First Front Cover Deconstruction •· The slogan September Issue •The blue, white and orange contrasts has been situated obscure on well together because it is a bright and the front cover which is going eye against the codes and catching color scheme. conventions but for a good reason because many parents •Each picture is taken from a medium will know the logo from previous shot so you as the reader can see what letters therefore the school they are doing and the purpose for the could easily get away with it photo. •This magazine front covers •The editor has put the buzz word ‘Free’ layout isn’t squashed together in bold letters to attract the target and everything fits wellaudience because they will want to read in its place so the target something they dont have to pay for audience can read everything more clearly •The magazine has hyperlinks at the bottom of the page so that when the • Overall I like this magazine students or parents get home they can front cover because the access the schools website online to find colour scheme fits well and out more information such as the schools there is enough edits on the number to contact, oncoming events and page to attract the target much more and this makes the reader audience because if there isfeel important because they can ask there too little it doesnt look own questions and get involved professional but if there is too themselves much you dont read the information that could be important.
Second Front Cover Deconstruction•The magazine does not display any •·I do not like this magazine content therefore the parent or front cover for many different student will not know what they are reasons that I have stated reading above, the difference between this front cover and the•· This front cover does not show previous one I deconstructed a date when it was published which is that the only writing could mean that the magazine now displayed on this magazine is contains old news blurry and hard to read whereas the other has clear •· The colours scheme for the writing which stands out on front cover is too pale meaning you the page to grab the targetcannot see the name of the school. If audiences attention to read they had used a darker background more. The similarities in both the wording would be more eye- magazines is that they both catching show their locations in their pictures of the students being•There are too many photographs and productive and enjoying theirno explanation of what they are which school life which will want a does not appeal to the target parent to send their kids to audience this school also. • However the colour scheme is appealing because blue and white connote joy and calmness showing the students would enjoy learning at this facility
Third Front Cover Deconstruction •It can be suggested that this•The masthead gives the reader a magazines target audience isperspective of what the magazine more for students and not could be about because red is a parents. This is shown by the connotation of adventure and dialogue only displaying many catches the readers eye. insights of the schools events such as ‘After-School Clubs’. •It is a uplifting colour scheme especially with the pictures •The slogan ‘Exclusive photos showing everyone smiling. from Kew Gardens’ has beenHowever the pictures only display placed obscurely which goesfemales therefore suggesting this against the codes and school is single sex. conventions but in a good way because it adds an educational •. Also it is apparent that this slant to the magazineschool could issue their magazine every month as it displays •The different shapes around the‘November 2009’ underneath the dialogue show that the magazine masthead. has had a lot work dedicated to it therefore the target audience respect it more and could attract their attention as there is more interesting information displayed.
First Contents Page Deconstruction•Using the numbers next to the •The colours green, red and dialogue and pictures goes white are uplifting colourswith the codes and conventions and symbolise the general of magazines because the feeling throughout thetarget audience will know what magazine page to turn to for the information they want to read •Each photograph that is shown on this page has a •The masthead Contents is different purpose behind it put in bigger writing and in a which interests the reader different font to show it has a because they dont alwayshigher position than the rest of want to look at the samethe dialogue because its what type of photo of students the target audience look at working, its better to show before they read on photos of places they could go and what type of •The editor has situated the things students could do in writing down the side of the the lesson page to make it more aesthetically pleasing for the •However the only thing thattarget audience. This also links isnt mentioned on this in with the codes and contents page is an conventions because you introduction of what is never see the dialogue in the featured and usually this is middle of the page. written by the editor and situated either at the top corner of the contents page or at the bottom corner.
Second Contents Page Deconstruction•This colour scheme can •The colour scheme is very be a connotation of professional as the black wealth and luxury, this and white combined could suggest to the together make the target audience that the magazine look more formal students do very well in and could be a connotation their studies and it is a the overall school professional working environmentenvironment. The picture situated in the left hand •The masthead isnt as eye-corner can also back this catching as most which point up as they are goes against the codes and dressed smartly which conventions which could be would attract parents an advantage because it attention to send their makes the magazine look children to this facility. more individual. •I think that this •A disadvantage of this magazines target contents page is it doesnt audience is for older display an introduction to students because it the magazine, this is usualdoesnt show an element situated at the right hand of fun in the colour corner and is written by the scheme and the whole • The layout seems a bit basic and editor. layout in general is for straight forward however this makes it this target audience as look more organised and more easier tothey would appreciate it read by the target audience more.
Third Contents Page Deconstruction• The school’s logo has • The underlining the second been situated obscurely half of the masthead it on this contents page reminds the read that thewhich does not fit with the information located inside is codes and conventions. directly about the school. By doing this the editor has made the page look • The use of symmetry withcrowded and off-putting to the dialogue being in purple the target audience. and red fits in with the codes and conventions because• The editor could have the page looks wellenlarged the logo to show organised its importance to the school so the target • However this editor has got audience remember it scattered dialogue which doesnt look in place as• The target audience of some writing is larger then this magazine could be others and looks clustered. aimed at a variety of ages because some of the • The slogan at the bottom of dialogue is directed at the the page ‘Learn- Achieve- students such as ‘Year 11 Succeed’ suggests how past Prom’ but also aimed at students have achieved andthe parents/guardians with could connotate the schools mentioning ‘Anti-Bullying overall performance. at Brakenhale.