ANALYSIS OF PROFESSIONALMAGAZINE COVERS PAGES Eleanor Lynch-Kinnear
Title Buzzwords →Top left aligned. →Used to suggest that →Either goes completely it is something special across the top or top leftish is to this magazine, e.g. a shot title. →Big Font and Unique ‘new’ ‘exclusive’. →Image can partially cover the title if the magazine is well Images known. →One main image-well known person →Direct address used (looking at Cover Lines audience) →Quite ambiguous on →Photos are generally posed purpose to draw the →No text on facial aspect of the reader in image. →Always in capital letters →All cover lines use the same fontMain Cover Lines→Anchors the main image→Larger font than cover lines BarcodeSub Lines →Usually at the bottom→Adds detail to the cover line-not right, can be horizontal oralways making the story clear Colour Scheme vertical. →Only 3 or 4 colours →Price maximum →Issue number →Simply colour scheme →Date →Generally primary colours →Website →Colours don’t clash
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