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conventions of a rock magazine

  1. 1. The overall front cover follows the route of the eye with the mast head in the primary optical and the price and cover lines in the terminal optical zone. It is conventional to have the masthead at the top like here. The main image takes up all of the page and they are dressed I conventional clothes. Main cover story goes across the image in the middle and is always in a bigger and different font than the rest, this is conventional for all magazine types. The colours are conventional and the house style is the same throughout the page, it also The fonts are conventional as they are gothic but still easy to read. The other cover lines are smaller than the main cover story, this is conventional on all magazines so the main one can be seen the most. The strip line is both on the top and bottom, this is conventional for a rock magazine because it allows more text to be it on in a small space.
  2. 2. The page follows the route of the eye with the page title in the primary optical and the advert in the terminal optical area. The page split up into two halves with the image in the top half and all of the text in the bottom. The editorial article is in a smaller font and accompanied by an image, this is conventional so that the reader can relate to the writer because they know what they look like. The columns are conventional because it allows more information to be used. The main image and all the smaller images have headers which tell people what page that particular thing is on, this is conventional too all magazines as it allows the reader to find what they want straight away. The subheadings are in a different font and are bigger so that they stand out. This is conventional in any magazine because they want the sub headings to stand out more. An advertisement is conventional for every type of magazine, this is so they can get the interest of their readers, it is also conventional for it to be in the terminal optical area because that is where people look last when they scan the page.
  3. 3. The stand first is conventionally in a different colour or in a box so it stands out. The pull quote is in a bigger font, this is conventional to get the reader interested and make them want to read the article. A kicker is conventional in all magazines, this is so the big and bold letter(s) catches the readers eye. Using the different colours is conventional as it allows the different parts of the article to stand out. The name of the band or singer is always somewhere on the top of the page, this is conventional as it allows the reader to know who that article is about. It is conventional of a rock magazine to have the one page of the double page spread to be used by the image of the person/group which the article is about. A small annotation is conventional, normally it is a funny comment to add humour to the article.
  4. 4. The front cover follows the route of the eye with the mast head and a cover story in the primary and the price and another cover story in the terminal optical area. The main cover story is in a bigger and different font than the rest, this is conventional so it stands out. The cover lines are in a smaller and different font to the cover story, this is conventional as it allows the main story to stand out. There is one main image which take up all of the front cover, this is conventional for all magazines. The colours are the same and set a house style for the rest of the magazine, this is conventional as it creates brand identity as those colours are associated with that brand. The strip line is at the top and at the bottom, this is conventional on mainly rock magazines as it allows more information in a smaller space.
  5. 5. The main image takes up most of the top half and has a pull quote and page number reference on it, this is conventional as it is used in most rock magazines. The page is split up into half with the main image in the top, this is conventional in rock magazines as it makes it organised but interesting at the same time. The contents is in conventional columns to make it organised but full of information. The header is in the top half and is in a font that is easily readable, that is conventional however the web address is not conventional but has been used to challenge the conventions The advert is conventional on a contents page as this is where the brand advertises themselves, however it is not in the conventional area in the bottom right (terminal optical). The sub headings are in a different font, size and colour to the rest of the text, this is so it stands out from the rest, and is conventional in magazines as they all make the headings stand out. The important parts in the text have been highlighted so that they can be seen easier, this is not conventional but has been done as it allows the reader to see the important
  6. 6. The headline is at the top in the largest font and in a different font to the rest. This is conventional because it means that it will be seen first. The image does not take up a whole page but does take up most, this is not conventional but has been done anyway. The sub headings have been put in a different colour so that they stand out. This is conventional as it means that everything can be seen easily. A pull quote has been used to make separate the article and make it look more interesting than just a block of text, this is not conventional as normally it is just a the article. The small annotation adds humour, this is conventional for rock magazines as it allows the magazine to become less serious all the time.
  7. 7. Big masthead at the top of the page Cover lines in smaller font One main image Cover story in biggest and different font Strip lines at top and bottom Barcode, price and date
  8. 8. Subscription box An image with captions taking up most of the top half Page in two halves Brand name in their font Information in the bottom half with headers in a different colour
  9. 9. Pull quote One main image which takes up almost one page Stand first Article with different colours for the headers Caption which adds humour

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