Monday, 10 March 2014

cover questions.

questions to apply to my cover

I put my model Justin Bieber in the centre making him the main view point with the articles around him. This contorts that Justin bieber is the main focus point of the magazine and the main article is about him because he is the model taking up most of the cover. The models position contorts that he is the issues is about him and features a large article regarding him. The text is positioned around the model making the reader see them when they are drawn to the text. The text uses radial symmetry and draws the readers attention to the centre where the model is situated. The articles are appealing to my target group of teenage girls with bright colours for some articles contorting that they are more informal and are gossip. My cover has a very informal tone which appeal to my target audience. The background is very plain which draws attention to the model and bright text. The album has not got many cover lines but the ones are arranged so they draw the readers attention to the model. One article has a picture below which is relevant to the article. The image is small and does not draw attention from the centre and surrounding articles.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

color wheel connotations

The colours on this magazine cover connote that it is a fast paced physical magazine. The red writing contorts that the article features physical actions that use energy and stamina, these articles require physical strength and stamina. The yellow contorts that the article is about something fun such as a hobby or sport, these articles are less intense and more light hearted than intense workouts. The more bold colours
contort the article is more intense and harder for the reader to achieve while the less bold feature smart fun things to read about without any intense physical strain.

This cover colours contort that is Physical magazine that focuses on intense muscle workouts but the blue and yellow contort a less intense side. The blue contorts that the article is about something calm and honest maybe featuring a relaxing subject. The yellow contorts a fun article about creative things to read about or something humorous. The red contorts a hard physical strain and that the articles focuses on intense workouts  to gain muscle.

 This cover's colours contort that the magazine is smart and formal with the blue contorting peaceful calm formal articles. The green backgrounds  contort that the magazine is calm and honest not like fhm or men's health this magazine focuses on social articles and intellectual topics. The gold title contorts that the magazine is for higher class men with expensive interests.


This is a good start and you have the basics here. However, you need to make sure you use connotes rather than contorts. Please change...

Monday, 27 January 2014


modern font: this font is modern because it is not serif and it is easy to read with a clear layout. The text is very smooth and formal unlike serif

kids font: this font is for children because it is in informal bubble writing that looks like it belongs in a comic book for children.

sports font:  this is a sport font because its is very bold and stands out. It looks like it belongs in an stadium or on sport kits.

masculine font: you can tell that this font is masculine because it is bold and aggressive with shatters in the text the writing is very strong and looks like it belongs in a mens health magazine. The shatters in the text makes it look damaged and masculine.

feminine: this text is feminine and has little flicks in the writing with hearts to make it look elegant and feminine. The informal hearts make it look romantic and feminine .

sophisticated:  This font is sophisticated because it has clear text and is easy to read. The letters look professional and that it belongs in a expensive restaurant or hotel.

Bold :  This font has thick letter outlines making them stand out and the text easy to read.


Really good piece of work with the right amount of detail and analysis. Well Done.

Thursday, 23 January 2014


Symmetrical balance is a mirror image balance and can be split in two to show the same thing on each side. Each side mirrors the other this is mostly seen in architecture. This magazine had the man standing  in symmetry the title also has the same color and font.

The light green text balances the neutral model and background. Our eyes are drawn to the light green light text that stands out in front of the dull background. The text is bright and stands out to draw the reader into looking at the articles featured inside. The text colors contort that the text is the most important part and should stand out inviting the reader in.

This magazine uses isometrical balance by  value using the grey color s to balance the black and white colors. The backgrounds color has a mix of black, grey and white the magazine uses grey to balance the black colors against the white stopping them conflicting. The text around the title is grey to keep it clear form the black around it.

This cover asymmetrical balance by shape using a plain boring background with the model centered in front of it. The readers attention is focused on the model rather than the boring background. The model balances the plain background.

his magazine uses balance by positioning the text so that larger text on one side is balanced by the smaller text on the other side. The larger middle text is balanced by the smaller text in the bottom right corner. This is used to make the more important articles stand out to the lesser ones.

This magazine uses texture balance with the detailed background contrasting with the model sat neutrally in the middle. the Dark detailed wall and floor balance his simple expression and suit.

The balance on this cover is that the readers eyes are drawn to the articles where the model is looking. The balance is eye direction because the reader is drawn to the text because the model is looking that way.

This magazine uses radial balance because all the text radiates around the model in the centre drawing the readers eye to the centre. The text is around the centre model making it radial balance.


Really good piece of work with the right amount of detail and analysis. Well Done.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

lifestyle magazines

This magazines layout contorts that Nicole scherzinger is the main focus point and has the articles littered around her. The connotation is that the articles help the reader achieve an appearance like the model. the article titles have the same color font as the models dress and the "A" is missing form health and replaced by the models head. The connotation is that the articles with the pink font help achieve the models figure. the font changes with the subject articles with sexy in the title are less formal. The language is informal using words such as tush or blast fat fast. Flat abs is a an example of the magazines stereotypical view on women the magazine implies.

This magazine contorts that the model in the middle is what can be achieved if you read the magazines articles and follow its tips. The colors are red and black to draw the readers into looking at the article features. the fonts are in block capitals and bold text to stand out and get noticed. The language is fast paced and uses words such as instant and fast making the reader feel like they can achieve their goal quickly. The language is very masculine and stand out against the white background. Instant muscle is an example of the magazines ideal man can be achieved quickly.

This magazine contorts that the model in the middle of the page is what women should look like and dress like and that the magazine will help you do this. The model is holding her jacket showing she is happy with her style and clothing choice. The pages colors are mostly pink this contorts that the magazine is feminine and target market is women.  Like the other magazines the articles are spread around the model contorting that they give the reader the models figure and style. The fonts vary with the article more informal ones have casual text styles while weight loss articles have large block capitals. Want a baby someday is a stereotypical view that all women want to be mothers and should have children.

This magazine contorts that men should know about new technology and have the latest gadgets. Brad Pit is shown in the middle with a earpiece showing that he has the latest tech and this makes other men want to buy tech and look like him. The font is very bold and looks robotic and ties in with the magazines title wired. The colors are mostly a dark green background with the articles in white and the title inside brown blocks. The language used is very modern and uses words such as new and future contorting that the magazine has information abut new technology. An example of the language being modern is your future is easy in 5 easy steps contorting that men should be up to date with technology.

This magazine is different and shows christmas decorations and is titled homes and lifestyle. The magazine contorts that the christmas home layout is what every home should look like and the magazine will tell you how to arrange your house to look good. The text is very formal and clear describing the articles inside. The text color is festive and contorts that the articles inside are about christmas. The layout is different because there is no models on the cover there is christmas themed home occupying the screen.

Monday, 16 December 2013

lifestyle conventions part 4

yellow: informal
green: direct
Publication: FHM
Issue: February 2005

The standard model “guy” is a pretty straightforward being. When we tell our lady to shut her trap so we can watch some footie, it means just that. There are no hidden messages whatsoever. And it certainly does not mean,Honey, now is the best time to talk about where this relationship is going.” But as we’ve stressed oh-so-many times in the pages of this very magazine, women on the other hand, are not so much into this business of being straightforward. The word “fine” for example, could mean a million and one things, and it is way better to have all your limbs chopped off by a mega-powered chainsaw than have a woman say the dreaded word to you.
So this month if your girl mutters, “We don’t really need to celebrate Valentine’s Day if you don’t want to,” don’t take it as your cue to jump for joy and spend all the cash on Star Wars Lego. Why? Because there is simply no chance in hell that she actually means it, plus it will take you forever to build one stupid Millennium Falcon.
If anything, it’s simply a test to see if you’re really the sensitive and caring dreamboat that you’ve been pretending to be, or if you’re just, well, a guy. So what do you do? If you really dig the chick – and third base is a great possibility – we recommend you sell all your worldly possessions and spend it all on that one special day. And to help your cause, we’ve got some pretty good V-Day gift ideas on pages 98 and 99. After all, third base is a pretty damn good thing.

lifestyle conventions 2-3

The magazine's target audience is women and the use of the model on the front cover appeals to women who want to look like the model on the cover. The article states "body secrets" making the audience want to know how to look like the model on the cover. The model is looking directly at the camera inviting people to pick the magazine up and read it. The pose too says that you the reader can  have a body like this and you need to read this article. The position of the model makes it the centre of attention inviting gaze and drawing attention away from the other magazines. Women who see the magazine see the model starring at them and think they could look like that bye reading the articles tips. The articles around the model are advice on style and diet contorting that If you follow these tips you will look like the model on the cover.

The magazine uses direct modes of address with articles such as "already in your wardrobe" which is speaking to the reader. The magazine features a two week gym membership which encourages weight loss and makes the reader feel that they have to have to be fit and slim. The magazine uses words like you and you're these are direct modes of address speaking directly to the reader. The cover advertises articles such as " 12 ways you're sexy" speaking directly to the reader about their lifestyle. Every article has words such as you to invite the reader to fashion their lifestyle like the magazine articles.