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Analysis of double page spreads


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Analysis of double page spreads

  1. 1. Analysis of doublepage spreads
  2. 2. Captions Leading text Button/slug By- This gives the reader and insightThis tells the reader about the picture, either The button andinforming the audience who is in the picture line/ into the article and an slug are usuallyor making a comment on the picture. Credit introduction to the separate. The artist/musician. slug indicates the content of the article. Drop cap This is the first letter of article which is enlarged. It usually is equal to 5 or 6 lines. Filler. This is a shorter piece which accompanies the article. This can also be known as Anchor a sidebar. This is used to signify the end of an article
  3. 3. The double page spread follows the natural eye flow. The layout is typical of a double page spread, as thepicture is on the right and the text is on the left. The text is generally to most important thing andtherefore the readers eyes are naturally drawn to that first. The picture is also important as it depicts themusician, the readers then see this and in the future they can associate the musicians face with hername, which is what the eye flow go near to next. The eye flow then seems to go back to near the text.This also shows the importance of the text on the page compared to the picture. Although, the eye flowdoes seems to mostly be on the picture of the musician, this could be mainly for the audience to associatethe face with a name.
  4. 4. I like the style of this picture. I like the lighting from thesign but I also like the lighting of the whole picture.Generally this seems to be a bit more posed than afront cover, however, her posing does seem morerelaxed and natural. Also, with the picture there are lotsof things in the background which is very different froma conventional front cover. Also, there is no need toleave space for text, so there is more focus on the artistand surroundings rather than other text on the page.The musician has direct eye contact to thecamera, similar to a typical music magazine. I particularly like the content of the feature. I like the layout because it can let you know a little bit more about the artist and it shows that they are independent and they can take control. also, it gets their opinions rather than showing everything about them. The content of the feature inspires me and I might base my double page spread of this type of article.
  5. 5. This ‘sidebar’ separates some of the text and highlights the importance of this section of text from the rest of the feature. The pink makes this section particularly stand out. The pink also matches that of the main title of the musicians name and the button. The small picture draws in audience in because they may want to know who she is talking about and her opinion of the person. I like this sidebar because it separates the text and makes it look more appealing to the audience because its not just one page full of text alone.This button is situated at the top right corner. It stands outdue to its bright colours and big text. This issue is a specialedition and it has a running theme through it. each feature isintroducing a modern and recent musician. This button showsthe reader what the theme is and it can distinguish what ispart of the special feature and what is normally part of themagazine. I will use this button in my double page spread butI will not make a ‘special’ feature.
  6. 6. Button/slug CaptionsThe button and This tells the reader about the picture, eitherslug are usually informing the audience who is in the pictureseparate. The or making a comment on the picture. slug indicatesthe content of thearticle. Leading text This gives the reader and insight into the Drop cap article and an This is the introduction to first letter of the article which artist/musician. is enlarged. It usually is equal to 5 or 6 lines.Filler. By-This is a shorter piece line/which accompanies Creditthe article. This canalso be known as a Anchorsidebar. This is used to signify the end of an article
  7. 7. This layout is different to a conventional music magazine double page spread layout, therefore, the eye flow is verydifferent to the other double page spread. The main focus of these pages is the main picture, its size contributes tothis. The picture takes over more than half the page, whereas typically, the main picture would stop halfwaythrough the page. The eye flow is also drawn to most of the picture, because there are two people the focus needsto be the same for both the musicians, if the picture was on the right hand side then the eye flow would be drawnto one artist more than the other because of the direction of the eye flow. This layout means the eye flow foes toboth artists, equally. However, the text isnt noticed too much due to the layout. Also, the direction of the eye flowgoes through the sidebar unlike with the other double page spread, this brings more attention to the sidebar.
  8. 8. I like this picture because of the layout of themodels, the expressions on their faces showtheir seriousness to music and their blackclothing makes the audience focus on theirfaces and stances rather than what they arewearing. Their poses and postures shows thatthey are two very different individuals as theyare standing very differently. I like the scenicbackground as its very colourful in contrast totheir dark, black clothes. The text in frontreally stands out because of its bright colours,although, the two musicians stand outbecause of their black clothes contrastingwith the green and bright background. Thebackground isnt too busy, which draws theattention to the artists, however, I feel thetwig in the background should have beenremoved because I feel it ruins thebackground as it stands out too muchbecause there is nothing else of that natureon the floor or surrounding them.
  9. 9. This is very similar to the other sidebar on the first double page spread. again, this separates the text and makes it more appealing to the reader as it isnt just one lengthy block of text. The picture draws the audience in as it will make them want to know about content concerning the person in the picture. The pink stands out from the rest of the text and it matches the main title. The colour pink seems to be a running theme in the issue magazine and this brings everything together.This leading text section is on the picture ratherthan by the text. This could be due to the fact thatthe picture takes up more than half of the twopages. I like this as it doesn’t take up too muchspace by the text and it uses up any unneededspace on the picture.
  10. 10. What inspires me.I like the pictures of both the double page spreads. I really like the picture of the musicians from 2:54because of the background and I may take my picture outside. I like its layout, the fact that the picture is onthe right and the text is on the left goes against conventions and it makes it stand out from the other doublepage spreads. I like the type of article for ‘Azealia Banks’ because its not just and interview and the artistsget to have their say on what they want. I think I may use this as inspiration when I start to make my doublepage spread. From both of the articles, I really like the sidebar and I will use this in my double page spread.Although, I will make it different from the article and possibly make it about some other information aboutthe artist.