The main image is in the left third. This is because it’s the first part of the magazine that you will see. The Main image is here rather than text as its trying to appeal to university students that are looking for jobs. The girl in the photo is well dressed like she's heading to an interview. This is the main things that are on inside the magazine. The main text and subheadings are too small for my liking. I will use the text much larger in mine. I don’t like the font of the maths head its too formal for my liking I believe that a college magazine should be a little informal as well as formal. Overall I think that this magazine would appleal to the formal, smarter, more focoused, aduience that’s in college. I would prefer to see a less formal magazine. This is just my personal preference. Good Points: Main picture – majority of the survey answers said that they would buy a magazine based on the picture rather than the information. Maybe having a huge picture is a better idea. Bad Points: the size of the font too small.
Despite the overall formal look for the magazine the girl does not seem to be very focused on her studies. She’s lying on her book listen to music. This could make formal and yet. In the left third is the year date this could be placed her for usual This magazine uses larger sized fonts. The Main heading – Class of 2009 is again too big it take most of the focus of the title and makes me think that the title is Class of 2009. There is no skyline or pull quote in this magazine. There is nothing really to make you read more other than the main heading. This magazine ahs tried to reach to the hole year group with different sections that would appeal to all groups at the college. Good Points: Size of the subheadings. The bullet points are a + this makes a list of what is in the magazine the + makes the list seem more in your face and I like that idea. Bad Points: The main heading is bigger/same size as the title this I don’t like as it confuses me on which is which.
A very traditional looking magazine when it comes to layout. It has the main image the pull quotes etc. In the left third is a famous player and some information about a review. Everything on this magazine follows the usual layout. This along with the fact that it’s sports specialised, everything is included to make the magazine a success This magazine has a skyline and goes over the title. This could be because they know the that garneted to sell the magazine. The main problem with College Sports is that it would only appeal to sports/ active students. It could however be a magazine with in a magazine so its only a small section is sports. Good Points: Everything is included Bad Points: the magazine did not really play with layers and overlays much. I think that overlays is something that I would possible.
Main image is in the centre with information around it. The colours are unusual but they go well. There are lost of subheadings and a a few don’t even relate to college lifestyle or studding. The subheadings also have a few lines to explain the heading Skyline again and the mathshead is covered by the mail image slightly this is the layers I was talking about. Formal and informal. This magazine ahs tried to reach to the hole year group with different sections that would appeal to all groups at the college. Good Points: Splat! - Lets Go Paintballing (Vouchers, Activites, Stands Out) Bad Points: There is one large image. I think 2 (medium and small) would work better with this magazine