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Textual Analysis: Q

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  • 1. Textual Analysis 3: ‘Q’ magazine By Jack Bonser
  • 2. Front Cover:
  • 3. • Similar to other magazines, the band picture is placed in front of the magazine name, the magazine assumes by that looking at the artists featured, you would know the magazine name.• The one word magazine name ‘Q’ connotes the simplicity the magazine and that it is and ‘easy read’.• The main band pictured on the front cover is clearly stated, by having it in a bog box with big contrasting colours, making it stand out more.• Artists featured are clearly stated on the lower left hand side of the page, in bold and bright colours, pink and black alternating, again contrasting to make it stand out to the reader more.• Price is shown in small text, connoting that the price is cheap in proportion to what you get for it. The price is also in the bottom right hand corner as usual in magazines.
  • 4. • There is a bold statement above the name U2, ‘Could we possibly begin again’, this leaves the potential customer wondering what this could mean, and they may ten want to read further.• ‘Q’ logo follows with house style on being in the top left hand corner of the page.• The bright red box that the letter ‘Q’ is in, again makes the magazine stand out and makes the reader know what magazine it is.• There is a border around the edge of the magazine saying, ‘THE Q AWARDS 2011’. This grabs the attention of the reader by having black writing on a gold ribbon, in front of a white and red background.• The background of the box where the words ’U2’ are placed, is a mix of colours red and pink.• Under the box of where the word ‘U2’ are is the text, ‘THERE FUTURE STARTS HERE…’, this leaves the public wondering as to what it means, also that it is in the same colour as the background of the box above it saying ‘U2’, so the customer instantly knows what that statement is referring to.
  • 5. Contents:
  • 6. • Contents page clearly stated at the top of the page in bold, black writing. By having it on a white background it makes it more noticeable to the reader.• Typical ‘Q’ placed in the top left side of the page, next to the word ‘Contents’, which again makes the reader focus attention to the top of the page where it clealry states that it is the contents page.• Issue of that magazine clearly stated near the top of the page in the middle.• The main features of this issue of the magazine are again clearly stated, on the right hand side page.• The actual part where it says the main age numbers and titles of that page are on the other side of the page, on the very right hand side of the page.• The contents page is very picture which gives the customer a brief look into the contents of this issue of the magazine, and with the picture are page numbers, so you can quickly find an article or whatever on that particular artist.• Red page numbering follows with house style of being red and a plain white background.
  • 7. Double Page spread:
  • 8. • Again very pictorial• Title of the page is, ‘What on your free CD?’. This grabs the readers attention as the reader would want to know what is on his free CD.• The words ‘ FREE CD’ in the title are again in a mixed colours of pink and yellow, where as the first half of the title is in black, this emphasises the point of the free CD.• At the bottom left hand side of the page, there is a quote from Jack White from the band, The White Stripes’ saying that he likes the bands featured on the CD.• A brief description of the artist or band and a quote from that artist/ band.• The pink and yellow text colour is keeping the brand image.• Spread out over two pages.• Pictures of the artists or bands above the brief description of their music.

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