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Issue date and price  to let readers know  how much and what  issue the magazine  is. This is in white  making it stand ou...
Buzzword grabs attention to readers and makes                                                  audience want to see what e...
Masthead of ‘Q’ that                                           Puff that invites is to the very top left                  ...
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Analysis of professional magazine front covers

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Analysis of professional magazine front covers

  1. 1. Issue date and price to let readers know how much and what issue the magazine is. This is in white making it stand out Main central image is the for readers. selling point for this cover of NME. MIA is also Main masthead at left wearing colours that of the page so it is compliment the main noticed to be the colours on the magazine. magazine name. Bold MIA is also giving direct statement to be clear address towards the and positioning audience making readers statement underneath. want to buy the magazine. Main coverline dominates other Coverline is bold to attract writing on the page. readers, it’s subline is less Bolder, black font bold and easily reveals what to draw audiences the coverline is about. attention. We can Showing a variety of bands tell this is the main and artists will attract those coverline as it who are interested in them, matches the making them want to buy the masthead and has issue of the magazine. the exact same colour . Barcode at very bottom right of magazine front cover. This also showing information on the date of the magazines release.Analysis of professional magazine covers – NME
  2. 2. Buzzword grabs attention to readers and makes audience want to see what else the magazine offers. Puff to grab attention to something specific going on in the magazine.Masthead ‘MOJO’that let’s readers knowwhat the magazine is.Masthead is also Barcode at the right side of theacross top of the page page, more easy to seethat is more noticeable information on the issue of thisfor the audience. It’s magazine.positioning statementis overlapping themasthead, which doesnot dominate it, it just Main central image ofblends in with the David Bowie grabbingmagazine. readers attention, also incorporating the lightning bolt that Bowie is famous for to let Main coverline that readers know straight anchors attention and away it’s him. We can dominates other tell from this main writing on the image he is giving direct magazine. address, leading to the audience feeling ‘invited’ to buy the magazine.Analysis of professional magazine covers - MOJO
  3. 3. Masthead of ‘Q’ that Puff that invites is to the very top left audience into of the page and is bold reading more. and clear for readers. Will appeal to It also has it’s younger positioning statement generation as it underneath. is about festivals. Main central image just Coverline is bold showing lead singer (Alex and clear. Red and Turner) with other band white that contrast mates behind (all giving together so colours clear direct address to do not clash with audience). This central the rest of the main image dominates magazine. Subline everything else about this is revealing and magazine front cover and grabs attention. this is what will sell this issue of Q. Barcode at Line put in between each bottomish left, coverline is to stop coverlines again to show the and sublines from blending. price and date for This creates sections and the magazine. makes it clearer for readers understanding. Main coverline that draws attention and links to main central image. Coverline is extremely bold and it’s subline is very blunt, but does tell readers what the story is about.Analysis of professional magazine covers - Q

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