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- 1. COVERED WITH THE FEMALE ARTIST ONLY AND THERE ONLY FEW SELL LINES/TEASERS. AND UNDERNEATH IS THE MASTHEAD; ON THE WHOLE THE MAGAZINE CAPTURES AUDIENCE ATTENTION BECAUSE FIRST ITS A FAMOUS NOTABLE ARTIST AND THE WAY THE MAGAZINE IS LAYOUT IS: THERE ARE FEW TEASERS AND THE USE OF ANCHORAGE (THE TITLE) IS SHORT, CATCHY AND EFFECTIVE AT THE SAME TIME. THE SKYLINE COLLECTORS ISSUE IS GOES OVER THE TOP OF HER HEAD SUGGESTING THAT ITS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN HER. THEREFORE THE WHOLE MAGAZINE PURPOSE IS ON THE MASTHEAD SINCE ITS FRONT OF THE ARTIST AS ITS BIG, BOLD AND UPPER CASE LETTERS ARE USED TO MAKE STAND OUT. THE STRAP LINE IS UNDER THE ANCHORAGE TEXT (TITLE) AGAIN ITS ENCOURAGING AND THE USE OF SPACE OUT MAKES IT MORE VISIBLE FOR THE AUDIENCE TO SEE IT ESPECIALLY WHEN THE TEXT COLOUR IS WHITE. IN MY FRONT COVER IVE USED SOME CONVENTIONS AND CODES THOSE SET OUT BY PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE BUT IVE ALSO SUBVERTED AS WELL AS DEVELOPED CONVENTIONS IN CONSTRUCTING THE LAYOUT OF MY FRONT COVER AND I HAVE MAINTAINED THIS IN MY CONTENTS PAGE AND THE DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD. MY FRONT COVER FOLLOWS THE IDEA THAT NO MATTER HOW IMPORTANT THE ARTIST IS IN THE FRONT COVER THE MASTHEAD WILL BE ALWAYS MORE IMPORTANT BECAUSE TO ME IF ITS ONLY ABOUT THE MODEL THEN THERE ARE THOUSANDS MAGAZINE OUT THERE WHO HAVE ALSO BEAUTIFUL/HANDSOME MODEL ON THEIR COVER AND THUS WHAT MAKES MY MAGAZINE UNIQUE IS THAT THE MASTHEAD IS THE MAIN ESSENTIAL AND ITS NOT ONLY ABOUT THE ARTIST BUT OTHER STORIES TOO (COVER LINES). ONE WAY MY FRONT COVER FOLLOWS THE CONVENTIONS OF A MAGAZINE IS THROUGH THE USE OF MASTHEAD : WHEN RESEARCHING AND DOING MY CASE STUDIES IVE NOTICED THAT THE MASTHEAD IS ALWAYS LARGE, BOLD, CATCHY TITLE AND QUITE SHORT, PLUS FROM THE MAGAZINE NEWSSTAND DISTRIBUTION TASK , IT WAS MENTIONED THAT NO MATTER WHICH OR WHAT POPULAR ARTIST YOU PUT IN YOUR FRONT COVER THERES NO GUARANTEE THAT AN AUDIENCE WILL DEFIANTLY BUY IT, THE ANCHORAGE AND THE MASTHEAD ARE ALSO THE HUGE COMPONENT FOR A SUCCESSFUL COVER.
2. ONE WAY MY FRONT COVER FOLLOWS THE CONVENTIONS OF A MAGAZINE IS THROUGH THE USE OF MASTHEAD : WHEN RESEARCHING AND DOING MY CASE STUDIES IVE NOTICED THAT THE MASTHEAD IS ALWAYS LARGE, BOLD, CATCHY TITLE AND QUITE SHORT, PLUS FROM THE MAGAZINE NEWSSTAND DISTRIBUTION TASK , IT WAS MENTIONED THAT NO MATTER WHICH OR WHAT POPULAR ARTIST YOU PUT IN YOUR FRONT COVER THERES NO GUARANTEE THAT AN AUDIENCE WILL DEFIANTLY BUY IT, THE ANCHORAGE AND THE MASTHEAD ARE ALSO THE HUGE COMPONENT FOR A SUCCESSFUL COVER. THEREFORE REMEMBERING THIS TIP I CONSIDERED THAT AS WELL AS HAVING AN ATTRACTIVE MODEL IN MY COVER MY ANCHORAGE TEXT MUST BE EFFECTIVE AND THE MASTHEAD SHOULD BE DISTINCTIVE ( THE MODEL AND THE MASTHEAD SHOULD BE THE CENTRE OF ATTRACTION; THE MASTHEAD SHOULD APPEAR FIRST SO THAT THE AUDIENCE KNOWS WHAT THE GENRE THE MAGAZINE IS ABOUT). SO THEREFORE THE ELEMENT THAT I HAVE REINFORCED FROM MY CASE STUDIES AND THE ESSENTIALS ELEMENT OF A PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE IS THE MODEL. WITHOUT A COMPELLING IMAGE IT WOULDNT DRAW A POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS INTEREST TO MY MAGAZINE WHILE SITTING IN A MIDST OF THOUSANDS OF OTHERS AT A SHOP. IN ORDER TO MAKE THE IMAGE OF THE MODEL POWERFUL BUT SIMPLE, IVE USED A GREY BACKGROUND WHICH IS NEUTRAL AND APPEALS TO BOTH GENDER BUT AT THE SAME TIME I WANTED THE LAYOUT TO BE EFFECTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE I WANTED EACH ELEMENTS TO BE STAND OUT E.G. THE TITLE IS CLEARLY VISIBLE, BOLD, BRIGHT, FORMAL USE OF FONT WHICH SHOWS THE MAGAZINE IS DOMINANT ALONG WITH THE READER IS DRAWN TO THE STRIKING CENTRAL IMAGE WITH THE BRIGHT PINK AND BLACK ANCHORAGE TEXT.The colour theme is also simplistic with having grey and white implying a formality and mature approach as in target audience. This links back to my case studies ideas and the ways my magazine has used and developed forms and convention of music magazine because like all the music magazine I believe that my artist image is strong influential image as a front cover artist because when photographing I made sure that I use simple plain backdrop to make artist plus the anchorage text to pop up to the audience eye by itself. Alternatively when looking at a British music magazine you will see in majority of the magazine the masthead is behind the artist (some magazines like NME or Q are always at the front to show the magazine is successful and dominant in terms of the issue of the magazine. But in British Bollywood magazines sometime they either put the artist behind the masthead or the masthead front of the artist this is because the issues depends how famous or attractive it is about the artist e. g If its a hot spicy issue then the masthead will be on the back of the model. As a result I choose to have the masthead front of the artist because I didnt want the artist to look like the main cover star as if its only about her because the anchorage text is different (the issue is different) and in keeping the fact my target audience is also on professional people and qualified people even though its aimed at young audience. 3. FRONT COVER 4. I have tried to maintain the codes and conventions of a real music magazine. I have used double page but however I didnt use any other images except my model images. Usually in a contents page theres more than one different artist picture but In first side I used the mainly the model within in a grey backdrop with pink subheadings to balance out the feminism idea that its only a female target audience its also aimed at males audience . By mixing pink and black fonts in the grey background balances out the feministic since it can appeal to masculine too. In the feature section Ive outlined the lead articles as you can see the lead articles are brief, snappy and there is a short explanatory giving the reader more choice whether to read or not this is because the text being justified is one of the common conventions of magazines. The most striking difference in my contents page is that its only the same model pictures being shown more than once not to show that the general focus should only be on her but I wanted to accentuate the fact in this content page there is more than another issues to read and it gives the audience more easy choice; it almost lures the audience to read about it more as theres isnt anything particular highlighted to read especially/must. Rather than having images with number I decided to have numbers separately in a square box. As my magazine colours were based pink and black, using these two colours again would give a feeling of elegance, formal, sophistication, bold, confident and create a classy mood especially as its for qualified and professional middle class as in social group audience. 5. AND HOW THE IMAGES LINKS WITH THE TEXT. AT THE FRONT OF THE PAGE SINCE THERES NO MASTHEAD TO INTRODUCE THE TOPIC, THE IMAGES ALMOST INTRODUCE WHAT IT IS GOING TO BE ABOUT AS WE CAN SEE HER OLD IMAGES BEING SHOWN. THE RESEARCH FROM THIS MAGAZINE ,HAS CHALLENGED AND DEVELOPED THE CODES AND CONVENTIONS IN DIFFERENT AND SIMILAR WAYS AS IN ORDER TO KEEP THE INTEREST OF FEMALE AUDIENCE THE MAGAZINE HAS TO GIVE OR INTRODUCE OR CHANGE THE CONVENTION IN ORDER TO MAKE IT LOOK INTERESTING BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY TO MAKE SURE THE AUDIENCE DOESNT BUYS ANOTHER MAGAZINE. IN CONTRAST THE DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD IN MY MAGAZINE SIMILARLY FOLLOWS THE CONVENTIONS SET FROM MY CASE STUDY MAGAZINE FOR E. G IN THE DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD YOU CAN SEE TWO PULL QUOTES BUT HOWEVER IN ORDER TO HOOK AND SUSTAIN AUDIENCE INTEREST I MADE IT SHORTER AND ALSO I WROTE IN PINK AND BLACK , THE USE OF PICK AND BLACK FOR THE PULL QUOTES SHOWS THE ARTIST STRENGTH AND SYMBOLISM FOR HER FEMININITY AS THE STORY MAINLY TALKS ABOUT HOW SHE DOESNT SPENT HER TIME WORRYING WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT HER, WHICH AGAIN SHOWS HER MENTALLY STRONG . ADDITIONALLY, IVE USED A DIFFERENT FONT BECAUSE TO SHOW AS IF SHE WROTE IT BY HERSELF AND CREATES A DIFFERENT MEANING TO READ IT AS IF ITS FROM A DIARY OF SOMEONE, THIS FONT KEEPS THE PAGE MORE NEAT AND TIDY WHICH GIVES THE PULL QUOTES MORE TO STAND OUT.