I really like the style of font used in this image because it makes it look like a comic book.
I think that the image is also very striking as they are all holding weapons which would draw in the target audience because it is very dramatized
The red is really bold so you notice instantly who is on the cover and the name of the magazine, I think I might use this idea in my magazine.
Metal Hammer - HIM
I really like the composition of this image, not only does the band appeal to the audience, but the essence of comic books and danger.
I like the idea of all the catchments and lures on the page but it makes it too busy, Metal Hammer have printed all the catchments on a clear sheet of plastic, so when you take it off, you get a clear, uncrowded image.
The yellow and purple contrast each other so they stand out a lot, however personally I don’t think they represent the genre of metal.
Kerrang – Black Veil Brides
I really like how the there are 4 main colours running through the front page (red, yellow, black and white) as this adds continuity and structure. This adds uniform to the front page and links in to the band because they wear uniform.
I like the cantered text because it makes it different and new as opposed to the straight ordered structure of the layout.
The masthead for Kerrang relates to the genre of rock because it looks cracked – like rock. It also has cracked because the music is so loud .
Decibel - Ghost
Out of all the magazines I have looked at this front cover has my favourite colour scheme. The red connotes blood like the blood of Christ as the man is dressed as a bishop in a church.
This really stands out to the reader especially the masthead which is red, and the main cover line which is white against the contrasting dark background.
I like the detail of the upside-down crosses because it connotes and ‘Anti Christ’ which appeals to my audience. Furthermore the make up is done in the style of a skull and makes the man look demonic or satanic.
Subterreana - 1349
Like this DPS layout in that it having a very large bold picture that connects to the audience.
However I think the writing is far to small, and is difficult to comprehend - in my magazine I would not like to adapt this style of writing.
I do like the creativity of the layout so it fits in with the band and doesn’t make them look out of place.
Metal Hammer - Slipknot
I have cropped this image because I am focusing on predominantly the top of the front cover
I think that the mast head is really interesting as it corresponds to the main article image (which is metallic)
I like how ‘free’ is repeated in the same font and colour because the reader instantly knows that there is a catchment there and it sort of becomes iconic.
I like the way eye contact is used as it draws the reader in.
I want my magazine to be iconic like ‘Q Magazine’ and I think that by doing this it would make my magazine remember able