Monday, 23 November 2009

Once I had decided to use this picture I used the eraser tool on photoshop to cut it out. The head phones she is wearing represent the type of music my magazine is about.

Monday, 16 November 2009

I decided to use this photograph because the model looks fun and intriguing. Instead of looking straight at the camera I decided to have her looking slightly away. To me this picture has connotations of mischief which my magazine also seems to be about.

This picture doesn't engage the audience at all because the model is looking completely away from the camera. To me this picture seems boring and uninteresting. That is why I decided not to use it.
This is one of the pictures I took to use on my front cover but I decided not to use it because my model looks too serious. Also I knew this picture had far too much space above the head, and makes the background look much bigger than the model and I think this makes the picture look weak.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

  • I looked at all of these different fonts. I asked 30 people to say what they thought the best fonts were. The three most popular were:
  • Arial Narrow
  • Century Gothic
  • Alba Super
  • I decided to use Century Gothic because it is simple and easy to read

This article has a bold title which is typical for a magazine article. It also has a some background information just before the story starts. all of the text is justified. There are only a few types of font in this piece. There are also some smaller pictures which is also typical of an article. The celebrity in the main picture is part of the invitational band, lips slightly parted, emphasis on the eyes only a hint of a smile

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


This is the contents page of Q Magazine. It follows the typical conventions of contents pages. As usual the headings are bold and easy to understand. They are eye catching in order to make the reader intrigued. It has pictures with small captions about the story, again to make the reader want to read on. It uses typically about 3 fonts and the colour scheme is red, black and white which is generally the colours used on the cover of Q Magazine. The figures in the pictures are icons in the music industry. They are role models to any male who reads the magazine becasue they are stereotypically 'cool', this means most men aspire to be like them. One of the main headings 'Oasis Special' is used to draw the audience in. Oasis is a well known and liked band, this gets the attention of any Oasis fans, they will want to read the story about them. The text on the left hand side is justified which is also a typical convention of a magazine.