Annotated, will be broken down.
Why you like it, what can you use in your own magazine.
What the article is about..
Loads of texts suggest it is targeted for an intellectual reader. Even though funky
Grungy font n concrete background show informal and his pictures are like a
paparazzi shot not studio to look more informal.
Torn style emphasise the grunge, matches the dirty concrete background.
Plain colours white, the artist is in colour so that he can stand out.
How does the choice of band featured in the article suggest who the target audience
Target audience. Famous for being an artist ’Party Hard’. Type of music: UK funky
What type of language is used in the article?
Informal, direct or in direct, inclusive or exclusive?
How is the colour used?
The article is representing the background behind Donaeo, by allowing only the artist
to be in bold colour makes him stand out from the page, added importance. The main
thing you spot when you look at the article is the style of the article, colour isn’t a
major factor that sells this article.
What style of text (type/size/colour) is used? Is it similar to any other pages? What
does it say about the image of the magazine and the audience?
The text emphasises the title ‘hard times’, the style is broken up
How is the double page spread laid out? How much of the pages are taken up by
images and how much by text? How does this reflect the audience? What do they
Model’s positioning on the page, Mise-en-scene, location and how it is represented in
the dps, colour, attempted connotation (clothing), planned denotation (the brick wall
symbolises), rule of third, white background shot, low angle shot to put the model
higher, represents status in the music career.
Rule of Left third
What tone is the magazine using when addressing the reader (as a close friend, a
member of an ‘in’ crowd or an informal intelligent fan?) provide evidence.
Compare to the front cover
Front cover is more colourful compared to the dps however the images are very
casual nothing professional, the grunge style is followed on through, different font,
style and text.
How does the style of the article match the style of the font cover?
Does the article demand any prior knowledge? Give examples.