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Thursday, 27 November 2008

Magazine Analysis

Another magazine i have analysed is Vibe. The name 'Vibe' stands out as the font is bold and the letters are spread out so it is easy to read. There is tags for stories above the title which is a common convention for magazines. The colour scheme is simple as the two main colours used are blue and orange also with the use of white and black to help draw attention to the text. The text is justified down both sides to make it look neat and tidy. 'Janet Jackson' has shadow on it to draw more attention to it as she is the main story. The date, price, bar code and website are all together and out the way so it doesn't detract attention from the rest of the cover. The website is used to give extra information about the magazine. 'First ever' and 'limited edition' makes the magazine sound appealing, It is the first photo issue so you would be missing out if you don't buy it. There is lots of names of singer and bands on the front cover to make the magazine look full of stories, gossip, information, interviews etc. The pose of Janet Jackson is sexual. She is wearing tight clothes to show her curves. Her hands are down her pants and her mouth is open. She is revealing alot of flesh. She seems to be taking a picture of the readers making them feel like the celebrity for a moment.

Contents page
This is an example of a music magazine contents page. I have looked at Mojo over a few different issues and have noticed they keep the same layout style throughout. This is very common in music magazines. They have a concert image, an old artist then a painting at the bottom, they also have two album covers in the middle of the photos.
They have the same sub headings on each contents page which helps the readers become instantly able to find what page they need as it it recognisable. The bold 'MOJO' makes it stand out and shows where the page is from.
The blocks are in chronological order so it is easy for the readers to find what they want.
There is information and pictures of the writers of the magazine which allows the readers to see who is producing their magazine. This shows they are pedigree and this is unusual for magazines to do this.
The font is consistent throughout the magazine it's all a 'sans serif' which is useful for a magazine like this as it is easy to read and is relaxed. Different colours have been used to outline different parts of the text e.g. gold for page numbers, red for sub headings and black for the actual content. They have used a simple white background to help it things stand out.

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