Jess PardoeAS Evaluation: Draft 1. In what ways does your product develop or challenge forms of existing mediaproducts?The header of my magazine front cover is in a very bold font, similar to otherwell-known music magazines such as NME, Kerrang! Q, and The Rolling Stone;this large, bold font is also shown in other magazines such as Vogue, Elle, andDazed and Confused. Also on my front cover I have used one single image torepresent my fictional artist, Georgia. The picture is a mid-shot, the reader cansee her face clearly, and her shoulders, but nothing more. These styles of camerashots are often found on music magazines; this is because the magazine is not
focusing on the artists’ clothes or appearance in particular, but they choose to
show who the magazine features as it informs the reader. I have taken aconvention from an existing edition of Esquire magazine as inspiration for mymagazine cover; the Esquire magazine had a scribbled font listing the features of the magazine surrounding the front cover image. I have recreated this in my ownstyle as I have changed certain design features of the cover, such as the layout,image style, and text used. I found the scribbled font on a website, this is not howmagazines in industry would find their fonts as they would have large computerpackages with a range of fonts already available.My contents page is not a typically functional contents page; the main focus of the page is on the background image. I took the inspiration from this from afriend of mine who had recreated an existing magazine contents page from R.A.D
magazine, from the late 90’s. I used my own photograph, as all magazines wouldfor all their pages; I chose a picture I took in New York City, it’s of a skyline from
the Hudson River. The picture is suitable for the contents page as the colours aredull, which means text can be placed over it easily; the picture also has a largespace in the centre where the sky is, this means the emphasis is still on the text of the contents page. The font I used on the contents page is the same font I haveused for the article on my double page spread, which also matches the font usedon the front cover for the date, issue number, and price. The font of the titlematches the font used for the header of my front page, this shows continuityacross my pages; existing magazines always show continuity across fonts andpage layouts.
My double page spread has the conventional ‘3 columns to a page’ that most
magazines try to produce; I have used 3 images of Georgia that are all verysimilar to try and show her character through the photographs. My article isbased on a fictional artist, Georgia, and her split from her former band. It is
typical of magazines to interview artists after a recent event, whether it’s
a gig,tour, festival, or change in style. I based my interview answers on a realistic
perspective of Georgia’s fictional personality; her style is similar to Alice Glass so
her responses can be quite blunt, and at other times, elaborate.