Thursday, 13 March 2014

Magazine Evaluation

Answer the following questions relating to your magazine cover...

1.What two conventions have I used & Why?

As my magazine is for a young teenage girl audience, I have chosen Selena Gomez as the front cover. I have also used a great amount of girly colours such as: Pink, Gold and Red. This allows the magazine to really stick out as the array of colours are vibrant and glowing. 

2.What are the effects of my Layout, Typography, Colour choice and Language Choice
My the layout of my cover is symmetrical and relatively ordered showing some form of sophistication and giving the reader an easy ability to read the articles and headings. It also shows girls a view on how they should act and dress this links to the idea of Selena Gomez with Geek glasses, this shows the young teenage girl audience it is ok to be a geek and dress well/be popular at the same time. In terms of my Layout and the typography, I have used bold colours to allow my magazine to bring in an audience that are are attracted to bright colour and bold writing. The Font I have chosen and used gives the magazine a bold look and attracts the reader, I use hot pink colours and reds to attract girl readers as these colours appeal more to them. The Connotation of this magazine shows a girl based theme as the colours used are looked at as more girly. The text is also sans-serif this is all the bold text to stand out and also usually associated with young people. Hot pink is a vibrant colour used by developers in relation to girls ideally in clothing, makeup and accessories. Red is a sexual colour and brings in girl audiences as it emits a bright glow and is found in more female/girl based accessories and clothing. I have finally used Black and white with Pink and Red as these colours match in terms of making the magazine bold even further and stick out to the audience more. The Language of my magazine also gives the magazine a informal look to the magazine, this is again for younger readers and also I use short phrases on my magazine title to allow the reader to read the titles fast