Comparison to my layout This magazine is a different genre to my magazine, however there are a few comparisons. There’s a large number of stories down the side to interest readers and my magazine follows suit, I wanted my target audience to see something they found interesting. However you can see the difference between the model of VIBE, and the model I used. The VIBE model has a different stance, different clothing and different accessories that are related to the R&B genre, whereas my model is using props and wearing clothing related to the indie genre.
Reasons for my layout The reason I chose a layout like this was that I thought a grey background was something that was a little bit different, as most people know that the indie genre of fashion, clothing etc is a bit different, and doesn’t follow the mainstream. I felt that the red text stood out well and with the bold font added to it, it becomes very eye – catching. I wanted quite a few stories to be down the side of my front cover, so I chose to use an alternate text colour of white and red, because with the black stroke the two colours stand out nicely. The centre picture of the cover was something I thought quite hard about. I wanted something that stood out but didn’t cover the entire page, which is something I feel I achieved. The guitar emphasises the fact that it’s an indie magazine, and I wanted a girl on the front because I thought my audience would think of Paramore’s singer Hayley Williams, as they are an indie / alternative rock band.
Promotion I created a large title, with a short magazine name because I thought the title was eye catching and the name of the magazine was easily memorable because it’s short. I thought the stories on the front cover would help the magazine sell because they all relate to my target audience, and obviously if your stories don’t relate to your audience they aren’t going to spend the money on the magazine.
The reason I did my story on LeedsFestival was for the purpose of myaudience. The line up for Leeds Festivalis very indie every year, with bandssuch as Blink 182, Two Door CinemaClub and Bombay Bicycle Club allhaving played there. The festival is avery indie thing itself, as you can tell bythe atmosphere, and the people thatare all around you. The vast majority ofpeople I know are indie, and most ofthem have been to Leeds at least onceso I decided to use that as the themefor my double page spread.