This magazine has decided to use a medium close up because they want to show off lady GaGa body and you can also still see the intensity of her face to show that she isn't doing this just for fun she is being serious Using the image of lady gaga makes you think differently about her because she is a reasonably new artist and you want to get to know her better and her taking a picture of her topless tells you that she is not scared of anything. The logo Q is conventional because they use the same one every time they print a new magazine this is called house style. The splash easily fits in with the picture because it is called “lady gaga” which is who is in the picture and they have put it slap bang in the centre of the screen so you can easily notice it. The pug is one of the features that they use in every copy of the magazine to make it more interesting . On this magazine they have put the barcode ion the bottom right hand corner which is very conventional for a magazine.
On this magazine NME have used a medium close up shot of Simon Cowell however they have decided to not put the image in the centre of the screen they have put it on the right hand side of the screen this is unconventional which means they are not following the house-style. The logo NME is conventional because they use the same one on every magazine they use the same colour and fonts however this one has got snow on it because it is a Christmas special so they have changed it a little bit because it is a holiday. Also the logo is also placed in the same place and is never moved . The splash reads the grinch smiles here they are using a metaphor of Simon cowell saying that he is the grinch this will attract the reader because it makes you think what is he getting up to like the sort of thing that you would think about the grinch. On this magazine they have put the barcode ion the bottom right hand corner which is very conventional for a magazine. They have also used a tag line about a different story that may be in the magazine or what is going to be in the next magazine.
On this magazine cover of “Kerrang” they have decided to use a medium close up of the band Metallica this is affective because metallica is one of the greatest rock bands of all times and what better band to use for a rock magazine . The splash is very effective because they have used an effect as if to look like the paper has been ripped and underneath it reads “ 25 years of Metallica inside the worlds greatest metal bands.” This part of the magazine is very affective because they have used a series of images and it is in the shape of a film reel and all of the pictures are of metallica so you know that the entire magazine is a special edition of metallica. This is the kerrang logo this is very house style because it is always on the top of the magazine and the font and size of the text never changes.
This is a medium shot of Nick Valensi from The Strokes this image is effective because his facial expressions are really serious, and he is looking straight into the camera which gives you that he is looking at me feeling which sort of attracts you more to the page and makes you want to read on. o On the contents page they have used only three colours red, white and black they have kept it simple by following these colours and also they have used red and white because that’s what colour the logo is so you know what magazine it is for. They have also kept all of the writing in a column this is to keep it simple for the reader and also because they need more room for the picture. And they have also separated the column into features an every month The colour of the background is interesting because they have used the colour of Richard Ashcroft's jumper. They have also at the top of the screen put the logo so you can easily tell what the magazine is they have put the issue number and they have also put the date so you know that you have the right one. Also at the bottom of the screen they have mentioned something that is inside the magazine this is good because if the reader is interested in the strokes then they will look at the article however if they didn’t put it there they may now know that there is a story on them unless they look all through the magazine.
They have put the logo at the top of the contents page so you can easily indicate what magazine it is. On the contents page they have also made a band index this is basically a list of all the bands that are in the magazine and the page that they are on. They have also used the font colour as red this is to compare itself to the logo and because it is easy to see with the background that has been used. They have also put in a little story on the contents page this is good because it is really unusual because there is normally just a couple of pictures and a list of everything that is inside the magazine. They have also put in a pug on the contents page which is to attract the reader because it will make them want to look inside because it is to see what is the number 1 gig guide. The image that they have used is a long shot of the band kasabian because it is one of the main stories because they went to a church as song there songs in a different style. they have also used another pug in the bottom left hand corner this is a voucher to save money on magazines this is really good because it will attract readers to buy more copies because they will be saving money.
This magazine is not the most popular of magazines, however they have still used most of the house-style effects for example they have put there logo on the contents page so you can tell what magazine it is for. They have also put all of the index in a column with all of the things that are in the magazine this is very conventional. This image is a medium shot this attracts the reader because readers want to find out what all the talk is about and they want to see what she looks life. This image is a long shot and this is affective because you get to see all of the rock star so you get to see all of his movements. This image is also good because you get to see the image from the audiences point of view which gives the affect that you are really there. They have also used a pug in this magazine of another magazine this is effective because you get to see whether they use the same conventional things every time they print another magazine.;
The image that they have used in this magazine is a medium shot of Lily Allen. The text that has been used is good because it is a cool text and it reflects Lily Allen's image. The text has been put in quotations so is shows that she is saying that because people think that she is attention seeking when she replies that she is just being honest. The layout of the page is all set out around her making her the main thing on the story this is bad because this may indicate that she is an attention seeker because she wants everything to be focused on her. They have put an article on the bottom of the page about Lily Allen saying a lot of things about her and she wants people to think that she is not attention seeking. Overall I think that if she wants people to think that she is not an attention seeker then maybe she should of just been a little story in the magazine not taking up to pages just to say that she is not an attention seeker.
On this double page spread they have used a stand first this is a paragraph that they want to stand out more than the rest they do this to attract the reader because is all the font was the same then they would feel that they would have to read it all . Bamboo loud is a new band and they have put their emblem in the centre of the page to get them more recognised. The colours that they have decided to use represent the bands colours and they are different because most bands recently have dull colours like black. On this page they have decided to use most text this is because they are a new band and they want people to know who they are and where they stand Also they have put a little slogan/motto at the bottom of the picture saying that it is never too late to start a band this will encourage readers that they could start a band and then they would follow the band more because of the points that they make.