Why I chose my colour schemeI chose a white background on my music magazine because it is aneutral background, and enabled me to use a wide range ofcolour on the front cover to create an impact.I used red in my magazine because it is a great contrast to whiteand stands out.My model is wearing a black top, and the black bar between themain photo and the smaller photos was used deliberately toidentify with my target audience as they often wear blackclothes.I deliberately used red and white in my colour scheme to createan on going pattern throughout my music magazine.
The impact of text sizingThe title on my front cover is a large, bold font. Ifeel that it stands out to my reader and thename of the magazine can instantly get theproduct’s message across. The use of the blackstroke and the shadow on my title had a greaterimpact on my audience than if I had just used astandard font.
Photographic & Written elements.On my two page spread are people that would go toLeeds Festival, and have been themselves. I felt thatthe photos linked with the sub headings as well asthe text. My magazine is aimed at young people, soevery picture in the magazine is of a student aroundthe age of 17.The contents page’s stories are written in astandard black text because the stories don’t needto stand out, however the page numbers weregiven a stroke to help the reader navigate themagazine.
LanguageI’ve used informal language throughout my music magazine in order to relateto my audience. The use of exclamation marks throughout my magazine is toshout the message and create a buzz.The use of inclusive language in my text and stories is to ensure that thereader feels a certain part of involvement to the magazine. I feel that therhetorical questions I have used have the same effect by making them thinkabout the issues highlighted.On my two page spread I used a sub heading for every story, to highlight thekey moment of every experience and/or event.Examples:- “Tent sliding down the 40m hill” - Your chance to win a pair of Vans trainers, of your choice! - What’s the real reason behind Blink - 182 splitting up for the first time?