Thursday, 12 June 2014

Exam questions

1. What two conventions have I used & Why?

This magazine front cover uses a direct mode of address, I know this because the person in the picture on the cover was looking straight at the camera when they took the picture. This is so that when you look at the magazine it looks like she is looking at you and this draws your attention. Also they use the words "you" and "your" in some of the cover lines on the front cover to make it feel like they are talking to you. It also has a mix of content because it has some cover lines that talk about cooking, for example "23 pages of deliciously simple recipes" and it also has other cover lines like "easy elegant summer dressing" this shows that the magazine has a variety of cover lines so that lots of people will read the magazine.

2. What are the effects of my Layout, Typography, Colour choice and Language Choice?

The layout of this magazine is symmetrical because it has the main image in the centre and it has some of the cover lines down the right side of the magazine and some down the left but it has an equal amount of cover lines on each side. The writing on this magazine is all black and white apart from the title which is pink this is so that the title stands out more than the rest of the writing. 

3. What issues of representation have I presented?

Thursday, 24 April 2014

easter hw

1) The magazine uses direct mode of address because the person on the front cover is looking at the camera so that when you look at the magazine it looks like they are looking at you. They have done this to attract you to magazine and make you feel like it is talking to you. It also uses a picture of a famous person so that the magazine is more noticeable because most people will know who it is on the front and be attracted to the magazine.


Friday, 14 March 2014

magazine analysis

This is a magazine that would be aimed at teenage girls. It uses a picture of
a young teenage girl on the front that girls reading might aspire to be like.
For cover lines it mainly has advice and advertisements like "20% off" and
"True stories"
This is a mens health magazine this would be read be read by a man who is
interested in keeping fit and healthy. He would buy this magazine because
 it has lots of tips and advice on keeping healthy and getting stronger
 some examples of this is are "muscle made easy" and "build big arms".

This is a what's on TV magazine this would be bought by a lot of different
people, a lot of people are interested in TV so this magazine would probably
get a lot sales because people want to know what is happening in their
favourite TV shows. The magazine mainly uses stories from TV shows
to grab peoples attention.


Monday, 24 February 2014

question 1

Direct address - It uses direct address because the girl in the main image is looking at the camera so when you look at the magazine it looks like she is looking at you.
Chatty/informal or conspiratorial - This magazine is quite informal, it doesn't use any proper sentences.
Aspirational offers instructions/advice/tips - On the cover of the magazine it offers a lot of advice/tips that are mostly aimed towards girls.
Target audience - This magazine is aimed towards girls you can tell this by the background because it is bright pink and it seems very girly.
Types of content - This magazine has lots of cover lines like "263 hot looks and sexy hair secrets" and "21 mind blowing sex moves"
Use of model for main image - This model on this magazine is used as a role model to all the girls that read this magazine.

Monday, 10 February 2014

magazine cover

WWW - I used lots of colours to make the magazine stand out.
WWW - I used lots of different fonts to make it more interesting
WWW - I cut out the main image well so you cant see any of the original background.
EBI - Make the writing easier to read so that people can read it from far away.
EBI - Make the text a bit smaller so that it does cover the whole page.
EBI - Use less cover lines so it doesn't cover to much of the main image.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

colour connotations in magazines

Different colours can convey different meanings connotations to the viewer.

Sport - A sports magazine would use red for fonts because it shows "increases physical energy, stamina, stability and passion" this would appeal to sports fans because they passionate about sport. The background will also be red.
Gaming - A gaming magazine would use an orange for fonts and the background 

Ponies -

bakery -  

Monday, 20 January 2014

Magazine titles

Girl Talk
Lime Light
Teenage Dream

Magazine cover lines

5 Quick fashion tips
Get skinny quick
How to create a face that men cant resist
How to look good this summer
Look amazing
Fashion overload
100 Ways to look amazing this year
The ultimate beauty guide
Shed two sizes
fashion revolution

Monday, 13 January 2014

Magazine styles

This magazine style is symmetrical because there are cover lines down each side and they are they use the same colours on each side also there is a picture in the middle. 

This  magazine style is asymmetrical because the picture is on the left and all cover lines are on the right.

This magazine style is asymmetrical by colour because the colour makes the left side of the page look very different to the right side.

Friday, 10 January 2014


Modern: I choose dark ministry because it looks new.
kids: It look like the kind of font a child would like.
sport: It is used for sports games
masculine: it looks bold and manly                                                                              

Feminine: It has lots of curls.
Sophisticated: It is very easy for any one to read.
Bold: It is bold
History: It looks like it was wrote with ink which makes it look old.