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The white backdrop allows the green colour to really stand out and create a neutral feeling. With the top of the magazine cover being a jet black colour; it is a stark contrast with the white bottom base colour. The red masthead is positioned at the top left hand corner of the cover to allow more space for the cover image. The yellow writing is also very bright and attractive against the black background. The font is very formal and is appropriate for this certain type of magazine. The famous people and headlines on the magazine will also catch the attention of the customers. The graphics of the paper tearing is also very appealing.0
The mis-en-scene of this magazine cover is littered with the main image of band members; this instantly tells the audience that it is a music magazine. Again the white and yellow writing theme has been used. This could be because they are both very bright and appealing colours. The masthead is actually partially covered for this magazine which gives a good 3D graphic appearance. There are many cover lines to show that there is a lot of information in this magazine. Also, because all of the people are wearing leather, it could tell the audience that this issue is possibly for people that enjoy the rock and metal genre.
The difference in title font creates a new but retro feeling and invites the audience to look again. The sans-serif of the word of makes the band name the focus point of this cover. The background of the sun setting gives the audience a feeling of happiness. Because of all the famous band names it re-enforces that it is a music magazine. One way Q also appeals to the audience is the giveaway of freebies, such as a free CD which is appropriate to the magazine. Q also uses a lure of other artists to make the magazine more appealing. This also sticks to the codes and conventions of most music magazines. Thy sky line is also marketing the freebie; this could be because it would grab the readers attention.The masthead is reversed out in a normal font. These colours are in contrast with the deep red which makes an attractive cover. The main image is the artists. They are both wearing black and white which is in sync with the SPIN title. Again there is a lure of other famous people. This sticks to the house style of SPIN. However the audience is widened because it does not stick to just bands, they have also included an actor. This cover does not have a bar code which is different to many other magazines.The classical sans-serif and picture suggests that this product is possibly a magazine for an older type of audience. The masthead is very large which makes it simple but effective. The mis-en-scene is a blurred out picture which looks like an orchestra which would be appropriate to this certain type of music and it is also a link with the main image. The cover is very spacious and easy to read in black and white. This would appeal to an older audience. This magazine has a bar code which is normal for a music magazine.
On this magazines contents page there is no editorial which goes against the normal codes and conventions of a contents page. The layout is quite grid like and tightly put together. The main image of this contents page is a person playing the drums which is very relevant seeing as the magazine is called DRUMMER. Because this picture is the largest it suggests that it is the main part of the article. All the pictures are very relevant. It sticks to a house style of orange and white. There are small paragraphs about each individual article. The mode of address is formal but uses language that relates with the viewers.
The layout of the contents page for MOJO differs from DRUMMER. It takes a more centralised list and slots the corresponding pictures to either side. It sticks to the house style of black writing with a white background. The images are labelled to make it easier for the viewer to match them. Next to the bold title there are also brief summaries about that article, the language is urban but formal. The headings are plainly advertised and nothing really grabs the readers attention because of the simplicity of the layout.
For this contents page the listings have been put down the right hand side of the page with large pictures situated on the left hand side. There is a subscription deal which is common for magazines. This is situated at the bottom of the page and normally offers a better deal than in shops. There is a common house style theme running through the page which is black and grey with white writing. There are two main images which would suggest that these articles are the main ones.
There is one main image on this page which is unusual for a contents page as it usually consists of several. At the bottom of the page there is lure by showing a review. There is also another lure at the bottom right hand corner; this tells the viewer what will occur in the magazine in the forth coming months. This shows that the magazine knows what the audience is looking for. The image displays the identity of the band the main article is about. The picture shows the serious mood of the band which could possibly give us an idea of what the article is going to be about.
This contents page is very spacious and open. The sans-serif titles dominate the page and enhance the words. There are only 3 pictures which grabs the readers attention. This is because it is a very simplistic layout which gives more room for the images to stand out. The text is all the same colour and boldness which makes the page look more bland and ordinary.