Friday, 27 November 2009

My first media cover for music piece

For my music cover I took pictures of a female model breaking the conventions as generally on music magazines the model is male. I chose to base part of my cover on Q and part on NME. The things I chose to incorporate were the big, bold title and the two colours used in it. The model is in an invitational pose as she is looking into the camera and it is focusing on her eyes.

I have decided to change the picture on my front cover now as part of the models hat is cut off and it lacked effect as the hat no longer made a statement.

My new front cover has been bettered by changing the font colours on the insight information parts around the new picture of the model. The new pose has sexual or romantic connotations as the model isn't smiling and therefore she is giving the male audience the message that she is available. My magazine is quite feminine but the pose is sexual and the hooks which appear inside the magazine appeal to both sexes.

The writing on the front cover is bolder and the tag line above the title allows the reader to know the music genre that the magazine talks about. The fact that there are bands on the front cover which people can relate to makes the target audience wider.

Love, live, music was inspired by the slogan I saw on the front cover of Q magazine but I changed it so it reflected my opinion on music and allowed the audience to feel they could relate to the magazine through the thing they liked most.

I chose to add a block coloured bar as it is a convention of music magazines and it adds extra information. I named my magazine Raw as it reflects what music can be. The model is standing in front of the title of my magazine as it is a common convention of music magazines. If people don't know the name of the magazine because of it being a new issue they will often buy it because the model appeals to the reader.

The parts of Q magazine I based mine on was the bold title, the sub-title, the model on the right and the coloured bar line across the bottom of it. I changed my title to purple so it appealed mainly to a feminine audience breaking the conventions of music magazines. I chose to add a sub-title to provide extra information about the magazine. The model is placed in the middle as the writing is constructed around her as is Noel Gallagher on this issue of Q. I have also placed the barcode in the left hand corner so it doesn't interfere with the picture of the model. The picture of my model is also placed over the top of the sub-title as the model on the cover of Q.

The idea of my title came from using NME as my style model. The title is bold and draws attention straight to the name of the magazine advertising it so people who buy magazines for the brand will buy it. My title is similar as it has a main colour and a second colour around it.

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