NME is a very popular alternative/indie music magazine that is why I find inspiring for my music magazine. The target
Double page spread analysis
NME DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD ANALYSISThis is an analysis of one of NME magazine’s double page spreads. I chose to do this magazine because I was very inspired by this particular double page spread.
HISTORY/BACKGROUND• NME stands for New Musical Express.• It was published in 1952.• It is published weekly.• The genre is indie/rock/alternative.• First British magazine to include a singles chart in a November 1952 issue.• Target Audience 16-26 year olds
•Pinks and yellowsused for stickers andbuttons to draw COLOUR NME’s house colour is red, and this article doesn’t use any red, howeverattention. I think it works well with the mood of this artist. The main colours are black and white, it even uses a black and white image. The only things in this article that aren’t black or white are the sticker, the button, the drop cap, the caption, and the image anchor. I really like the idea of a an article where everything is black and white. The use of monochrome colours gives the article a tranquil mood. The fact that less colours are used makes the article more effective because there are less distractions, therefore the readers NME’s house colour is red an attention will be on the image and this article stays away from the interview/article. The simplicity of that using no red at all. the colours appeals to a hip audience and gives the article a indie/alternative feel.
USE OF LANGUAGE,TONE AND MODE OF ADDRESS • 16-26 Year olds •Male and Female •Not suitable for older generationNME uses a comical tone which keeps the audience engaged, but it also sometimes becomes authoritative to make the audience remember the artist.
They have used a black and whitelandscape image, the fact that the imagehas no colour gives the article a mysterious IMAGE ANALYSISfeel. The image is taken of the artist’sreflection in the mirror. On this page •Rule of thirds •Landscape image •Black and White •Indoors •Eye level shot