The image callout here tells the reader what is happening in the image and maybe a small bit of background information. It is a common convention in all magazines. The grab quote is central within the article text, and is obvious due to the quotationmarks. The box the grab quote is decorated Principle image: Largest image on the magazine article. with is a Union Jack, and along with the Belle is central in front of a backdrop depicting London; it London backdrop behind Belle, makes it is obvious she is the main protagonist in the programme.clear where the programme is set and that it She looks seductively at the camera and is wearing black, is a British Drama, it is also patriotic. suggesting sexuality is a main theme of the show.
Secondary image: it is a screen grab from the drama. Belle is also closer to the camera and stands out in the The byline, informs the reader what the article andimage, highlighting her key role and power over the man. programme is going to be about, this is a common The red is also prominent in the image due to the red convention of a magazine article. It is also in bold capitalarrow in which the image sits on along with the Masthead. font, making it stand out. The end of the column states the The page number here is a time, date and channel that the common convention in all programme will be airing; this is a magazines. The magazine brand common convention in TV guide identity is also usually next to the articles. page number.
The masthead is very clear on the article especially with the bright red arrow underneath the text. The text is in block capitals and in white which also stands out greatly against the red.The arrow points to the image of Belle with a play on words. She is a ‘Call Girl’ but the text isalso asking who is calling her. The arrow also highlights that Belle is the main protagonist of the drama and is central to the programme. The colour red also adds to the sense of seduction along with the black dress as together they can connote sexuality. The text is in columns and in a serifs font. It appears formal and adds to the adult nature of the show. Although not entirely targeted at the target audience.
The masthead is slanted with the shape of the cane that Dr House is carrying on hisback. The effect of this adds to the consistency of the article and makes it look more attractive. The font is in capitals and in serifs font, making it appear formal and attractive to the target audience. There is also a small image on the side of the masthead, a tear drop, which adds to the sad nature. of the chosen masthead. The byline of the article informs the reader of what the article is going to be about and gives some background information. The text is also in serifs fonts, consistent with the masthead and in capitals. The slanted style of text is also consistent with the mast head and makes it appear more aesthetically pleasing.
This is the principle image and in fact the only image on this page. He is in his doctor costume along with his walking stick and appears smart with his hair slicked back. The image goes across both pages and is the main component of the double page. The plain blue background compliments his blue shirt and yet still makes sure he stands out the most. The image has also been cut out to blend in with the background.The text here, again slanted withthe masthead and subtext, tells The image callout tells the reader more about the drama the reader who has written the and the protagonist/actor pictured in the article. magazine article and the interview.
There is often a drop cap at the start of an article but here there is just a larger and different colour font to start the article. This is a common convention of most magazine articles. The text is in serifs and is in columns. These are regular Another common convention of a magazine article is the conventions of a magazine article. The serifs font is also page number at the bottom left or right hand side of the consistent with the masthead and subtext. It also adds to double page spread along with the magazine brand the formality of the article and is directly aimed at the identity next to it. target audience (age 35 – 60).
From the analysis of the articles from TV Guide magazines it is easyto see what we need to have in our article:Primary (sometimes secondary or more) imagesSubtext under the mastheadMastheadGrab quoteImage CalloutScreen grab (if appropriate)A plain background cover (more aesthetically pleasing)Text in columns (sans serifs or serifs – whichever more appropriate)A drop capPage number & Magazine brand identityThe date, time and channel the programme will be airing