NME is generally for the indie market however, Lily Allen is portrayed at the front cover contrasting this. On the front cover, you are able to see both men and women artists targeting the teenager market. However, NME won’t appeal to all teenagers, only the ones that like the music it features.
The type of language which is used in this article, is both informal and colloquial. The language is also direct, ‘And what was indie rock while this was going on?’ as this is directly speaking to you (the readers).
NME has a simple colour scheme. It uses masculine colours such as red, blacks and white. They have used a white background so that that the text and the pictures don’t blend in with it and they stand out more. Lily Allen's clothes match the colour scheme of the feature, her tartan shirt shows masculinity and that she is more masculine than feminine. She's stood with her hands on her hips, however her wrists are pointing up to show the reader her tattoo. This shows her to be quite rebellious. She is looking directly at the reader connoting that she's strong and demanding attention.
The Article Title is a Sans Serif Font, as it used usually for large headlines to stand out. The colour scheme of this title, is also consistent as black is being used. The size of it, is generally quite big, so then it is easy to read as well as stand out. The feature’s head line is in the same style and font as the main cover line on the front cover, it’s also a pull quote from the text. This shows that it’s related. Lily Allen’s name is also in this style which makes it stand out from the surrounding text. The background is white and uncluttered so the readers attention is just on the text and the picture.
On the right is taken up by an image of Lily Allen, with the article title ‘People Think Im An Attention Seeker, But Im Just Honest’ on the left. There is a minimum amount of text.
The tone which is used when addressing the reader is not clearly shown, but I would suggest that it would be direct, as the magazine is directly talking to the readers.
Lily Allen is on the front cover as well as the double page spread. She has been in the press recently for negative reasons. She looks like the stereotypical image of an ‘Emo’ with her hair colour and eye make-up. Her hands on her hips, shows her masculine side showing her anchorage.
This magazine is similar to the front cover in some ways due to the fact that the magazine is based on one artist, Lily Allen. Also, the colour scheme of the front cover is carried onto the double page spread. The colour scheme of Red, Black and White are consistent throughout.
The article gives insight and knowledge about Lily Allen.
The eye flow of the double page spread, starts from the right to the left and back to the right. The eye flow is like this, because when you read a magazine, you are more likely to turn the page and look at the right hand side of the magazine and then focus on the left hand side of the double page spread. This then makes your eye flow back to the right where the main text is.
At the bottom of each page is a the page number, the name of the magazine and the date. The name of the magazine is in the house style font and colour as it always is whilst the date is in a smaller font and is in italic. The picture credits are written in a small sized font, in bold at the side of the body copy. The by-line is written at the side of the head line in the same style as the main cover line and Lily Allen's name in the lead. Lily Allen's name is written in the top right hand corner of the page in a black box. This tells the reader who the article is about.
Analysing Double Page Spread
How does the choice of band featured in the article suggest who the target audience will be?
New Music Entertainment (NME)
Generally Indie Market
What type of language is used in the article? Give examples of words or phrases which are specific to the style of the magazine.
Informal and colloquial
How is colour used? Consistent colour scheme throughout the whole magazine
What style of text (font type/colour/size) is used? Is it similar to any other pages? What does it say about the image of the magazine and the audience? The Article Title is a Sans Serif Font. The colour scheme of this title, is also consistent as black is being used. The size of it, is generally quite big. By having the same font and the type, says that the image of the magazine is consistent as well as keeping up with the same appearances throughout.
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 value? A4 side taken up by a main image, the article title, Mainly text with a few images Minimum amount of text Left Side is an image of Lily Allen
What tone is the magazine using when addressing the reader (as a close friend, a member of an 'in' crowd or an informed intelligent fan?) - provide evidence Tone is direct
The image is Lily Allen (British Singer-songwriter ) Negative Press Stereotypical Image of an ‘Emo’ How is the artist/band presented to the audience through the images? You may wish to carry out a textual analysis.
Represents the type of band Appeals to target audience How does the style of the article match the style of the front cover?
Magazine gives insight about Lily Allen. Does the article demand any prior knowledge? Give examples.