This is an activity where people walk around the room and look at
other’s work.They write comments on what like and what they think
could be improved on. In this case, we also had to write four questions
for them to answer.
This way, we can get constructive criticism from out peers, which can
help us with construction.
Which image do you think is the most appealing/fitting in the front cover? Why
do you think so?
• The masthead is very appealing and stands out
very good.As it gets the attention and it shows
the type of the magazine you are making.The
composition of the image is different which is
good because it’s making the magazine more
• I think that the masthead is very catchy to the
eye!The image that you have used is to a good
standard, as he blends in with the background
of the cover.
• The one where his shoulder is showing
underneath the cover lines, this is a great
composition for the magazine, it also shows
attitude for the artist and goes with the genre
of the magazine.
• Love the masthead! Fits the overall design of
the magazine very well, I would strongly advise
you to continue using the masthead as it would
be very eye catching on a shelf.
Most people started
talking about the
masthead, which is
irrelevant to the
two did say that they
liked a picture, and
investigating, I found
it was the one on the
right. The left one I
originally used, but
after reading and
asking some more
questions to one
person, I have decided
to use the second
picture in my final
Do you think the image would look better without one of the filters, or should I
enhance it with some stronger filters?
• I would say make his face not so light. Like
more tanned or to stand out more. However
I still think it’s good this way too because it
shows contrast between the colours.
• No, I think that filters would ruin the
contrasts of colours used, and wouldn’t
have the same effect that is already shown
• No, filters would just ruin the photo, and
wouldn’t show the same effect it has now.
• Don’t add any filters to the image as it fits
the design very well. However if you were to
enhance the face ever so slightly it may
make him more visible.
• I would agree and say that you could darken
The feedback seems to be in a divide. Some
people think I could maybe darken his face and
make his natural skin colour stand out more,
whereas others think that the filters should
remain, as it helps create a different contrast
with the masthead and cover lines, and adds a
stylistic quality to the front cover.
I have chosen to agree with the latter, as that
was what I was intending. I didn’t want Caleb to
be out of the overall colour scheme of the
magazine, and I wanted to make sure he looked
integrated into it, so I shall keep the filters.
Do you think the overall look of the front cover gives the impression of a punk magazine?
What features of it helped you make the decision?
• Yes, because of the language that is used and the colours.
• Yes, because of the colour scheme that has been chosen, and the language and
• Yes, because of the dark colours and the masthead really helps portray punk.
• Yes, the language used with the colour choices clearly tell me that it’s a punk
• Yes, because of how dark and horror like it is and its high contrast.
This one was a simple question, as I wanted to make sure what I was doing made the magazine feel like a punk
magazine. All of the answers were yes, and they all gave good reasons that reassured me that I was doing a good job
with the features of my front cover. This is also one of the reasons why I would keep the filter on the picture, as it
helps to convey the sense that it is a punk magazine. A few people commented on the use of language and how it fit
into the punk magazine aesthetic, which I was again trying to emulate. The only thing I seeing myself trying to improve
is just doing more. Of what I have already done.