Masthead The producer of the magazine uses the same font and layout of the title on all the magazine covers, The effect of this is that when people see the title it is well recognised. They change the colour of the title to match the background or boarder of the magazine. At the top of the magazine it has a subheading to give the reader a hint of what to find in the magazine.
Images <ul><li>The images used are 3 well known singers which may attract people to buy the magazines. The shots used in the pictures are all close ups so that they can see he facial expressions of the singers. The Images have created boarders through captions this focus’s the readers attention on the model in the middle of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>No other images are used on the front cover of the magazine so that the attention is concentrated on the models. </li></ul>
Layout. The layout on all of the magazines are fairly similar the titles are all in the same place as well as the name of the model being in the bottom left corner. Secondly, The model is always situated in the centre of the page and then the subheadings are down the right hand side of the page.
Language. The language used on the cover of the magazine is informal and colloquial. This is a good representation of the genre of music that the magazine is aimed at which in this case is hip hop and I think that hip hop is informal. The writing which the producer has decided to use is all in captions and little sections of interviews instead of full sentences to make the magazine cover look simple.