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Friday, 15 October 2010

Codes and conventions of a magazine double page spread

  • one large image - usually direct address, sometimes bleeds between pages
  • smaller images around - relating to the article
  • large quotes - on pictures/in headline/in stand first/to break up the text
  • drop capital at the start of an article
  • by line - giving credit to the journalist and photographer
  • simple colour scheme - same as front cover usually
  • easy to read font
  • standfirst - to introduce the article
  • articles in columns - usually 2 or 4

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