NME is a music
targets males and
between 17-30. The
genre of music is
indie or rock.
The masthead is bold, place in the top left
corner of the page and still fully readable
although it is partially covered by the cover
image. The selling line is mostly underneath
logo name and saying what the magazine
name NME stands for but on this image on the
right doesn’t have selling line because it is
The cover has a simple colour scheme that
consists of red in most issues. This issue feature
black and gold text that stand out against the
rest. The gold is royal and shows loyalty
because it’s been 60 years.
The main image is very large and takes up
most of the cover. This image is what catches
the eye of potential customers as the person
on the covers eyes are making eye contact
with the camera. Noel Gallagher is well known
and is holding a magazine from a while ago.
This shows us that it’s a good reputation and
it’s still going on strong.
The main image of this
magazine is Noel Gallagher.
NME celebrated its 60 year
anniversary in 12th September
Noel Gallagher is wellknown, he is quite plain and
the texts of magazine
matches this. Also Noel
Gallagher is quite famous
therefore they have used him
on this special edition
because he will appeal to lot
of people. Also this cover is
one of eight in special
The main sells is on the left third, ’60 YEARS OF NME’ is bold
text and black and largest font of all the texts on the front
page. Also in the top right corner in a different colour circle
are the next important main sell , ‘Exclusive…’.
The cover lines are a mixture of bold and black and different
sizes of font. They wants the potential buyer to pick up the
magazine and read closely the cover lines which will
hopefully result in the purchase of the magazine.
The image is in the center and is the main focus point for the
reader. It is the image that first attracts and potential buyers.
The language used is short, snappy and interesting. The use of
quotes and in this case swear words draw the reader in closer
to read other cover lines.
FourFourTwo is a football
magazine which targets males
aged 15 between 50.
There are action shots of famous
footballers who are well known
to the target audience.
The majority of the cover lines
are on the left of the magazine.
There are also main sells along
the bottom of the magazine with
images. The fonts on the bottom
are similar whilst NME mixes fonts
This magazine has far more
images, colour and lines (cover
lines and main sells) than the
NME special edition.
Styles of text