This is one example of a magazine advert promoting
an album well.
The image used is extremely powerful and striking
and reflects the idea that the music relates to the
image, for example, the music may be quite edgy and
The use of black and white also gives a retro feel to
the poster. Colour is very important as well as the
The typography fits really well into the colour
scheme and idea for the album. For example, the
artist name is white writing on a black background
which is easy to read and stands out. The album
name “Russian Roulette” is printed in capital letters
which also stands out on the page. I know I would
stop and look at this advert and that’s what I want
my advert to be like.
This is another effective album advert.
The image used is again a close up of the
artists face. The colours in the image are
also used for the typography so it works
really well and stands out.
The album is called “Lights” and is placed
under the artist name. In the image, her
hair has gold dust over it which suggests
that they are playing on the idea that her
hair is shining- reflecting the album name
The artist name is bold and clear and all
the necessary information about the
album are below the image and writing
such as reviews .
I have discovered while researching into magazine
adverts, imagery on the adverts is really important
as it gives the artist an identity but should also
reflect on the idea of the album name.
I do not want to challenge conventions of a
magazine advert. I would like to use a striking
image which reveals the artist with clear
typography. This works well on most adverts.
This is a simple
layout but follows
conventions of a
The main image
takes up the
majority of the
page along with a
clear header for
the artist name
and album name.
This is another
simple layout but
the text is at a
angle. Like the
advert, this can
look effective on
the page as long
This is similar to
the second layout
but shows a
could look cool
below a striking