The colours used on the front cover of this
magazine are very girly. They use a lot of
pinks and purples. It attracts the attention of
girls which then makes the magazine seem
intriguing. The colours are also very bright,
this attracts peoples attention as it stands
The main image on the cover of this
magazine is a picture of a very popular girl
band, Little Mix. In this image each person is
looking towards the camera. This is very
important for the main picture as it makes it
very personal to the audience if you they are
looking into their eyes. The image is also very
fun. The way that the girl band are posed,
makes it look like they are having fun which
will make the reader want to read it too.
The target audience for this magazine would
be young girls. The language used has to not
be very complex as it would be difficult for
the target audience to read. The sentences
used on the front cover are very short and
snappy, ‘Lesson in love’. This catches the
audiences attention as its not something that
takes to long to read.
This magazine uses many different fonts for different
parts of the front cover. The font of the masthead on
the magazine is the only time this font is used and
they use san serif. This is because they want the
masthead to stand out. In this case, I don’t think it’s
the best thing to use lots of different fonts. This is
because it can look very confusing and untidy if
everything is different. This could mean that the
audience will just go for a simpler magazine. Where
everything is placed on the cover is very accurate.
The images of the pops stars have the text of their
names next to the picture and the main story is
linked to the main picture.
Institution and distribution
The publisher of Shout magazine is D.C Thomson &
Co. Ltd. They also publish a wide range of magazines
and newspapers such as, Sunday Post, The Evening
Telegraph, My Weekly and The Beano. The first issue
of Shout magazine was in 1993 and from then on has
become a very successful magazine.
My overall impression of this magazine is that it
is very suited to its target audience. The colours,
images and the language is made for teen girls to
understand and enjoy. My only criticism would
be the fact that they use many different fonts
which may be very confusing for the magazine
The colour schemes on this contents page is very similar to the front
cover. There use many pinks and girly colours just like the front cover.
The pink skirt that Jessie J is wearing matches the colour of the box in
the bottom right hand corner and the name of the magazine. They do
this because it links everything together. If they did not do this and the
colours were all varied some of the images may not look like the belong
in the magazine.
The design of the contents page is very accurate for the target audience
of the magazine. It has been spread onto two pages making it a doublepage spread. By using two pages for the contents page it spreads
everything out, this means that it could be less confusing for their
audience. If it looks too over crowded, it may loose it’s appeal to teen
girls and they would no longer want to read the magazine. The images
and text are all in columns which also helps the reader to understand it
as its not too complex. They use different font for specific things. For
example they use the same fonts for the subheadings and the same
font for what’s on the pages.
The images on this page are all pictures of
women. This may be because this magazine
is targeted to teen girls. Teen girls may look
up to people in magazines so they have to
ensure that the models in the images are
dressed appropriate. They all look happy in
the images which gives off a good mood to
The language they use is similar to the
language used on the front cover. The
way they say ‘what’s inside’ catches
the readers attention. This is because
it’s a very intriguing and may make
people curious and they then will
read the magazine.
My overall impression of this contents page is that it fits perfectly
with not only the front cover but the target audience. The colours,
images, language and design all appeal to teen girls and match the
front cover. The design is not too complex and is easy to take in for
The images on this page are all related to the story. The
main story is about the world wide singing Jessie J and the
images are all of her. This is important because if there was
an image of another singer it wouldn’t be relevant to the
story. Everything must link together and everything is put
there for a reason. All the images of the pop star are very
fun and she looks like she’s having a good time. She looks
very fashionable and is the type of person teenage girls will
look up to.
The design of this double-page spread is very accurate for
its target audience. The text is in columns which is
important as it is simple for people to read and understand.
The font is the same for certain things and is not too
complex. The flowers at the top of the first page in the right
hand corner are a very good design for this magazine. They
are pretty and are correct for the audience of the magazine
as they are girly.
My overall impression of this double-page spread is that it is
very good and is suited perfectly to its target audience. The
colours all link together and the images link to the story.
The language used is inspirational for teen girls and the
design is simple and easy to read.
They use a quote from the singer as one of
the main pieces of text. ‘Be yourself, be
proud, be confident’ This is important
language because it is very inspirational. It
reaches out to their target audience of teen
girls and may help them within their lives.
The colours on this double-page spread are
very similar to both the front page and
contents page. They carry on using the pink.
The text boxes and Jessie J’s skirt are all the
same colour which then link them together
and also links them to the other pages. It
gives off a very girly feeling.
This magazine is aimed at young girls and this
shows with the colours that are used on the
front cover. They are many pinks but also many
blues. This could mean that even though their
target audience is teen girls, they are open to an
audience of boys too. I think they are trying not
to be sexist with the colours used.
The main image on the front cover is of an
extremely popular boy band, One Direction.
This in itself attracts many young girls to buy the
magazine. All five boys are looking towards the
camera, which makes it personal for the
audience looking at it. The boys are all posed
close together which may make the audience
feel happy about the image therefore would be
more likely to buy it.
The language used on the front cover of this
magazine is very easy to read. This is perfect fro
the target audience as they are teenage girls
and wouldn’t be interested in a magazine is it
was complex to read. They use short snappy
sentences to attract the readers attention.
The design of this magazine is very fun. There
are many colours, font and pictures to attract
the audiences attention. The main photo has
the main story text on it and all the other
images are with the appropriate text. They use
a buzz which say ‘wanna date us?’ this is used
to attract the attention of the audience as it
invites you in the magazine.
Institution and distribution
The publisher of this magazine is Egmont UK Ltd.
Egmont UK Ltd is a leading UK children’s
publisher, comprising two children’s book
divisions and one magazine division: Egmont
Press, which publishes Fiction, and Picture
Books; Egmont Publishing, which publishes
Classic and Contemporary Characters, Learning
and Colour & Activity lists - and Egmont
Magazines, which publishes a range of top
quality market-leading children’s magazines.
My overall impression of the magazine is that it
is very suited to its niche market. The colours,
images, language and the design are all what a
teen girl is looking for in a magazine.
The colour used on this contents page to me does not match the colour on the front
cover of this magazine. The pinks they use on the contents page is different from the
shade they use on the front cover. They do however use the same shade of blue. It is very
important to match the colours from the front cover to the contents page because it links
everything together for the readers. People wont read a magazine if it is too complex and
has too many different colours.
The images on this contents page all create a good mood for the audience. This is
because the models all look happy and as if they are enjoying themselves in the pictures.
The images also match the images on the front cover. They are all of the same people and
are linked to the stories.
They used small different quotes from the main stories in the magazine. This is good for
the reader as it gives them a small incite to what the can expect to see within the
magazine. The language they use is then very important as the audience need to be
able to understand it. They use short snappy sentences.
The design of this magazine is too complicated for its target audience. It is all
squeezed onto one page and can look too complex for the readers so therefore
they may not take the time to read it.
My overall impression of this contents page is that it is not suited to this magazine. The
design of it is too complicated for the readers as the page is too cramped. If they changed
it to be on a double-page spread I think it could be a lot better. Also the colour don’t
match the colours on the front cover, this gives them a disadvantage because it is
important to link the front cover and contents page.
The colours used on this double-page spread do not
match fully to the front page or the contents page.
Although they use the colour blue on all three pages
its not the same shade. The other colour that we can
see on the page is very mixed as there are lots of
images. There are some bright and vibrant colours
which make certain parts of the double-page spread
The language used on this double-page spread is
simple and not hard to understand. They use short
snappy sentences and they use language
appropriate for the audience. For example, they use
the word ‘selfie’ in one of the captions for a picture.
This language is very appropriate for teen girls as
this is what these girls say. Older people ma not
understand the term ‘selfie’ and this is why it is
appropriate for teen girls.
My overall impression of this double-page spread
is that it is fun, jam packed with information and
images and it is very suited to its target audience.
Although the colours do not match to the previous
pages, the images, language and design are all
perfect for teen girls to read and understand.
The design of this double-page spread is
very fun and there is a lot happening on the
page. It is jam packed with images and text
about the teen choice awards. The images
are all placed in the correct place and do not
overlap one another.
This double-page spread has many different
images on it. They are all from the ‘teen choice
awards’ which is the main story on the page. The
images are link to text and all have a caption. The
pictures are all fun and show what happened at
the award show which people are in to.
The colours used on this front cover are very
similar to ‘We Love Pop’ magazine. They use
many pinks and blues to show that this
magazine is suited for both girls and boys even
though the target audience is teen girls. The
colours are extremely bright which attracts a
lot of attention and could distinguish a reader
from buying this one or a different magazine.
The main image on this magazine is a picture
of a wide world boy band, One Direction. They
are extremely popular and well known all
around the world. This image already invites
people to buy the magazine because of how
popular the band is. They are all looking
towards the camera in the image which makes
it personal for the readers. The images all look
very fun to the audience and in most of them
you see the pop starts smiling.
The language used on the front cover is very
short and snappy. Nothing is at all complicated
and the language isn’t very complex. This is
right for the target audience because they are
The design of this magazine is a very fun
design. They use bright colours, images of
popular bands and buzz and puffs. All the
images are linked to the correct texts and
they have many interesting stories that
grabs the audiences attention.
Institution and distribution
Top of the Pops magazine is a monthly
publication published by Immediate Media
Company. It features chart information, star
gossip, fashion and beauty advice, quizzes,
song lyrics and posters. It is a supplementary
magazine for the TV show Top of the Pops until
the latter was cancelled in 2006.
My overall impression is that this is a
fun, exciting and eye catching magazine.
It attracts the target audience perfectly
by the use of colour, the images and the
The colour of this contents page doesn’t match the front cover at all. They have
decided to use a completely different colour to the colours on the front cover. They
use green as their main colour which is not linked to the colours elsewhere. The
colours on this page seem to be very boring. No bright colours and nothing really
There are not very many images on this contents page. There is an image of the
front cover which helps you understand where the main stories on the front cover
are located in the magazine. There are a few other small images which are
connected to the stories which are in the magazine. The images do not create a
mood for the reader which then means they may not want to read it.
The language used is very simple and fits well with the target audiences. There
are a few short snappy sentences which grabs the readers attention.
The design of this magazine is quite cramped and the writing is very small. The way
they placed an image of the front cover on the contents page is a very good idea as it
gives the reader a chance to see where the stories on the front cover are located in
the magazine. This is important as it was these stories that attracted the audience in
the first place.
My overall impression of this magazine is that it does not link to the front cover at
all. The colours and the design of the contents page is completely different to the
front cover. If there was not an image of the front cover on the contents page the
some people might not even think that this is the right contents page for this
The images on this double-page spread are all relevant
to the stories provided. They are pictures of celebrities
that are popular to the target audience of teen girls.
They are images of certain celebrities doing everyday
thing in their lives. The readers can then relate to the
celebrities which might make them feel better about
The design of this double-page spread is very fun and
eye-catching. The text and images are in columns and is
easy for the reader to read. The page is colourful and
the images are exciting. The images all have the
appropriate texts around them and the font used is
mainly the same for specific things.
My overall impression of this double-page spread is
that it is a fun, eye catching and colourful page. The
colours make certain things stand out and images get
the audience involved as these celebrities are doing
things that people do in their everyday lives. The
design is good and overall it is not complicated and is
easy for the readers to understand and read.
The colours used on this double-page spread are
very similar to the front page of the magazine. They
use the pinks and blues that are also on the front
cover. The colours however do not match any of
the colours on the contents page. The colours are
bright and make the double-page spread stand out.
The language used on this double-page
spread is simple and very easy for the
readers to understand. They also use short
snappy sentences such as, ‘The Munch
Bunch’. The language is not complex and is
perfect for the target audience.