Q’s magazine issues trys to appeal to the target audience of more mature music fans not teens and youths, by using certain aspects that they would be interested in. MastheadThe title for this magazinehas visual impact as it uses abright colour red and thencontrasts this with white text Central Imageallowing it to standout. This The cover image on thisimportant as the title its self magazine fits in with theis short and placed in the codes and conventions ofcorner. a music magazine this is Headings & Text because of the Mise-en- The magazine states the scene including a music main features of this issue by theme shown through using bold and large font. the guitar and props The text is also varied in used by the model. font, making their audience interesting and highlighting certain areas. The colours Temptations used in the text stands out The magazines uses from the background image techniques including buzz however there is a strong words like “WIN” this colour scheme of red, white encourages the audience to and black fitting in with Q’s buy the magazine. theme.
LayoutThe composition and positioning onQ’s content page needs to beinteresting and exciting to look at Themesbut also needs to be well structuredallowing it be to easily read. Q uses a unique tradeQ’s layout achieves this, they have mark that allows it toused columns and a grid like be recognised by itsstructure to separate the text from audience this isimages, however the images established through itsdominate the page and makes it colour scheme of redvisual exciting. The images are also and white and havingwell thought about as they make a brand identity.the audience want to know thestory/ article behind the image. Images The images on this magazine fit Graphic Features into the codes and conventions The image on the of a music magazine as they contents page appears to show bands and artist. They also be a photo due to the have the page number that white boarder around it features the image to clearly this is also established in state what page for the its angle of layout . audience to turn to, and indicate the main articles for the issue.
Drop Capital Graphics Highlights the start Two of the text. ColumnsThe effect and design onthe page has a rustic and The article’sedgy appearance which layout has thegives the article a unique text in twoapproach and feel. vertical columns this is the same style of a Image newspaper and The image has allows it to fit been edited into on one page a black and and at the white effect, this same time the creates an reader can creative and focus easier on artist look, along the text. with making it fit Colour Scheme and in with the colour scheme on the background page. The page consist of Layout grey, white and black thisThe double page consists of one side creates a retro real, theimages and the title and then the Quote background has a washsecond page has the text on it. This This technique is used a lot in magazine articles it effect, making itresults in a visual impact on one side helps pick out an important part of the text and interesting and not justdrawing the reader in and then the emphasises it by making it bigger and positioning it one bold colour, it also fitstext opposite meaning the audience out of the blocked text. Then the audience will read in with the other graphicswill take interest in this article. this and become interest in the subject matter. on the page.
Headlines Vibe has a target audience of 16- 25year olds, the magazine uses The anchorage text on codes and conventions techniques to appeal to their audience. the cover allows the audience to want to buy this issue as it Masthead outlines and informsThe title spreads across the the subjects within. Thepage this is making it have text has certainstrong importance and methods to interest itsstanding out to the audience including theaudience, however some of magazine rhetoricalthe title is covered and questions this addressesoverlapped with the image. the audience andThis might be because the draws them in it alsobrand and name of this lures then in bymagazine is already well showing famous namesestablished and the model is that are featured thismore important to this issue. will appeal to their fans. BarcodeThis magazine shows important Frontsinformation like the barcode There is a range of fronts inand price, although they are the text meaning itssmall and positioned in the interesting and it alsocorner allowing your eye to focus allows certain parts of theon the issue and then find the text to standout more thanprice this entices the audience. others.
Layout The composition is clearly Masthead allowing the model to be the The title is shown on main focus as the background three lines this is a is plain resulting in the front stylish graphic feature ground to standout. The overall to the page and fits in appearance is very simplistic with a modern aimed and has little content. magazine, its also in a bold black font Eye contact making it standout The model is using eye contact from the grey coloured to address the audience and background. draw them into the page. Text The text has headings to state Colour Scheme the title and topic of eachThe image is black and white, this section eg “Fashion” it then hasrepresents class and simplicity. This bold page numbers makingtechnique allow makes the red heart these clear to see. Thesecontrast and standout. The colour methods all make it clearer toscheme gives it an edgy appearance read and understand theand fits in with their target audience. contents page. Background In most issues of the magazine a “v” is used in the background which stands for the “V” in “Vibe” this allows it to have a brand and people recognise it as Q’s.
Image- Layout CelebrityThe positioning on the pages of Endorsementthis magazine allows the two page Language This image used isspread to flow by having the Lilly Allen is known for her young modern style this is of a well knownarticle link onto each page for portrayed in this article, the language used is straight to the artist Lilly Allenexample the image and masthead point with witty comments this appeals to her fans. this will appeal tospread over both pages. the target audience. The image itself draws the reader in as its Graphics very dominatingThe title has a on the page anddifferent, unique, fun the artist is usingand stylish theme as eye contact.each letter is placed inits own boarder, this Fontgives the impression ofa cut out from a The font itself isnewspaper, in a style very small andof a collage. gets over powered by the statement of Drop Capital image and tile, however The capital is in bold parts of the text font and fits in with Speak Marks is in red the titles making the The title is positioned in speak marks and is a quote by the highlighting text link with the eye interviewee Lilly Allen, this addresses the subject and gets to the and linking in catching masthead. point. This method of speak marks are used a lot in magazines with the and become a creative input to the design of the text.