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Front Cover Research


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  • 2. Attraction to reader as stated to be popular in UK.
    Large logo in top corner, making it visible to the audience of their product. Simple name that grabs attention. Contrasting colours make text stand out.
    Basic listing of featured artists. Smaller text and different font from previous text. Continuity of colour scheme: red, white and black.
    Photo that dominates the cover page. Informs reader of main feature artist, in this case ‘Muse’ as sideline text shows. Connection between photo and logo in the smash action.
    Barcode situated in bottom left-hand corner. Stating price that does not distract focus.
    Smaller photographs shown to inform readers of the content inside and other articles.
  • 3. NME logo, set in a bold text in top left corner. Abbreviated from, New Musical Express to make it have a sharper appearance.
    Artist listing, shown vertically along right edge of cover. Font displayed in bold to normal. Continuous use of colour white in correlation of NME logo.
    Free Merchandise shown by smaller images of the included posters. Attraction to audience as they receive something from buying the magazine.
    Large image of main subject of article inside. Centered with writing bordering the image. Strong focus on eyes, and emphasis on hair colour against the plain background.
    Larger font than previous text which tells audience what is the main article and links to the central image. Text in capitals throughout the cover.
    Barcode situated in bottom left corner, does not distract from main feature.
  • 4. Free merchandise, advertised in top left corner, shown next to the magazine header to attract the audience.
    Header, shown behind the main image, in order not to cover anything. It is a well established magazine so does not need to be the most clear.
    Artist name following colour scheme, use of the signature font of band to be recognizable.
    Band listing, follows colour scheme with red and black repeated. Artist > brief statement.
    Barcode situated in bottom right corner. Out of clear sight in order not to distract.
  • 5. Bold header, spread across width of magazine. Contrasting colour of font. Sharp clear title with music reference.
    Sub header, central and underneath main magazine title. Contrasts again against the bright blue hair of the artist.
    Main image, occupies the front cover with a central image. Stands out with interaction with the audience as faced in portrait.
    Barcode, off centre.
    More featured articles. Brief statements written in white which contrasts image and relates with previous text surrounding the image
  • 6. Header of magazine, thin outline in order not to distract from main image. Subtle.
    Barcode on side of image, as bottom of magazine is prioritized by text.
    Main feature image. Bold portrait photo, head on to audience. Sepia photo, old time look.
    Artist name, large font in the style of a signature (hand written)
  • 7. Bold white text, overlaps the main image. Header spread across width of cover, in capitals to stand out.
    Sky Line. Further feature information inside
    Main artist, centralised on the cover, bolder colour than background artists who appear dulled.
    Artist listing, font in capitals and using white and yellow as the colour scheme.
    Free merchandise. CD information on cover art so audience is aware before opening magazine.