In what ways does your media product use,Develop or challenge forms and conventionsof real media products? Ryan Soanes
FRONT COVER Another convention I have used which is similar to Vibes is the head title across the top of the magazine which gives information to the reader.In my magazine and Vibe we have bothused one main striking image and a plainbackground and I think it works well andreally makes the image stand out. I’ve used a similar front cover image to a popular hip-hop magazine ‘Vibe’ in both images the models are in strong dominate poses, and have eye contact with the reader this really pulls the reader in and personalizes the magazine. In my magazine I’ve used a large variety of fonts and a big colour palette varying a lot, but in vibe, they have stuck to the same font and a very small colour pallet.
CONTENTS In both my magazine and Vibe we have kept our logo on the contents page toI have used the basic conventions of having keep brand but put it to the top right tocontents wrote at the top of the page, and having keep it out of the way.the articles written to the left of the page. Again like on the front cover we both have used very strong eye catching close up images with simple background to make the image pop. On my contents page I have included my editorial profile which isnt typically used on many music magazines
DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD The way the artist names are displayed are very different in these magazines, in mine I use a large bold font to show the artist, but in vibe they use smaller text and just make it stand out of text by making it blue. Again I compared my music to vibe music magazine and I found that both magazines instead of using one large image for the dps, both use smaller images and then one bigger one and this gives a good effect. Both magazines use a very plan background as well which makes the text pop out and images more eye catching.