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Magazine cover and contents page analysis lorraine
Magazine Cover andcontents page analysisLorraine Kutsirayi AS media studies
Front cover This is the mast head, this is the identification logo of my magazine, the name of my magazine is called ‘inspire’ my image is a light bulb and that gives the ‘idea’ aspect of the magazine. It also has the city college logo so people know it’s the city college school magazine. It also has the issue number underneath.This is my lead story and its in boldAnd capital letters so it stands outAnd it is in the middle of everything.
Content page This is my lead story on my contents page, it is the biggest image on the page. It is also under the ‘features’ so it’s the big story for this issues magazine, followed by the safety in numbers and college fashion articles. These are my regulars, it consists of the articles that are in the magazine all the time.
Magazine AnalysisWhat works?In my magazine the mast head works because I got the name of my magazine but alsothe theme and colour scheme from that idea. The contents page went well because Iincluded articles that the college students would like to read. My contents page alsoworks because it keeps to the colour scheme of red, black and white, the layout alsoworks because It is set out in ‘features’ and ‘regulars’ so they are set apart.What doesn’t?What doesn’t work on my magazine is the front cover, the front page could be moreinteresting and more attention grabbing, It could also have more than one image onthe front to support the other leading articles.
What was easy and difficult?In the production of my magazine what was easy was the planning, I had anidea of what I wanted my magazine to look like so as soon as my flat plans weredone the production was easy, I was used to Photoshop so I knew how to doeverything I wanted with my work.The difficult thing was making it unique because we got ideas from differentmagazines and we had to put an unique twist to it and make it look original,what was difficult was the laying out of the images and the writing, they had tolook professional.What have I learnt?I have learnt some key terms, and how to make and lay out a magazine. I have also learntto take high quality pictures for my magazine and take relevant pictures of my magazine.What would I change?If I had all the time and the money I would make my front cover, I would make it morecolourful or more interesting and more appealing, I would make the colour scheme morevaried and leave less white space and fill it up with something.
Other magazines I would compare my magazine with. I would compare this contents page to mine because it has one large image and split into ‘features’ and ‘fashion’ it is also simple and keeps a constant colour scheme.I would compare this magazine cover to minebecause they are really similar, they have animage of someone on the front and have amain colour scheme of blue, black, white andred