Masthead- The masthead of this magazine is in a cool colour. Although the mastheadis partly covered up by the main image, ...
AI find this content is bold but yet simple. You can clearly see it’s a content page by thelayout and design …..List of fe...
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Research on magazine layouts

  1. 1. Masthead- The masthead of this magazine is in a cool colour. Although the mastheadis partly covered up by the main image, you can still see the large front size and howbold it is. I believe this is effective because it still is eye-catching to reader. Themasthead is unique compared to other student magazine as the front is very clear, boldand simple. The choice of green being the main colour of front on a black backgroundmakes the masthead stand out more.Dateline Month and year of publication- The dateline month and year ofpublication is also above the masthead. It’s in a smaller front size but still noticeablefor the reader to see. Because of where it is placed on the magazine the reader willautomatically draw their attention to the issue date.This magazine has a striking, strong single image of a man posing with some booksindicating that he study’s at this college. This image also goes with the flow of themagazine and does not outshine the magazine. The magazine overall is a boldmagazine due to the front sizes, colour, text and layout. The image is used in a classyway and draws attention from the audience from the model making full eye contact.Cover lines- the cover lines do not take all the attention away from the main imageeven though part of it is slightly covering the image. The choices of colours aresimple and bold keeping with the style of this magazine. The text is partly bold andeasy to read as well as short and straight to the point. Although some of the front sizescan be argued that they are too small.Main cover line- This is located at the models shoulder so it shows up clearly. It’ssimple, straight forward and bold and sticks to the colour theme of this magazine. Itpromotes Dancehall and main story is an article based on Jeffrey assassin Campbell afamous Dj who succeeded on his attempt on making a career on Dancehall.Bar code Standard bar code used by retailersLeft third- The left third of the magazine cover is vital for sales in shops where themagazine is not shown full-frontage. The title must be easily recognisable in a displayof dozens of competitors. The start of the masthead is important here, as are shortcover lines that are easy to read.
  2. 2. AI find this content is bold but yet simple. You can clearly see it’s a content page by thelayout and design …..List of features: This magazine has a clear list of features with the pages to findthem. The front size is easy to read, bold and clear. The colours fit perfectly as theyare the same colours that are used throughout this page.Main image: the main image is an image of a group of friends taking a picture ofwhat it seems to be there night out. This image is bold and stands out. It fits with thegenre of the magazine and clearly indicates where to go to find out more about thatimage.Other images: Other images are of a kfc bucket, giving the reader the impression thatpage will be about food and anther image is of a young lady. Although, due to nocaption under the image, you will not be able to tell what that page is about becausethe message the image is sending is not clear.After each headline the content page has a deck (a short summary of the article). Thiscontent page is also filled with captions and sidebars. There are 3 boxes including animage and a two-sided border. B
  3. 3. This content page is very different to your typical content page. This is partly due tothe layout that has been created. The text does not seem to be in a column but insteadin the middle of the page. The text also is not straight and there is no mainimage/caption. I find this content page to be unique and different. I like the fact thatthe designer decided to break all the rules in creating this content page. Just bylooking at the content page you automatically know it’s a content page but with anunusual and bold design.Unlike the first content page, this one is completely different. Content page B has adifferent layout, it does not have boxes or borders like content page A. Instead theimages blend in with the background. There is also no main image but 3 very boldimage each making its own statement.Both content pages have straight lines but incontent B the straight lines are diagonal. Unlike content page A, content page B has acaption under each photo. Neither of the content pages has a by-line but both seems tohave a deck. In addition to that both content pages lack in a nameplate & logoTitle:The title is bold but does not draw too much attention from the actually picture.Although the choice of colours could be different to draw the attention from thereader as having a white on white background does not always have an effect.Images: the main image of this page fits in with the genre of the page but does nothave a huge effort. The image shows a boy playing the drums I believe to have moreof an effect, this image could have been taken at a different angle and could have alsonot have been done so close up. In order for the reader to know what the imagerepresents the reader has to read the caption.Intro-paragraph: There is a small into to the paragraph but it does not stand out.Text about article: The text size is suitable and the quantity and quality of the text isjust right. He mongered to get his main points out without boring the reader. Thecolour of text is also suitable it is clean and fits in with the two other colours of themagazine.Image 2: This image is an image of someone playing at the festival. It fits in perfectlywith the context of this page and the size does not over shine anything.

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