The title draws the reader to the right page, and is affective because it allows the audience to see what the article is about and as she is an upcoming, new artist, it will allow the audience to find new different types of music that they may like. Also the Article is on the right page and isn’t extremely long which could entice the reader into reading the article as it isn’t long winded. This shows that the readers of NME magazine are people who value easily deducible information.
Double PageSpread Analysis Both NME Magazines By: Noir El-Nour
Side BarDrop Sub HeadingCap Heading Anchor Photo Caption
Colour:The writing on this pagequite bold and the twocolours that are used,white and green, add tothe natural feel of thepage and article. The band on the right side are all looking directly at the audience which can draw The leaves that are on the them in. This is an appropriate picture to left side, make the picture have on the right side, because this is the seem very relaxed and first page that the reader will see when they calm. turn over the page. This means that the as the picture draws them in, they will be more inclined to read the article.
•The colours used through the article are green, white and black whichare the main colour theme;•This fits with the leaves and the
Tone of theArticleThe tone that is used in this article is casual. This fits with NME’s prior and recentarticles as they have a sense of informality to it; shown in the first line “bloody tweepop bands, eh?”. This allows the audience to connect and not be intimidated by thetext and also allows the text to be more accessible to the readers as they may not beable to understand more complex language. As NME is targeted at 16-25 year olds,this casual tone fits the language that they are more likely to use and therefore maybemore inclined to read it.
Eye Flowand LayoutThe first thing when looking at this(left) page that draws the readersattention, is the green box which hasinformation concerning the bands tourdates.
The title of the article is what draws thereaders attention to the (left) page. This isaffective because the readers can then see ifthe article is something that they would beinterested in reading.
LayoutThe image occupies most of the double page spread as it is landscape and the textis around the image.
Rule ofthirdsRule of thirds is used in this photo, aseach band members heads are in a third
Leading text SlugImage Drop Cap Button Pull Quote FooterCaption Image Anchor
The BAND ANDPrior KnowledgeClaire Boucher, also known as Grimes, is a Canadian Montreal-based musician,artist and music video director who sings and plays keyboards. Her style ofmusic is very different and unconventional to anything else shown through thescattered sounds from different genres that she uses; this fits with NME’s styleof music as they are able to introduce her as an emerging artist and are also ableto interest their audience with new sounds.Prior Knowledge isn’t needed in this article because this is in the section “100NEW BANDS” which shows that this section is about something that not manypeople know about. This article talks about their new album which has just comeout and is in the format of an interview. There is also background informationgiven to the readers throughout the article.
Eye Flowand Layout•The title “Grimes” is what draws thereader to the right page•The article is on the right page and isn’tvery long•The Image anchor at the bottom of the leftpage gives additional information about theband and their releases.
The first thing that the reader sees whenlooking at this page is the sticker at the topleft of the page, which says “100 NEWBANDS soo have to hear”. This couldentice the reader and as it is in a musicmagazine, this could be something thatthey are interested in.This also shows that this artist is differentand not like other new upcoming artists.The picture that is used in this DoublePage Spread is in black and white. Theimage is also landscape which goes acrossboth pages, the image of the girl is lookingto the right page and at the text, this couldmake the audience want to see what she islooking at and therefore be morestimulated to read the article.
Tone of theArticleThe way in which this article is written is very casual, however it is also factualwhich is needed for an upcoming artist so that the audience is able to knowsomething about them that may entice them to listen to her new album and otherprior releases.The article is written by NME’s assistant review editor, Laura Snapes andtherefore what she writes can be trusted.
magazines may influence your own The Drop Cap is a convention that is commonly used in music magazines and is an element that I plan on using in my own article. The Leading Text is another conventional attribute of music magazines and is something that I particularly like about the layout of articles and therefore is something that I will use in my own Double Page Spread article.