The tagline of the magazine is “The world’s biggestmovie magazine” this is located either above orunderneath the masthead.I used the same font and colour as the masthead,another convention is to have the date, and price inthe gap of the top of the M.Also sometimes there is a comment above or belowthe masthead, that gives the theme of the issue, likehorror or action.The “plus!” lists some of the smaller featuresin the issue along the sides of the image sothat the front cover is not over crowded, this isin yellow so it stand out against the rest of thecolour scheme.The text down the sides fits in with thepsychological horror theme of this issue adRoman Pollanski is a psychological horrordirector.Banners and sticker type features are regularconcepts of front cover’s, they highlightspecial features and break up the front cover.Title of the front cover of the magazine, I chose to use “Empire” because its publishedmonthly, is a well known publication for mainstream films, and has regular features that I coulduse to make my magazine conform to functions and conventions like news, previews,mainstream films, top 10 or 100 lists.
I used a variety of different texts to highlightdifferent components of the front cover,using a unique font can attract the readerseye, as can the colour of the text.The image is centered and the villain islooking straight out at the audience. Theblack and white image links in with thecolour scheme and this makes the redstand out.The text for the main feature is unique andcentered as well so it frames the image. Thecaption is witty and creates enigma. The ‘R’sare reflected so that they appear backwards,this is the same as on my poster and gives myproduct a brand identity.