DRAFT LAYOUTS.Basic paper base layouts of my frontcover, contents page, and double page spread.
In this presentation there will be two draft layouts of some ideas that I would like my front cover, contents page, and double page spread to look like.To help me deicide which idea I will use the most I I will be putting up a poll so that people of my target audience age range can choose which layout looks best to them.
FRONT COVER 1; My main inspiration for my front cover ideas was Kerrang, as I like the way they don’t always use a full photo for their main photo, and I also like the way they advertise things that will be within the magazine, as they make it interesting, and eye catching. I have took ideas from various different magazines, as i looked at a rather large variety as Ifound it was important not to concentrate on just genres thatwere close to mine as other music magazines could had a lot ofideas i may like. And example of this is the two pictures with theVs sign in the middle. I found inspiration of this from a youngergeneration magazine, in which the music genre was pop, and Ifound inspiration of the posters section from a rock magazine.
FRONT COVER 2; The second front cover I sketched, I did not sketch it to normal convention, as my barcode, price and date are towards the top of the page, but I think that it works for this type of style of magazine. This layout I feel is very basic and even thought this can be good, as no attention will be taken away from the main picture, as this was one of the main things i wanted to avoid whilst making myfront cover, however if i choose to go throughwith a layout like this, or even this layout, I feelthat there may not be enough eye catchingthings included on the front cover.
CONTENTS PAGE 1;The way in which I am going to besetting out the word ‘contents’ andthe way it will be laid out, will bethe same as i did in my pliminaryexercise. This is because I like thelayout and i also think it works welland will fit in with any type oforganisation of the contents.I also think the way that I havepositioned information around thepicture was interesting, I foundinspiration for this from a magazinecalled Kerrang.
CONTENTS PAGE 2;I took inspiration in which the waythat I have organised the main pictureon this contents page was from afashion magazine, mixed with anothermedia students, i merged the twotogether and this is what I cam upwith.I thought that it would be a good ideato follow original convention with theway that the information is set out asthe rest of my contents page does notfollow original convention at all.
DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD 1; This double page spread contains the original ideas I had for my double page spread. I took some inspiration from the magazine Kerrang, and added my own twist to it. I think that if i was to do this on Photoshop what itwould look a lot better and would work well. As i would like to use it asa sort of theme for the whole of my magazine. I also feel that it was agood idea for me to use a little picture within the interview as theinterview I personally think that it will look less boring, and people willwant to read it more.
DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD 2; I think that this double page spread could work quite well, as originally i didn’t want a picture on one side, as it meant that the other side would just be text and this could be boring for my target audience, so instead of this I included someLittle pictures at the top of the page so that thedouble page spread would not look so boring on onepage.