Both magazines have
masthead is the name
of the magazine one is
called “Vibe” but the
other masthead reads
“The Wanted” is a top of
the pops magazine but
the masthead say‟s
“The Wanted” because
it‟s a special addition.
THE LEAD COVER LINE
The Lead cover line is the main title.
Usually written in bold or capitals.
The Lead cover tends to be related to
the main icon featured on the front
cover of the magazine. In this case
the lead on top is associated with the
boy band The Wanted, and the lead
below is associated with rap artist,
The cover lines in Vibe refer to rap artists
including „Lil Wayne‟ „Kanye West‟ „Jay-z‟ „T.I‟
„Drake‟ and many more this is to show you what
is included inside. There are Five additional
cover lines to attract the audience. In the Top of
the pops magazine it only has one cover line
because it is a special addition about The
Wanted. The other text on this front cover is
telling us what they are giving away within this
In the Top Of The Pops magazine it uses a cross
head. A cross head is a small sub-heading or in
this case sub-headings that are used to split up a
large block of text. These sub headings are to
show what is included within this magazine. Vibe
magazine does not use any cross heads.
The strapline is based at the top of the magazine, just above
the masthead. The strapline above is top of the pops
magazine. The name of the magazine is above and followed
by the word „special‟ this is to show it is a magazine based on
just one artist or band. The headline for vibe magazine
includes a question, this will make more people want to buy it
to look inside at how people have answered it. It also
includes other artists that are discussed inside.
The image plays an important role as
it is the first thing the reader see‟s. If
you are a The Wanted fan, instantly
you would want to buy the top of the
pops magazine as they are the main
icons of this front cover and it is a
The main icon on vibe
magazine is Eminem. Eminem
fans would instantly be drawn
to this magazine and want to
buy it as connotes that the
main story is about him.
BARCODE AND PRICE
In the Top Of The Pops magazine it shows the
price and barcode. This is a main convention.
On Vibe magazine it does not have the price or
barcode and this is very unusual for a magazine
not to contain the price and barcode on the front
cover. So presumably it should be on the
contents page instead.