Different Music Magazine Fonts I have taken a few music magazine sample titles, to compare with and to use as a guideline to know the standards I will have to create a name title for the magazine and the styles, fonts and colours each, magazine have used and why they have used them. Most music magazines, you can clearly tell the genre they are portraying just by the title, which is affective and clearly understood by the audience. However, some music magazine names aren’t always as vague as others, yet the images and features that are involved within and on the front cover of the magazine allow the audience to clearly know, this also allows more people to buy the magazine as they are intrigued to know what magazine it is, and isn’t like every other magazine where you know automatically what genre it is. Some magazines also have the same name yet changes the colour in each issue to give it a new vibe, edgy feel. By Sarah Gaffey - 0854 Centre Number - 33751
By the font of this title you would stereotypically presume it was a country rock magazine, with the red and style of font used. The magazine is devoted to music, politics, and popular culture, with rock, pop and R&B music, the magaizne attratcs a wide audience for the wide variety it holds. The connotations of red, is fierstry, intense, energy, excitement, makes the heart beat faster, which is like a metaphor for the magzine itslef, as if you buy the magaizne your heart will be rasing with all the music, and latest information etc…
Blender magazine is known as "the ultimate guide to music and more". Blend means to put something together, here the magazine is ‘blending’ many artists and musical styles together. The font is curved and looks bold but soft, standing out to the eye and looking attractive. Within each isissue ‘Blender’ is in a different colour to coinside with the colour scheme of the magazine and keeps the audience interested.
‘ NME’, sounds like ‘enemy,’ that of the denotations of this bold red blocked lettered masthead with a bold black outline, representing this blunt, rebellious and subversive image. Red represents feistiness, which also associates with this rebellious attitude the magazine is portraying; this could also represent danger, giving the magazine an edgy and vibrant look. The title is in capitals and bold to stand out and is clearly visible to the audience eye.
The denotations of ‘Vibe’ are that of the audience feels a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively. The magazine allows the audience to feel a ‘Vibe’ from the rhythm and beats from the artists and musical experience inside. Within the magazine, the logo is different colours to maintain with the colour scheme of that particular magazine, expressing the different ‘vibes’ they want to portray. The title is bold, to stand out and is rounded at the corners to give the audience3 a sense of comfort, so they can relax while reading about the latest music gossip. The sharp edges, also gives the magazine an edgy personality.
Smash Hits is a pop music based magazine, aimed at children and young teenagers. You are able to tell this from the titel as It uses a ‘comic sanfs’ styled font, which is stereotyped as being young and a casual, non-connecting script, and was designed to imitate comic book lettering, for use in informal documents. The magaizne is wanting to appeal to their target audience, as children and young teeens underestand soft, casual fonts unlike cursive writing which is more formal. It attracts the audience as is stands out, looks loud and fun. ‘Smash Hits!’ uses bright, loud colours, to almost show the fun of music bursting out of the magaizne, attratcing the audience.