Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Textual Analaysis 3 :P double page spread.

Uncut magazine has a double page article on Bob Dylan, featuring a black and white image of the artist himself, shot in a medium close up. It's probably shot in this fashion to create a sense of nostalgia. on the other page lies a long title printed in large white font against a red background. Under the title is smaller white font detailing the article. under that text is a retangluar box with even smaller black text against a very light brown background laidout like a news paper clipping.

Mojo magazine has a double page article on Bobby Gillespie, featuring a colour image of the artist, with female performers in the background. the image is done with a midshot. The costumes the preformers have on are designed to make them look partly naked, to appeal to a male audience. The artcle features a short title printed with large red font against a white background.

The Word has a page spread article on John Msrtyn, featuring a colour image of the artist shot with light shineing on his face. the medium close up and lighting are used to show his emotion.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Textual Analysis 2 contents page.

Mojo has a double page spread for its contents page, with text and page numbers on the left page and related images on the right. while The Word and Uncut have their contents on a single page, and a large advert on the other page.

Mojo and The Word have their page numbers in numerical order, while Uncut has its content and page numbers split into three catagories features, regulars and reviews. Mojo has its page numbers both next to its articles and next to/on its images.

Uncut's contents page is laid out like newspaper article, with a main image and text under it arranged into columms.

Uncut and The Word have a similarity in the contents page that being they have coverstory/on the cover written next to the articles that are on the cover.

The font of any good music magazine has to be clear and readable, the usual style used is a medium black font. Mojo and The Word use clear black font for their texts and articles in their contents page. Uncut has a brownish yellow for its articles but black text under them.
The word has large readible text compared to Uncut, Mojos text is prehapes a little larger than The Words text and larger than Uncuts text. Uncuts text is small and may be harder to read.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Textual analysis :P

Front cover.

i compared three magazines: Mojo, Uncut and 'the word'.
they all share the same convention of having a masthead at the top, with ears.
Uncut and word have serif fonts, Word has an outline while uncut has a sort of shadow.

The Word has a red outline around its masthead.

uncut and the word both has medium close ups of famous artists or musicians.

they all feature their inside stores displayed on the cover in some way shape or form whether that be just plain text or some picture or text and pictures. the main images seem to always go with the main story. Mojo uses 70s style language to try to comunicate with a old fashioned audience. They are all music magazines but there's little musical language on the cover of uncut.

The word has provided page numbers on the front cover. while uncut and mojo havent.
the word has highlighted word on the front cover that draw the readers attention, the highlighted words are red against a blue background so they really stand out.

mojo has some of the words on its cover a different colour to the masthead.
this is again to draw a line between the differences between them.
all of these magazines had free CDs with them as it mentions in the ears.
Uncut uses large font to catch the eyes of the reader and to draw attention to the stories inside.
all the magazine have a way to catch the readers attention and identifiable mastheads.

double page

the codes and conventions of a double page spread i analysed.

Friday, 13 November 2009

contents coventions

here are some codes and conventions used in music magazine contents pages.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

a spider diagram of music magazine's front page.

These are the codes and conventions of the front cover of a music magazine titled 'uncut'.
i have examined the cover using LIIAR and identified the conventions that are used on 'uncut'.

Monday, 9 November 2009

The Brief

Main task: the front page, contents and double page spread of a new music magazine.
All images and text used must be original, produced by you - minimum of four images.
media college work.