The main image on this contents page is of a extremely
famous rock band Oasis at there world tour. By having a
guitar in one the photo it emphasis the rock music genre
as it’s a extremely popular instrument. Both of the men in
these images have a very scruffy style with messy hair
that isn’t neatly placed. There wearing lots of dark
coloured clothing what connotes sadness what most of
oasis songs are sad.
By asking the audience to subscribe today it giving the
magazine NME a lot more money because the reader
will be buying this magazine weekly/monthly without
choice. However they think there getting a special
deal because there saving 33%. It benefits the
magazine as they receive instant money. The colour
yellow in the title has denotations of bright and bold
it connotes happiness and stands out from the page
as it’s a big advertisement.
The font is mainly either red, black or white this are
unisex colours. Rock/indie music is normally a very
heavy aggressive music. The colour black and red
have connotations of aggression, anger, blood, death.
However red can also represent love, a love that the
readership have towards NME. The font is also very
oversized and bold, this makes it jump out of the
page, the used of the shadow around ‘NME’
reinforces that this is the magazines masthead and
it’s the most important piece of text; it stands out in
A band index displays to the readers what type of
music is inside the magazine so they can tell what
genre and people the magazine is aimed at. It also
helps them out when finding articles on a certain
By having the UK’s No1 gig guide included in this magazine
we can tell that this is a popular successful magazine. That
are confident enough to know that there readers will
listen to there opinion. However it also emphasis that the
readers are big music fans and would enjoy going to live
concerts of the rock/indie genre.
The use of the subheadings above the sell lines help the
readers find exactly what there looking for. They are on a
black banner with large and bold white font on top. This
makes them stand out. The use of the exclamation mark
on ‘LIVE!’ emphasis excitement as its all to do with the
weeks best live gigs. However a exclamation mark can also
represent anger and loudness. Rock music can sometimes
be aggressive and loud.
From having the date at the top of the page it reinforces
what issue and how recent this magazine is. Its also helpful
for the collectors of this magazine because then they can
identify how old or new the copy of there magazine is.
The cover story about Oasis kicking off on their world tour
displays to the readers that Oasis are a very well known
Indie/rock band hence why their on the contents page of
NME magazine. The use of the ellipses reinforces that
there is more to come from them, stated below in the
article it says ‘keep an eye out for more’. The use of the
graphology of the typeface Is very bold it’s a important
article inside the magazine and the typeface is very bold
The logo is a acronym that is short for ‘New music express’
it’s a bright red colour with a white and black outline.
What gives a shadow effect.
The main image of one direction all grouped
together smiling making direct eye contact with the
camera. This reinforces a welcoming and friendly
smile because the target audience are such a young
age the main image has to look exciting and a
extremely well know boy band. This band is very
mainstream. The boys look very well groomed and
clean looking with their hair and outfits perfectly
styled. They are dressed in similar clothing and hair
styles because there a mainstream pop band they
can’t dress unique because there music isn’t.
We love pop have advertised their website at the bottom
of the contents page to allow their readers to view more
information of the magazine online. It also includes online
videos and quizzes that you can’t do in the magazine;
loads of articles where the audience can respond and
share there opinions. It includes signing up for the website
to receive a weekly newsletter.
The speech bubble portrays that this magazine is aimed
at a younger audience; it’s including small abbreviated
text. Speech bubbles are often used in comic strips that
are aimed at young children The use of the symbol of the
heart is a relationship link to ‘We love this’.
The smaller images are all of mainstream artists/bands
e.g. JLS, The wanted and The Saturdays. These are Pop
bands that are very well know and younger girls look up
to. ‘My cuddles are more full on’ Marvin from JLS talking
about his personal life and a small interview. He posing
very model like and sexy, he’s making direct eye contact
with the camera trying to look cool. This magazine
advertises 5 different front covers of one direction
however with all of the same content inside, this is for
collectors that will buy this just for the photos of 1D. Una
from The Saturdays is giving fashion tips because she’s a
big role model to some young teenage girls, a lot of girls
who are into pop music will take advise from her because
they will be such a young age.
The pull quotes are cheesy and aimed at young
teenage girls ‘Id pose naked for about a hundred
quid’ connotes that this magazine is only for a
female audience. A lot of young teenagers are
obsessed with One direction, so this will wheel
them into buying the magazine. However as this is
aimed at a young audience they haven’t sexualised
the boys in the main image. They’re fully clothed.
Advertisement of posters
The advertisement of free posters inside the magazine
will make the reader more likely to purchase this,
because they are getting a freebie. Especially if its there
There are a lot more images then text this emphasis
to us that this is aimed at a younger audience that
prefer looking at images and not reading heaps of
text. The small article is talking about pop music
and only focusing on One direction a mainstream
This magazine has focused on the colours yellow
and blue what are both primary colours. Yellow
connotes happiness and warmth, however baby
blue could indicate that this is aimed at a younger
audience. The graphology of this magazine is
mainly big, bold and black font that is in a circled
The main image is of a R&B singer Ciara, she is
posing very sexy and trying to attracted the male
audience into buying this magazine. She has been
sexualised by V magazine as she is not wearing
much clothing and has extremely high heels on, this
is a common stereotype for the R&B genre music.
She has been accessorised with the colour silver
because is connotes wealth and expense. It is also a
popular colour for the R&B music taste as they wear
a lot of ‘bling’ accessories and over sized chains and
jewellery. Ciara is a very popular artist so it could
attract more readers. Vibe magazine is read by
males and female from a teenage age upwards. This
image used can appeal to both male and female in
different ways. Women can look at the image and
do one of two things; either idolise Ciara or feel
negatively about the image. Men can look at the
image and admire Ciara as she has been sexualised.
However her clothing choice matches the whole
theme of the magazine this can represent more of a
formal feel to the magazine. Her legs are outlining a
‘V’ shape what represents and ties in with the
whole magazine, as its name is ‘VIBE’. Ciara is
making clear eye contact with the camera, this will
draw the audience into the magazine as its making
them feel like she is looking at them and it’s very
The use of the colours; black, grey and white reinforce
that this magazine is formal and for both genders, it also
portrays that this magazine is aimed at the age of 16+ as
most young children enjoy bright and happy colours
jumping out from the page, and this doesn’t do that.
The use of white behind Ciara makes her pop out of the
page as she has very tanned skin.
The title of the page ‘CONTENTS’ stands out as its on a
darker background and extremely bold and capitalised.
This draws more attention to the masthead then the other
text. The bold font can also portray Ciara as a person and
her music to reinforce that her music is bold and loud.
The subheadings are in a very flowing font. They have
been made bolder then the rest of the text underneath
them. This helps the main thing stand out for the
readers so they can tell what there looking out.
Website and dates
From promoting the ‘V’ website on the contents page is
advertises the magazine more as the have videos and
other unseen articles on the website. There’s a load of
video footage and images from concerts and gigs on their
website, This it good for the magazine because its getting
there web page views up and popularity. Dating the
magazines is very important especially if you’re a
collector, it helps people no what issue it is and display
how old the magazine is.
The big ‘V’ behind Ciara represents the magazine ‘VIBE’ it
has been outlined softly in white, however it’s still
noticeable. It reinforces the name of the magazine and is
basically the logo.
To the left of Ciara the magazine have listen the items of
clothing she is wearing and where it is from. This is to
promote the clothing brands a lot of people who idolise
Ciara will want to purchase these items as she's been seen
in them. The clothing brands will pay ‘V’ to advertise there