Friday, 10 September 2010

Codes and Conventions Of Front cover

  • One main image which takes up the whole cover
  • - Applys to the main feature article
  • - Studio photographs of the band/singers which conveys their attitude
  • - Direct address
  • Title (masthead) - has an unique font
- Usually one word
- Fills the width of the cover, or is in top left corner
- Positioning statement - usually above or below the title
- Price and issue date by the title (11pt size)
- Sometimes by the barcode
  • Puff - offers something extra to the magazine
  • Buzz words - e.g. "exclusive"
  • Cover lines - text on the front cover, stating articles inside the magazine
  • Barcode
  • Strip usually containing artists names who are included in the magazine
  • Colour - very simple colour scheme, only a few colours used

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


I am a student in year 12 who has choose to do media at A-level. We have been given a brief of what our coursework should have in it. Firstly we have the preliminary exercise inwhich we must use photo shop to produce the front page of a new school magazine, which has a photograph of a student in a medium close-up, with coverlines, masthead and other text surrounding. We must also produce a contents page to demonstrate our media skills on Qwark Xpress. For the main task we have to produce a music magazine cover, contents page and a double page spread of the new magazine. All of the pictues we use must be original and taken by ourselves.