‘Q’, and ‘NME’. On the left hand side, it shows the similarities and differences of the forms and conventions of my magazine to the other media magazine, ‘Kerrang’. Both ‘Kerrang’ and my magazine ‘LOUD’ use dark colours to show the type of magazine it is and the audience for it. The layout of the text is the same as it is in columns going across the page. My main picture is a medium range shot, so you can see that she is a bad rock girl, with her pose not looking at the camera, her dress sense and her playing the electric guitar. In ‘Kerrang’ it is also a medium range shot showing the three men shouting out at the audience. Which is what I did with my magazine and the close up pictures for ‘what your view on this band?’ The fonts used in both magazines are big capital lettering just to grap the readers attention, strong colour is added to the fonts to make it stand out more.