ConventionsComparing my magazine conventions with others.
What is conventional about this front cover? Box out: Masthead: Having a box out, draw’s attention to a The masthead for the front cover is Main Image: certain story. This box out off offers conventional because it attracts the On the front cover it is conventional to exclusive pictures, and age related audience to the page. The typography for have a large image in the centre where activities which would relate to the the masthead is sans serif which is also you are able to see their facial expression’s target audience because they would conventional to a pop magazine because and their clothing. Also, on pop magazines want to buy the magazine to see what it catches the eye of the reader. it is conventional to use a well known pictures they are. artist or a new and upcoming artist. All of these features are to draw in the reader’s Cover Line: attention. Having a cover line is conventional because it attracts the readers attention Font: about what the main story will include. The typography used on this front Also, having It in a box out such as a ‘love cover San’s serif is the font they use heart’ makes it stand out more which is on the front of this magazine which is attract the target audience even more. conventional because it catches the Route of the Eye: readers attention whilst on the shelf. This front cover is conventional This is good for the target audience because it has followed the rule of because young teenagers normally go Route of the Eye. They have the for something that look’s interesting masthead along the top, the main rather than dull and boring. image, then finally posters in box outs along the bottom. The Posters: purpose of this is so that the Advertising posters inside a reader can gain all the important magazine is conventional because information at first glance. Also all the target audience believe that the main information is in the Left Extras: they are getting something ‘free’ third. On every magazine is it conventional to have a which is more than they are Colour: barcode so that the people wanting to buy it are paying for. Also having posters of The colour scheme for the front cover is very able to find out how much it is going to cost. music artists introduces people to conventional because they use upbeat and However, on a pop magazine it is conventional to new people so when they are put exciting colours such as pink, and light blues. have the barcode at the bottom of the front on the front cover they recognise Also using bright colours such as Yellow for cover. Also it is conventional to have an issue them. box outs make them stand out. number of the magazine.
How is my front cover conventional? Masthead: The typography for my masthead is conventional Articles: Extras: because it is in Sans Serif font On the front cover the My front cover is conventional which stands out . Also its in a articles are conventional to a because I have put barcode so that large font at the top, which pop magazine because they the people wanting to buy it are able make’s it bigger than anything are relates to the to find out how much it is going to else on the page so it can catch Psychographic of my target cost. I have also included an issue the readers attention. audience such as talking number which is conventional so that about fashion and celebrities. the buyer is able to know what issue they are purchasing. Font: The typography used on my front cover San’s serif is the font they use on the front of this Colour: magazine which is conventional The colour scheme on my front because it catches the readers cover is very conventional attention whilst on the shelf. because I have used feminine colours such as pink and blue which relate to my target Main Image: audience. The main image on my front cover conventional because it is a large image in the centre where you areRoute of the Eye: able to see their facial expression’sMy front cover is conventional because it and their clothing. On my image, youhas followed the rule of Route of the Eye. can see what she is wearing, and alsoI have put have the masthead along the what make up she has used.top, the main image, then finally the mainstory line along the bottom. The purposeof this is so that the reader can gain all the Language:important information at first glance. Also Using shortened sentences such as “I cant believeall my main information is in the Left it” and “Love affair revealed” draws the readersthird. attention because its only giving them a snapshot of what is it come. This is why my magazine is conventional to the pop genre.
What is conventional about this contents page? Masthead: Having the masthead on the contents page is conventional because it Colour: allows the reader to recognise what magazine they are reading from. Also The colours on the contents page “Inside the mag” doesnt directly insinuate that its a contents page, but you are unconventional to what they can tell from the layout. It is also conventional because it attracts the are usually. They are blue, which readers eye. The typography used for the masthead is serif font which is more of a masculine colour, makes it more exciting to read. which isn’t very eye catching. Text: Numbers: The text on this contents page is Having the page numbers at the conventional because it is in a small bottom of the contents page in bold font which is conventional for a pop and a striking colour is conventional magazine. Also there is a letter from so that the reader is able to find the editor which informs the what page they want to read. Also, readers what to expect within the as my magazine is aimed at 12- issue. 16yearolds they have a short attention span so the main Main Image: information has to stick out. The main image for this contents page is conventional because they are both well known in the celebrity worlds which means it more likely a Captions: teenager who knows about them will It is conventional to caption want to read it. Also, if they enjoy pictures on a contents page so whats on the contents page they will the reader is able to look at the want to read on. The camera angles picture and if they want to read it are also conventional because they Other Pictures: turn straight to the page. are mid shots. All the other images scattered around the contents page is conventional because it gives of a busy and exciting tone. Also all of the pictures are of other celebrities which the target audience can relate to. It is also conventional to have a picture of the editor on the front cover so the reader is able to see who wrote the issue. This is why this contents page is conventional.
How is my contents page conventional? Colour: The colour scheme on my contents page is conventional as it has feminine colours such as yellow and pink. Also Masthead: there is an even amount of both colours which is The masthead on my contents page is conventional because you can’t have one colour over conventional because it is in serif font powering the other. which makes it exciting to read. Also it is at the top of the page it a bright colour (pink) which means it stands Extras: out from the rest of the text. The extra’s on my contents page such as the masthead in the corner of the page is conventional as it gives the Images: The images on my reader ability the remember what contents page are conventional magazine they reading. Also having because they are well know pop page numbers at the bottom of the artists which my target audience page is conventional because the can relate too. I also have a reader is able to see what page they picture of the editor as it is also are on. conventional to have a picture of the editor so the reader can see who has written the issue. Text: The text on my contents page is Captions: conventional as it is in a serif font My pictures are conventional which is easy and exciting to read. as they have captions on them Also i have text from the editor which means the reader can which is conventional so the find the page they are looking reader is able to see what the for straight away. issue involves. Number: My page numbers are conventional as they are in a bold font at the bottom of the page where the readers are able to find the information quickly. Also they have a subheading beside them which is also conventional as it gives of a little piece of information about what is going to appear on that page.
What is conventional about this double page spread? Images: Kicker: The images on this double page spread Having a kicker on a double page is conventional because it is of a well spread is conventional because it known artist all around the world. Also draws the reader into the text and the main image is on the left hand side shows them where the article of the page which is conventional for a starts. pop magazine. Standfirst: It is conventional to haveText: The text of this double a stand first because itpage spread is conventional gives the reader a incitebecause it on the right hand to what the article isside of the page in a serif font going to be about.which is easier to read. Also itis in a small size font(9) whichis conventional for a popmagazine when reading anarticle. Colour : The colour on this double page Headline: spread is conventional because The headline for this double page spread Box Out: it has feminine colours which is conventional because it is big, bold and A box out is conventional aims at the target audience. written in sans serif so it draws in the because if sections off important Also they are bright and eye attention of the reader. Also it is a quote information from the rest of the catching especially using from the text which means if they find it text, which makes it easier for colours such as different interesting they will want to read the rest the reader to read. shades of pink and yellow. of the text.
How conventional is my double page spread? Headline: Image: My headline is conventional My image is conventional because it because it is big, bold and eye is large, and on the left side of the catching which is written in sans page. Also the model is a well serif so it stands out from the rest known singer with casual clothes of the text. and makeup which can relate to the Pull quotes: target audience. My pull quote is conventional because it is on the main image which draws the reader in. If they like what they read from Kicker: the pull quote they will The kicker on my double want to read the rest of the page spread is conventional text. because it is at the beginning of the article in a larger font than the rest of the text. It is conventional because they Text: know where the article The text on my article is starts. conventional because it is in serif font which means it is easier to read. Also it is in the conventional size font (9) which means it doesnt take up to much space, but it is still legible to read. I have also put in questions which 12-16 year Colour: My colours are conventional Standfirst: olds would want to know My standfirst is conventional about their favourite because they are feminine (pink and blue) which relates to the target because it gives the reader more celebrities so it keeps them information about the article. interested. audience. Also they are bright and eye catching so it draws the Also it is just under the headline attention to the reader. where it is conventional to be.
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