What genres of music
Are the artists new?
In my music magazine, I have chosen to interview and feature a
number of artists. These range from the new and upcoming, to
the world famous. This gives my readers a number of interesting
stories, with different perspectives on the music industry.
For my selection of house colours, I have
chosen to go for black gold and purple. My
reasons for this are that, the three colours are
very commonly found in, or associated with
I believe the three colours suggest wealth,
which too my target audience is often what
they thrive to be.
Black, gold and purple are three very eye
catching colours, which is key to the sales of my
Here are a few things that include my house
colours, these demonstrate my colour scheme
and how it is relevant to hip-hop.
Style and features layout?
Columning – For my colums of writing I have chosen too go with a traditional style of
two colums of size 10 text, this makes an easy read, but allows enough text, to still
Pull quotes – On my features page I have used two pull quotes, taken from the
interview, blown up and scattered over the page to catch the attention of the reader.
Leading - As demonstrated in my article, I have used leading under my heading and
Composition, legibility textures and fonts – I have used a number of layering
techniques, and numerous different font styles. I have managed to use these different
styles and still give it a well laid out look.
Sub heading - I have used a sub heading underneath my heading to explain what is
contained in the article.
Sub-headings – I have used sub headings on the question and answer part of my
article to show the reader what question had been asked of the artist featured.
Paragraphs - I have used paragraphs in my writing to neaten and spread
out the work. This helps to give the page a well structured look.
Language style / mode of address?
The mode of address used on my features page through out is mixed. I
have used some informal aspects to help relate to my readers, but have
kept it formal enough so that it dose a good job of informing them of
what they need to know. This mode of address was what I have been
aiming for because it is a decent compromise between the two.
The informal aspects of my features page are some of the questions I
have asked my artist. I have also used some quotations that have been
written as if they have been spoken, for example “ahh” or “mm”. This
helps to relate to the reader and gives them the feeling of really getting
an insight of what the artist is like.
The formal aspects of my features page are, the well laid out structure
and also the columns of writing. Some of the language I have used is
also of a more standard to help get to the point across rather than
filling it with slang.
For my type face I have chosen to stick with a sans-serif style
font for the majority of my text. This gives the article a more
manly feel and also helps to make the text stand out.
In my heading I have used a serif style font, this
compliments my artists name (who happens to be female),
and also makes it stand out from the rest of the text.
Branding through motifs or logos?
I have used a brand logo at the bottom right had of each double
page spread. This lets the reader know which magazine they are
reading. This also helps to give my magazine a brand identity. In
time this will help the magazine to become famous just from a
small picture or animation.
The main photo on my features page uses indirect address. This focuses
the readers eye on not only the whole image, but what the artist is looking
at. In this case it would be the lighter, but is in the same direction as the
I have chosen to use a posed shot rather than a live one, due to the layout
of the rest of my article. I think that it works well with the rest of the page.
Here is the before and after of my photo.
Where are the images and text
positioned on the page?
I have chosen to position my main image slightly to the right of the centre
marker on the page. This gives me space on either side of the image, whilst still
giving the page a neat look. I think that my image looks perfect on the page and
throughout any minor tweaks I have made to the page has stayed in the same
All of the text has been positioned on the left hand side of the page in two
formal columns. This allows the readers eyes to flick from page to page
comfortably. I think this also accentuates the range of components on the two
Why did I decide on this layout?
Originally I decided to go with a different layout as shown on my flat
plan, but as my design progressed I changed the layout completely.
The reason for this was because my original ideas didn’t prove to be
practical, and wouldn’t have looked, good, so I changed it to a more