The band featured on the spread, ‘The Strokes’ is a rock band, meaning a majority of the
people reading the magazine will be a fan of this genre, but as NME has recently
broadened their markets and started to feature pop and rap artists a small number of
people may also be a fan of other genres too. Their clothing is also swaying towards
indie which then may also appeal more to people that listen to this genre.
Although the language used is kept formative too some aspects as it starts off with an
insightful introduction about The Strokes, but throughout the spread it uses colloquial
and conversational language. And due to it being a rock based genre magazine, the
spread includes inappropriate language for example It looks like shit, which adds to the
edge NME is known to have.
The colour used is kept to black and white which is always an apparent colour scheme
used in NME and is known to be its trademark colours.
Like their logo which is red, black and white, they use these colours to keep to the
continuity of the magazine and spread.
The text used is not fancy, but kept simple and easy to read, which is again continuously
used throughout the magazine and the trade mark for NME.
The way the DPS is layout is again a standard layout to how NME usually does their DPS.
NME is known to be read by teenagers which they often like to rip out their favourite
artists and bands and stick them up on their walls.
And as it is an exclusive feature of The Strokes, in order to give them recognition they
have placed an A4 image of them.
The second page then include most of the text, which then includes 2 images and a side
bar which includes one image, although the sidebar is irrelevant to the DPS.
The pull quote used breaks up the huge amount of text and so does the images.
The colour scheme is kept consistent throughout and although is doesn’t automatically
link to the DPS it still appeals to the target market as the use of bands and artists on the
front cover is kept to similar genres.
The magazine DPS may require you to have prior knowledge as it doesn’t automatically
mention the band name, meaning if you wanted to read this magazine you would need
some elements of music knowledge of the featured genre.