Masthead The masthead for the magazine is NME which is in a san serif font and is red. The mast head also has a black border with white space. This makes the title stand out attracting the readers attention. The position of the masthead is in the top left third, which makes the magazine title seen when its on a shelf with other magazines as its in the corner which can attract the attention of the readers due to the font of the masthead. Main Image The main image is a medium shot as his waist is shown in the image although he is bending down. The image is of the artist Dizzee Rascal which anchors to the main coverline. The main image is the largest thing on the page and takes up the centre of the cover which is where the eye is drawn to. The image is eye catching to the audience as the artist is famous but also his expression showing happiness. Main Coverlines The main coverlines anchor the main image, as the main coverline is about the artist who is in the main image allowing people to recognise the artists on the cover. The font used is big, bold and san serif making it stand out on the cover. Also the main coverline has a quote ‘I’m spreading joy around the world, man!’ which links to the image of the artist as he looks happy and joyful in the image but also the quote makes the story sound interesting. This is almost like a grab quote found in an article. Header The header advertises a 16 page tour special. This grabs the readers attention as it’s written in bold. The black font of the writing stands out towards the reader on the white background. Barcode/Date/Issue/Price The barcode and the date/issue and price of the magazine is in the right bottom corner of the magazine. By putting it here is keeping it out of the way of the main image, and coverlines on the magazine. Footer The footer includes other artists that will be featured throughout the magazine. Front Cover Analysis – NME
Title The title on the contents page is a repetition of the masthead. This keeps the theme of the magazine consistent throughout the magazine. Page Details The font used for the writing of the page details is san serif but also in red and the page number is black. This keeps the theme of the magazine consistent as the colours link in with the masthead on the front cover. Sub Headings The sub headings for the magazine are individualised. They are placed in to a black box with a white san serif font of writing. This separates the articles in to different catergories making it easier for the reader to find what they want to read in the magazine. Advertisements The advertisements are separated and placed in the in the right corner. The advertisements are of subscriptions of magazines. Date The date of the magazine is under the banner of the title at the top of the page. It is placed on the bottom right of the banner. Page Details Under the subheadings there is a brief heading which complements the subheading but with that there is a brief description. The font is san serif and black but the page number is red keeping the theme consistent throughout the magazine. Article The main article on the page is of an editors introduction to the contents page. The editors introduction is opened by a drop cap which is the same font which is used in the title of the magazine which draws attention towards the article. Also it stands out to the reader as the background is black and the font is white making it stand out. Main Image The main image has been edited to look like a real photograph. This links to the article below from the editor about touring due to the red bus in the image. The person that has been used in the picture is a non celeb allowing the audience to relate to the mag.
Mise en Scene The image is of the artist doing graffiti on a wall behind him. Standfirst The subheading of the magazine is used to open the main article on the page. This introduces the article and who the article is about as the artists name is in bold. Byline The byline is used to credit the author of the article but also the photographer. Copy The copy is opened by a drop cap. The drop cap is the dame big and bold font that is used throughout the cover. Ensuring a drop cap has been used ensures that is where the reader looks when they look at the text as its big and eye catching towards the reader. The font is san serif, black and bold. This font of the drop cap matches the font of the title on the article. The text is then separated in to four individual columns. Main Image The main image is of the artist who was on the cover and who the main artist is about creating anchorage throughout the magazine. The image is a mid shot of the artist graffitiing on a wall. The graffiti on the wall behind is stereotypical to the artists music as its RnB. The image takes up half the side of the double page spread. Images The other images that are places throughout the articles have been merged within the columns of text which is known as a text warp.