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Magazine Cover Assessment

The development of a Magazine Cover that involves generation of Ideas leading
to a Conceptual Design of a Magazine Cover. This is achieved through Montages,
Text of Inspirational Words , Exploration and Research of ( genres, and Age). The
outcome will be a Magazine Cover through Sketches in Prototypes and the Final
Product.
Key ideas





Research Magazine Structure: Masthead Single large image, Coverlines,
Smaller images, Date of Issue in Photoshop
Research Covers through Spiderscribe, Magazine covers,( Relating to
Gender and Age Group S
Experimentation: Using the Following Skill Sets: Move , Edit Transform ,
Layer Styles Text Font size, Colour for Contrast and Symbolic Meaning
Functional Modelling: Displays of Magazine Covers around the Room
Stakeholders : Myself and Mrs. Lomas
Display Transition of ideas in a Weebly Portfolio

Brief
Write a Brief that allows you to create a Magazine Cover catering for Personal
Tastes
Purpose – It was a class assignment to create a magazine cover and upload it to
weebly.

Client – Mrs Lomas

Stakeholders- Mrs Lomas and Siddarath Kumar

Opportunities-To learn about magazines and learn how to use Adobe Photoshop.

Needs- Computer, Adobe Photoshop, Google images

Constraints – Some difficulties were logging in to weebly

Development. (Include Sketches )

Copy of Solution
Testing
How I could improve upon my Magazine Cover
Main Image
Fonts
Masthead
Fonts Coverlines
Smaller Images
Symmetry/ Balance
Contrast
Space / Objects do not look Cluttered

Make it a bit wider in length
I could make my masthead wider in
length
I could make my fonts a bit larger
I could add more smaller images
I can’t see any room for improvement
I can’t see any room for improvement
I can’t see any room for improvement

Criteria
Can Coverlines be read
Are Coverlines showing different Fonts
and Styles
Are Coverlines showing Contrast
Colours

Achieved
Yes
Yes

Are the Coverlines relevant to the Type
of Magazine4

Yes

Is Hierarchy shown where the
Masthead is a larger Font and shows
Emphasis
Is the Page balanced Symmetrically

Yes

Are the Following shown
 One large Image
 7 Smaller images
 6 or more Coverlines
 Barcode
 Masthead

Yes
One large image
Five smaller images
6 cover lines
Barcode
Masthead

Yes

Yes

Sketches are shown of the Placement
of Objects on your page
Level 4 and 5 Indicators
Reflect on past experiences of Magazine Covers

Show Case examples and Prototypes
Test for Final Solution
Gather Client Feedback of how it addressed the main attributes of a Magazine
Cover

Masthead: Sports Blitz

LARGE IMAGE
COVER
LINE

IMAGE

IMAGE

COVER LINE

COVER LINE

IMAGECOVE

IMAGE

R
LINE

IMAG
E

COVER
LINE

COVER
LINE
BARCODE