• For my magazine, I will be using a punk rock style, strongly based around
the popular Kerrang! magazine. In this power point I will research the
origins of punk rock and look at some older and current punk rock
magazines for inspiration towards my final magazine.
• Also, I will be exploring the style of photos for a punk rock
magazine, looking at what images show intertextuality between the
magazine’s genre and the way the photo’s are done (including the
lighting, positioning of people within the photo, and the clothes that are
• Finally, I will explore a range of layouts that would work well for the
magazine in terms of its genre. For example, the layered effect, using an
almost scrap book style.
• This was a magazine that began back in July 1976, however it only
lasted about a year. It was started by Mark Perry accompanied by the
journalist Danny Baker. The name came from The Ramones
song, ‘Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue’.
• “Sniffin' Glue was not so much badly written as barely written;
grammar was non-existent, layout was haphazard, headlines were
usually just written in felt tip, swearwords were often used in lieu of a
reasoned argument. . .all of which gave Sniffin' Glue its urgency and
relevance.” Tony Fletcher 23rd October 2001.
Punk Rock Photos
• I searched for some punk rock photos, slogans and bands etc. and how
they differ from other photos. I took ideas from them as are listed below, in
order to help me with my punk rock magazine photos.
• Black and whie- many of the images are almost cartoon like and are in
black and white so that lots of detail is lost. One particular colour added to
this black and white theme for a word, item of clothing etc.
• Letters look as though they have been cut out and stuck back down.
• General anger from punk rockers expressed in facial expressions and
• Insensitive actions including antisocial behaviour.
My Punk Rock Photos
• I used my boyfriend (who was dressed up for a RAG week as a punk)
to produce some photos following the punk rock theme of my album.
• I explored a range of different lightings and settings for him to be in. I
also used what I thought was appropriate punk rocker actions, for
example, him swearing at the camera, the anarchy symbol on his top,
his boots looking like they are about to stomp down on the image,
him glaring. These all seem to fit the couldn’t care less attitude of
punk rockers, who would go against what was seen as the norm in the
70s, their actions were often frowned upon by society as they did not
follow unspoken rules.