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Codes an coventions of a font magazine cover

  1. 1. Codes and Conventions of a front magazine cover
  2. 2. Selling line Masthead Issue date Main Cover line Main image Buzzword Cover lines Cover lines Puff Bar code
  3. 3. This is the selling line of this magazine. A selling line is a one liner sentence which, is written above the masthead. This selling line encourages new and old potential readers to by their brand’s magazine.
  4. 4. This is the masthead of the underground magazine. Its always written in a large font size. Mastheads are in the centre, from edge to edge and this can be seen in this magazine . Usually main images overlap the mastheads to be noticed by their regular readers but, in this case, the image is not overlapping with the masthead. There's always an issue date given under the masthead, on the right side of the magazine and this can be seen in this underground magazine.
  5. 5. This is the main image of the magazine. The image is related to the genre of the magazine( in this case, the genre, is pop music magazine). A mid shot photo has been taken for this magazine but, there may be long shot and a close shot as well. Usually a magazine has only one main image but, this rule can be broken sometimes.
  6. 6. This plus is a buzzword and is used for attracting readers. This is the main cover line of the magazine. It is related to the image itself. The font size is large in size in comparison with the cover lines and small compared to the masthead. Here, there talking about introducing a new singer, Sassy B. These are the cover lines that are always seen in every magazine. These are highlights of the magazine. It tells the readers what's inside the magazine and therefore, encourages them to buy or read through them. In this case, they are talking about celebrities.
  7. 7. The sticker in a strip form can be seen in every magazine. This is known as a puff. It is usually found on the left side of the magazine. These give different offers on there products in order to attract potential readers to buy the magazine so that they could have an insight of the offer. In this case, the puff tells us that we can win creamfields tickets.
  8. 8. Masthead Main image Main Cover line Cover lines Bar code
  9. 9. This is a masthead of this magazine. In this, case, vogue is the mast head. It is also in the centre and is from edge to edge. This is also written in a large font and is in big bold letters. Vogue magazines masthead is always in black color, irrespective, of the magazines genre. Issue line is also given under the mast head on the right side. In every vogue magazine masthead and the main image overlaps in order to be recognized by its regular readers.
  10. 10. Article about Michelle Obama is the main cover line of Vogue magazine. Its has a large font size compared to the cover line. These are the cover lines of this magazine. These are in smaller font than the masthead. Here, they are giving some highlighted articles about spring fashion trends and queen Ranla of Jordon.
  11. 11. Michelle Obama is the main image in this magazine. Here again the photo is a mid shot. Here, the genre may be on home tips.
  12. 12. Main image Masthead Main Cover line Cover lines Cover lines Bar code
  13. 13. The masthead of this magazine is, Elle. The masthead is right in the centre and is from edge to edge like it should be. Here, the masthead and the main image are overlapping with each other to maintain their brand and customer loyalty. It is in a large font and is written in big, black and bold letters. There's no issue date mentioned in this magazine.
  14. 14. Katie Holmes is the main image in this magazine. Here, Again a mid shot of the picture is taken. The genre is related to Katie Holmes.
  15. 15. By looking at the magazine we come to know that the main cover line has a small font size as compared to the masthead. Here, the article gives us highlights about Katie Holmes and Tom’s relationship. These are the cover lines of this magazine. The highlighted articles can be seen in the magazine. The cover lines have a smaller font size than the mast head . In this case, the following articles talk about tips on long healthy hair, happy couple tips, fashion tips etc.
  16. 16. Selling line Masthead Issue date Main Cover line Cover lines Pug Cover lines Main image
  17. 17. Women’s Health is the masthead of this magazine. It is written in a large font size and is bold in writing. In this type of magazine, the masthead is always written in this format but with a different(in this case, its red). Here the main image and the masthead are overlapping with each other in order to be recognized by its frequent buyers/readers. The issue date is written under the masthead, on the right side of the magazine. The masthead is in the centre and is from edge to edge. Its in the same way like it should actually be.
  18. 18. This is the selling line of this health magazine. This is again, persuading its new and frequent readers to buy this magazine. Usually selling lines are very catchy and come in contact immediately when the reader picks the magazine. It is catchy because, its providing its readers to avail the opportunity of getting special beauty offer in spring.
  19. 19. Elisha Cuthbert is the main image in the women's health magazine. Again, mid shot photograph is taken. As this a women’s health magazine, so here the genre may be about fitness of women.
  20. 20. The article in the main cover line tells us about slimming tips. The font size is comparatively larger than the cover line. The cover line above tell us about the highlights of some eye catching articles. As, looking at the magazine we come to gather this information that cover lines have a smaller font size than the masthead. Here, the magazine mentions about, earning money with less stress, beauty tips etc. These articles immediately catch the attention of the readers specially, the new readers.
  21. 21. This sticker which can be seen in almost every magazine and is used for promoting something inside the magazine is known as a pug. Its different from rest of the details in the magazine . In this case, it’s a small circle surrounded by a yellow outline. Here , they are giving tips about happiness by using the actress, Elisha Cuthbert. Pug is located on both , either, left/right side in the magazine. Its on the right side in this case.

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