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Magazine research q kerrang nme

  1. 1. MUSICMAGAZINERESEARCHTASKS 8-11
  2. 2. Mast head is bold, asusual, and significant as The head line is in ait is what draws the contrasting metallicattention of the reader. silver colour. The only different coloured fontCover lines are like a on the cover.newspaper, red andblack, and are The main fonts are sansconsistent. This is the serif for the main features.house style of Q. Very The other articles featuredeye-catching and are on the cover are in serifthe main two colours font. The strapline quote isof the magazine. in serif to be formal.Different sized fonts The house style isto create an impact consistent and the magazine follows the usual conventions for aColumns are featured cover.like a contents pagefor consistency Q MAGAZINE FRONT COVER
  3. 3. Contents page is a double page spread Red is the spot colour. Red, black and white works well together This is my favourite contents page because it works really well: red, white and black with a little bit of grey is good. I will base my contents around Q’s contents. Cover story gets its own headlining Body copy is the same font, but with Captions under the articles are box the headlines standing out in capitals in a flushed style, not justified letters & serifPagination is consistent, same colour asthe article headlines, and house style isstill showing in the contents page Q magazine contents page
  4. 4. Right page is a simple photography with one pull quote of WOB (white on black REVERSED- TYPE, striking compared to the usual convention [ i.e. on the other page]) Pull quote is in capitals and a flushed style with a red comment underneath in a serif font.Drop cap, bold. The fact that there is a‘gutter’ underneath, the drop-cap is a lotmore striking.An interesting double page spread. I like thewhite space and how the columns do not formto the whole page. Q magazine double page spread
  5. 5. Red mast head, which is a The banner above the mastvery common colour on head is leaded, spaced a littlemusic magazine mast heads. wider than the other type on the cover.This cover doesn’t followNME’s usual conventions and The fonts are a mixture ofI think that this cover is sans-serif and serif.messy and unattractive. Pull quotes are used once.The artwork is like amagazine/newspaper collage This is my least favourite frontwith cut outs and cardboard. cover because it looks like aI think that the cover is not child has done it. Magazinesas strong as the other should be neat on the covermagazine covers out there inthe music magazine market.Again there are black and redare the main font colourswith the headlines beingblack on white. NME MAGAZINE FRONT COVER
  6. 6. The problem with this Each headline has acontents page is that it correspondingbares little resemblance picture. Pagination isand similarity with the used.front cover, although thecontents page does The page is inactually follow the usual columns that areconventions of the easily to follow andmagazine. work wellIts house style of the Best thing about thiscontents is good. contents is theBody copy is bold. columns and the use of the pictures. I likeRed and black is used this more thanfrequently again by this Kerrang!’s one.magazine.Headlines (from thecover) have bold sans-seriffonts whereas the otherarticles have are in seriffonts.The body copy is flushed. NME MAGAZINE CONTENTS PAGE
  7. 7. Double pagespread isinteresting becauseit doesn’t typicallyuse the coloursfrom the rest of themagazine. Thehouse style isdifferent here.Spot colours areblue and grey andare skewed aroundthe artwork. Thecolumns are inunconventionalshapes whichmakes the doublepage spread a bitmore interesting.Bold fonts.Flushed style. Despite being interesting this is my Sidebar of visuals, graphs – least favourite double page spread. breaks the conventions ofThe use of white space is The blue and grey isn’t that bold and I the page.good because it is used in a think that it is kind of bland for away where there isn’t too double page spreadmuch space and it is not toobusy. NME MAGAZINE DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD
  8. 8. Kerrang! Front coverComplimentary colours of yellow,blue, red and white on black. Despitethe busy cover the colours work well KERRANG! Magazine Front covertogether.The mast head is behind the artist(s)featured. The mast head is white,bold and distorted in a metal/rockmusic type of font.There is a banner above the masthead for freebies, enticing the readerto buy the magazine.Cover lines are in black, yellow, whiteand red.The whole cover’s type face is incapital letters, emphasizes the genreof the music magazine, rock/metal.There are mainly headlines but nopull quotes and there are twosubheadings.Weight is heavy on the cover and thefonts are unjustified.By far my least favourite front cover.It is too busy and it yells at you withall capital letters. I don’t like it
  9. 9. This is my least Right hand side favourite contents column features are page of the three highlighted with black magazines. It does boxes that are work, because of the justified.KERRANG! MAGAZINE CONTENTS PAGE column on the right hand side, but I don’t think it is as good as Headlines are in Q magazine or NME’s capital again contents page’s. Body copy main font is bold. Some features/news have subsidiary headlines, information about the article itself
  10. 10. Image is in the middle of the pages Doesn’t follow the house style or conventions of the rock-y style of Kerrang! but is a good addition to the magazine Font is justified but indented to allow the reader to read and find the next paragraph easier. Black white and red are highlighted here throughout Box panels are used A nice contrast compared to the cover, classy like Q magazine. This double page spread is joint favourite with Q’s double page spreadThis double page spread works Captions in italic handwrittenwell and I think that this is my fontfavourite double page spreadout of the three. Sidebox is in vivid red with black and white font. ThisDrop caps are in red and are eye works really wellcatchingSerif headline of black and red 4 different fonts, 2 sans, 2 serif Body copy is serif KERRANG! MAGAZINEagain DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD

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