CRITERIAFor my magazine, I set myself some criteria so that I could make a decent name. Beloware the points that I wanted to included for my Magazines title.• It has to be music-related. I want a name that has connotations of music and sound.•• It has to be short and simple so that when people quote it, they don’t spend too long telling the name of the magazine.• The name has to roll off the tongue and be easy to say.• It has to look good on the shelf, if a magazine has a bad name, it wont be bought.
MUSICAL TERMS• Here are just some musical terms. I would have chosen one of these names however they all have connotations of classical music or music from the opera.• A cappella• Duet• Encore• Harmony• Key• Maestro• Opus
TERMS THAT HAVE CONNOTATIONS OF MUSICInstead of using an actual musical term, I decided to use a different name butit still had to be related to music. I turned my search on to devices. I decidedthat naming my magazine after the part of a musical instrument or devicewould sound better.
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SWITCHIn the end, I chose the name “Switch” as it fits all of the criteria I set myself. I chose it as it is quick and easy to say. It also has connotations of music and sound. It also appeals to a younger generation as it sounds nice to say. The only issue with this is that there used to be a BBC programme called Switch but the target audience was and is the same for my audience.
POSSIBILITIESThis possibility is edgy andunique and appears as if it hasbeen stamped on the page. Thiscould stand out against abackground which would catchthe readers eye. This possibility seems a bit too bold. It looks quite angry and menacing and this would not attract readers. It also makes the word seem really. People would not choose this as it doesn’t have the right connotations or denotations.
POSSIBILITIESThis possibility is too poshfor my target audience. Itwould not appeal to studentsas it has Serifs on the ends ofwords. This suggests a levelof education is needed.This possibility has connotationsof science and my magazine isabout music.Yet again, I find this imagehas connotations of highclass. Although, myreaders may be high class,they are not my targetaudience.
FINAL LOGOI chose this one as it appeals more to my audience. It hasconnotations of being edgy and fresh and that reallycaptures the kind of audience I’d like to attract.