The colours that I chose for my front cover
were black, white and red, this is because
the black and white contrast well and all of
the colours are conventional for a rock
magazine and will appeal to my target
audience. From research that I have done I
found out that those were the colours
which most people in my group wanted
making it even more appealing to them.
The reason that I chose these colours were
mainly because these are the colours which
connote the negative things such as
anger, death and violence making them
more appealing to my audience, it also
allows the text easily readable.
The colours used on the contents page are the same
ones that I used on my front cover, this then makes a
house style for the rest of the magazine. This was
done so that it creates brand recognition for future
I have split the page up into two different colours to
allow the main body of text to be seen and readable, I
then had the text in the black half in bigger, white text
so that it is just as easily read as the rest.
By using the same colours again it allows the
connotations of violence and anger to carry on.
Yet again I have used the same colours
as the other pages to keep with the
house style. By using the bigger pull
quote is breaks up the text and in the
colour makes it more eye catching, by
removing the background on the image it
allowed him to stand out more as it
means that only the person in the image
was visible making him the most eye
catching part on the page.
I also used the same colours for the
fonts and headers if they were on a black
page like on the top half of the contents.
This adds to the house style and the red
shows what type of genre the magazine
is as it is a blood red.
I have used a total of 5 fonts on my magazine all
of them are in a gothic sans serif font, this is
because it is conventional for a rock magazine
and will appeal to my audiences as the text looks
more modern than serif fonts. Also sans serif
fonts are conventional for a rock magazine, I
found this out through my research and it was
what my audience wanted making it more
appealing to them. My fonts as a group are
conventional for a rock magazine because they
are big, bold and also gothic which is
conventional for a rock magazine.
For my contents page I have used different fonts
but the font for the brand name has stayed the
same, this is to create brand recognition.
The fonts that I have used still look gothic and
conventional for a rock magazine, but connote
different things, this is to allow variation through
out my magazine. The text is the same front but
the important parts are bigger, the same with the
sub-headings, they are the same so you know it
is to do with the same thing. The fonts up the top
are very minimalistic but effective and
conventional at the same time.
I have used 3 fonts on the double
page, the text font is the same one that I
used for the page previews on the
bottom half of the page, this is so there
is some similarities and creates a
generic font for text in the magazine.
The header and pull quote have stuck
with the basic but effective look, this is
so the text is easy to read and stands
out well on a black background. Just
like all the other pages the fonts are
sans serif as that is what the audience
wants and it appeals to them, it is also
conventional in rock magazines as it is a
informal and modern look.
As I have created a rock magazine all of the
cover lines and cover stories will be based on
rock bands or of things to do with the rock
The pull quote which has been used as the
main cover story “everybody hates us” will
attract the audience. By using famous bands
on the strip line it makes it more appealing to
my audience as it is their favourite bands. The
other cover lines which I have decided to use
will also attract the audience and appeal to
them as all of the stories are eye catching and
The content on this page is what people expect for
a contents page in a rock magazine, the image
which has been used is eye catching as the person
is playing the guitar and his facial expressions will
interest the reader.
The main two parts of this page which would
appeal to the audience would be the subscription
box as it is in the route of the eye and is in a big
and bold font. The other feature is the text at the
bottom, by making the band names bigger and in a
different colour it attracts the reader as they it is a
different colour and to the rest.
The content on my double page is
conventional as it has everything most
rock magazines have. It has the on main
image taking up almost half of the double
page, the main article, a stand first, and
multiple pull quotes, one of which is
breaking up the text. By putting this pull
quote in the middle of the article it not only
breaks the article up but it attracts the
reader as there is a big bold piece of text in
a small sized article, it also makes it less
boring to look at which appeals to the
younger audiences which my product is
aimed at. The article is appealing to the
younger audiences because it uses
informal words and the words are not too
big and it is easy to understand no matter
what ages you are.
The image that I have used is conventional as it
uses conventional facial expressions, camera
shots and angles, and mise-en-scene. All of these
together makes the image conventional and
appealing towards my audience as it has
everything they expect. The mise-en-scene which
has been used in conventional as they have
musical instruments which are stereotyped with
the rock genre. The lighting is conventional as
the light is shining down on them as they are in a
spot light. The shot type is a long shot as it gets
their whole body in the shot, and the shot angle
is eye level so that they reader feels a connection
with the band members, these two put together
makes the image conventional which in turn
makes it appealing to my audience.
The image used in this is similar to the image on the
front cover as it uses the same mise-en-scene. He is
playing an electrical guitar which is typically used in
rock music. The facial expressions used are
conventional as he is screaming while playing the
guitar, this connotes anger and violence. Also the low
lighting and upper body mid shot makes the image
conventional for a rock magazine, making it
appealing to my intended audience.
Once again I have only used one image
for my double page, this image is a full
body shot and is taken at eye level, the
mise-en-scene is conventional as he is
wearing black clothing and has a blank
expression, even though he does not
have any props it is still conventional
due to his clothing. His pose connotes
authority and intimidation which is
also conventional. All of these
conventions put together means that it
appeals to my target audience as it is
what they want.
MODE OF ADDRESS
The mode of address for my front cover is a
mixture of aggression and violence, as well as
excitement. The aggression is connoted by the
fonts, text, and images that have been used.
However the excitement comes from some of the
cover lines such as “Green Day back in
business” which connotes excitement as people
may have been waiting for them to come back.
This mode of address is conventional for a rock
magazine meaning that is will attract my
audience as it is what they want to see.
MODE OF ADDRESS
The mode of address for my contents page would
be aggressive and dramatic which are both
conventional for the rock genre. The colours used
on the text in the bottom connotes blood and
aggression and the image connotes drama as he is
screaming in a dramatic way. The fonts that I have
used feel informal but modern and the fonts used at
the top are very basic but are still conventional for
the rock genre.
MODE OF ADDRESS
The mode of address for my double
page is similar to the front cover, it is
aggressive like the rest of my magazine
as that is conventional through-out
rock magazines, and it also feels very
dark and depressing, this is due to the
colour of the background and the dark
red which has been used for the sub
headings. Also his blank expression
gives a sense of seriousness. All of this
is conventional for a rock magazine
meaning it is appealing to my audience.
All of my pages follow the same layout, they
all follow the route of the eye with the main
heading along the top and in the primary
optical area and then the text and other things
in the terminal optical area.