I chose to create a child’s jazz music magazine. However, this was a challenge as there aren’t many children’s music magazines around. To do so, I researched into children’s magazines, looking at the layouts, fonts and colour schemes. I then looked at jazz magazines, looking in particular at what kind of photos are on the front covers. I then combined ideas from both these genres. This is developing the typical idea of a child’s magazine by introducing the idea of jazz. I felt that jazz worked well to incorporate in my child’s music magazine as the stereotype of both jazz musicians and children, are that they are both crazy, mad and wacky. I used the typical conventions of a jazz magazine by the model in the pictures posing with their instrument. Secondly, I used the conventions of a child’s magazine by using bright colours, bold fonts, and interesting layouts throughout.
This was a hard idea as there are not any children jazz magazines I looked at jazz magazines and kid’s magazines then combined ideas from both
Jazz magazines I researched what type of photo was on the front cover of a Jazz magazine. After looking at lots of covers, I found that most had instruments on the front cover I used this idea on my magazine
Kid’s magazines I looked into layouts, colours and fonts <ul><li>Bold colours </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting layouts </li></ul><ul><li>Wacky fonts </li></ul>I used this idea on my magazine
Combination of the Two Ideas This worked well as Jazz Musicians and children are both… Wacky Crazy Mad Eccentric
Conventions Conventions of a jazz magazine I used Conventions of a child’s magazine I used A model posing with their instrument A model of the age group Bright colours Bold fonts Interesting layouts
Does it work? I feel my magazine works after getting feedback from the intended audience <ul><li>What attracts you to the magazine? </li></ul><ul><li>Bright colours </li></ul><ul><li>Font </li></ul><ul><li>The picture </li></ul>Do you think the magazine would attract your age group? All people who answered my survey, answered yes. Questions I asked the audience, which prove that my magazine works.