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  • 1.Rock sound is a music magazine, which seems to be targeted at an audience of older teens and young adults. The graphology and the layout of the magazine however, make the magazine look like as if it is targeted to a younger audience.The magazine also has a more bold appearance as it really stands out with the bands that are on the front cover. In addition, even though all the magazines has a different colour of the mast head, the magazine still has a connection with each other and the audience or reader is able to recognise the magazine because of the same type and style of the layout.The magazine at the top has an advertisement of an free CD to attract the audience, even if they may be not a subscriber to the magazine they may become one after reading the magazine if they liked the CD coming with the magazine.-456438-725551-4564386297041-4564383846449-4564381615313
    Blender really has an easy and similar style to every magazine. This could be very effective as it will allow a buyer to recognise the magazine from a distance away. All the magazines have a special colour on the mast head that connotes and relates with the singer or artist on the front cover.This magazine would probably be aimed at an target audience of teens and adults. The reason for this is because of the wide star appeal, and their ages. Some stars like Taylor Swift, is aimed more at younger girls maybe boys as well, whereas Saif may be aimed at older men or women. The purple mast head on the Britney colour is matching her top which then has been decided to be used as they magazine front cover theme. This is the same as the Saif magazine front cover and when he is holding his guitar, which then links with the orange mast head.The plain background helps to advertise and make the star more appealing and attractive to the audiences eyes. Therefore the audience will directly see what and who the celebrity model is on the weeks or months issue.-456438-506095-3832866041009-3832863992753-3832861907921
    The XXL magazine has a strong gender appearance mostly because of the name of the magazine being XXL, as this could be a mans clothes size and could not be considered as an average women size. The stars used on the front covers are targeted and aimed at a more old male audience. The genre of the magazine is represented stereotypically by having the man dark and hip hop set out, therefore is allows the audience to understand that the genre will be a rap magazine.The close ups of the rappers is what makes the magazine attractive because it connotes their thinking and enables the audience to understand the music that they do. As females magazine there is a lot of text and advertisements on the front cover. But his shows that male magazines try to concentrate more on the image and the celebrity rather than what is inside the magazine and what the contents are.All the images are made in a studio and this is what makes the magazine front cover look processional and well done, rather than usinga photo that the companys paparazzi has taken by the celebrity. The fact that the stars has been photographed in a studio also gains the audience respect because they know the the star has agreed to take part in the magazine and that the editors and the company can be trusted with interviews and that the star knows that they are being written about.-4930145967857-5295903700145-4564381578737-456438-688975
    The Q magazine is on the other hand clearly represented and aimed at an older teen and female up to the late middle ages audience. The reason why the target audience is so wide is probably due to the use of Madonna on a front cover because this is music that middle ages women would listen to because they grow up listening to it.On the other hand, there are other stars that have been targeted to an audience of younger adults and teens. By having Madonnas name so big on the magazine makes it so eye catching-which could have been done so that people from the public who are not normally the targeted audience of the media buyer of the magazine will see an old music icon which is for the older middle ages women.The layout and style of the magazine has an either black or white background, this makes the magazine look even more sophisticated looking and classier. The big red box with the magazines name Q also has an relation to this kind of style.-52959079121-4930146553073-4930144358513-5295902273681
    The classic Rock magazine seems to be changing the style through every magazine. There are some cases where there are extreme long shots of the stars, but sometimes there are also long shots.Mast head however, as many other magazines is kept the same. The only things the differs is again, when the background colour changes the colour of the mast head changes to either black or white. Some of the magazines has a yellow print on it, looking like a sticker. This really engages and attracts the audience, as the rest of the magazine is just black, white and red or gold. Therefore this bright yellow colour will pop out. The fact that it only says; Free CD!on the sticker like effect. Allows the target audience to think that the CD may be from the artist on the front cover. The graphology design is very professional looking. Making the magazine connote as if the editors are passionate about what they are doing, and they know what attracts the audience. This therefore also makes the audience trust the magazine and they then know that the magazine knows what is happening in the music industry.All the model stars on the front of the cover, has something linked with the rock style to really express that this is what the magazine is all about. For example there is an guitar, and Steven is holding his arms out as if her has just heard a big crowd from his concert. There is a different amount of texts on the magazines front cover. This would probably be because -529590-506095-5295901688465-5295903992753-5295906370193
    Billboard is an American weekly music magazine. I look like as if the magazine tries to focus on one colour in the background, however there are some magazine issues where the background may link with something that the celebrity is linked with. For example the issue with Miley Cyrus has a background of a field and the country side, this is linked with a few films that she has been in and why type of music she does. However, the other front covers consists of only one colour and this is some ways makes the magazine seem more realistic and professional like.Every magazine has the stars name on it with big and bold letters so that the audience and the reader knows who is in the magazine and what that issue may include, this will also allow new target audiences to start to get familiar with the artist who is on the front cover.Unlike other fashion or gossip magazine the front cover does not exist of much text which allows the star to be seen more, and most of the attention is dragged towards the photograph and the artist, rather than the text on the front cover. Because of this it looks more and is more related to music and about the celebritys music rather than gossip and a lot of text. Furthermore, if there is much text the typography and the size is very small, this also therefore connotes who the audience is because a small text would not be written to an older audience of the magazine.Billboard is mostly targeted to the audience of teenagers and younger adults its seemed because the artists on the front cover are artists who are recognisable to everyone in the generation within the target audience. Therefore because new artists are found and others are getting old the magazine may only concentrate on what is mostly listen to at that time and the singers-so that new faces are seen on the magazine all the time. This makes the magazine stay at a particular target audience throughout the generations.On most magazines the mast head has different colour on all the magazines, however this only has two colours, black and white, depending on the background colour.-456438-615823-5295903444113-4930145528945-5295901395857
    Vibe really does have different styles and layouts; the graphology is different on every issue. Some issues has a very old fashioned look and layout-even though they are not old but the Ciara and the Eminem issue looks like most modern out of the four.The Rihanna front cover is very plain and has nearly no text at al. Because if this all the attention is dragged to her and the medium close up of her.The mast head has the same typography font. On the other hand the colour is different and on the Eminem issue the mast head has a more metallic and model touch to it where as the other magazine issues only has one colour.There type of techniques can make the company and the whole magazine seem a bit messy whereas for example the Billboard magazine looks very neat and well thought through as all the issues and magazine front covers has a similar and recognisable layout style.
    Kerrang has a very rocky and older men style it it. The reason for this is because the layout is very much older rock and metallic names which not very teenagers listen to. The fact that the whole mast head font is cracked or has an effect of looking as if it is cracked makes the whole magazine seem a bit rebel and crazy like.This magazine has the same mast head thought to it as Billboard however, because it only has two colours depending on the background colour which are black and white. The use of red and the word Metallica may connote the ideology of anger and violence as hard metallic rock music is, and because this is almost the only bright colour on the magazine, and is places underneath the group of the people in the band the eye catches the magazine.The last magazine issue has a free text to it with a red text box behind it to stand out, and to allocate the target audience to catch the attention