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Magazine Research

Research the genre- conventions of the magazines within your chosen genre

Magazine Research Research the genre - conventions of the magazines within your chosen genre Examples of
Magazine Research Research the genre - conventions of the magazines within your chosen genre Examples of
Magazine Research Research the genre - conventions of the magazines within your chosen genre Examples of
Magazine Research Research the genre - conventions of the magazines within your chosen genre Examples of
Magazine Research Research the genre - conventions of the magazines within your chosen genre Examples of
Magazine Research Research the genre - conventions of the magazines within your chosen genre Examples of
Magazine Research Research the genre - conventions of the magazines within your chosen genre Examples of
Magazine Research Research the genre - conventions of the magazines within your chosen genre Examples of

Examples of existing titles within the genre- “Four Four Two” which is related to England’s

formation

that will be applied in the world cup. “Sport” to show the magazine is about all sports and just not one sport which will make more people want to read the magazine. “Total Football” to show the magazine is all about football and not any other sport.

Analyse a cover, contents page and double page spread from an existing title within your genre.

Here is a

cover page, contents page and a double page spread. They are based on football magazines as that is my

target market. Football fans.

world cup.

talking about England’s issue in the

Below the masthead is some information on what the magazine is going to be about. This information is on a gold background to make the writing stand out to, to show that the world cup is a big competition. It attracts attention to show that the magazine is going to be discussing an issue within the magazine. They are

England’s football kit is red.

The Masthead used on FourFourTwo magazines differ to the main story of the magazine. This magazine is specialised on the world cup and that is why the title is red as it represents England’s football kit. They are looking for a themed colour for the magazine so they try and make as many things red as possible as

world cup. talking about England’s issue in the Below the masthead is some information on what

The central visual interest (CVI) is Wayne Rooney in this football magazine as in the world cup Rooney is the main striker that will score goals and help England do good in the world cup. They also have Rooney with his boots around his neck to show people that these boots are special and that they will bring him good fortune in scoring goals. There is also a small England flag on his boot to show he is dedicated to England and will do anything to help them win.

lower people wouldn’t

know what the magazine is about and just ignore looking at it.

Above the masthead is information about the magazine and what date it is published, a website URL to allow you to look at different magazines FourFourTwo have made. This information is important to sell their product. The title is also placed right at the top

because if a magazine is sold in a shop and the magazine is stacked behind another magazine, you can still see the tittle so people still know what the magazine is about. This will also help them with sales as if the title was

world cup. talking about England’s issue in the Below the masthead is some information on what
world cup. talking about England’s issue in the Below the masthead is some information on what
world cup. talking about England’s issue in the Below the masthead is some information on what
world cup. talking about England’s issue in the Below the masthead is some information on what
world cup. talking about England’s issue in the Below the masthead is some information on what

to read it because it makes people feel

that they are inspired by the magazine.

The use of a big bold heading shows clearly what the concentration of the magazine. There is also a small quote

above “ENGLAND” to make people want

Magazine Research

The barcode is placed at the

small and discreet because it won’t

affect the aesthetics of the design

bottom right of the magazine and is

world cup, to make fans happy. They are also showing no facial expression to show that they are serious about doing well in the world cup.

big task ahead. To do well in the

show that they aren’t afraid of the

The players are facing the camera to

“Sport”, which is the title. A

This magazine is about

very simple title. It indicates the magazine is going to full of information and facts and not for little kids; it is for true football fans. The title is just left of centre to show that the magazine is all about the main figure on the magazine. Gareth Bale. He is doing his famous gesture to symbolise his passion for football and he is going to express his thoughts and feelings in this magazine.

“sport” magazines. When the magazine

This logo is the selling point for all of the

is stacked behind other magazines you can still see the title of the magazine and that is why it is placed right at the

top of the magazine because all you need to see is there logo and you know it will be a great magazine about sport.

“Sport”, which is the title. A This magazine is about very simple title. It indicates the

out well with a blue background and white writing.

The use of colour graphology works well as the themed colour is blue and white writing represents the magazine to be good and interesting. The writing stands

“Sport”, which is the title. A This magazine is about very simple title. It indicates the
“Sport”, which is the title. A This magazine is about very simple title. It indicates the
“Sport”, which is the title. A This magazine is about very simple title. It indicates the
“Sport”, which is the title. A This magazine is about very simple title. It indicates the
“Sport”, which is the title. A This magazine is about very simple title. It indicates the

The magazine shows a glimpse of a football goal as Gareth Bale plays football and they want to show that he is at home when he is playing football. It also shows the audience that he is dedicated to football and they want to express that in the magazine.

information isn’t a big font, as they

want you to straight away look at Gareth Bale.

The central visual interest (CVI) of this magazine is Gareth Bale. He is placed perfectly in the middle of the magazine. He is the first thing that attracts your attention as soon as you look at the magazine. Which is a good thing as the magazine is all about him. That might be a reason why the title and the other

letters “WILD AT HEART” indicates that

to be a great seller. The use of capital

The title is a great opener for the book

Bale feels he is at the prime of his game. He feels he is turning into a different

better player. Which is why the title portrays the image that Bale is turning into a different creature to suggest he feels he is really developing as a footballer?

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Black, white and red colour scheme makes the contents easy on the it eyes, consistent with the front cover.

Messi is again a big image on the front cover; it makes the front content page attractive.

Main text is mainly sans- serif font because it’s a modern text for a magazine.
Main text is
mainly sans-
serif font
because it’s a
modern text
for a
magazine.
Black, white and red colour scheme makes the contents easy on the it eyes, consistent with
Black, white and red colour scheme makes the contents easy on the it eyes, consistent with
Black, white and red colour scheme makes the contents easy on the it eyes, consistent with
Black, white and red colour scheme makes the contents easy on the it eyes, consistent with

The writing on the contents page is set out in columns, the main text which has their own category blocks labelled with titles and numbers next to them. This feature denotes what is inside the magazine and what pages to go to.

The reuse of page numbers and captions linking to stories in different fonts and colours to make them stand out to the reader, the page number always comes before the text and follows with a few words about the article.

There is always a main image on the contents page which links to the main story
There is always
a main image on
the contents
page which links
to the main
story of the
magazine, in
this case the
main image is a
photograph of a
professional
footballer
called Messi
and the
interview
FourFourTwo
had with him.
Black, white and red colour scheme makes the contents easy on the it eyes, consistent with
Black, white and red colour scheme makes the contents easy on the it eyes, consistent with

convention is still used on the page to

show recognition to the brand name.

promote the magazine’s website and

On the contents page the website is featured at the bottom left hand corner next to the page and issue date as its least important to the reader. However, this

Smaller images on the contents page link to other stories featured in the magazine, these smaller images mentioned are the ones underneath Messi and on the right hand page.

Contents Page Analysis

Double Page Spread Analysis

This image is the main part of this double page spread and that is the reason it is really big. From this image you can tell it is about this player with the ball, the magazine will be about this person and his football story of this.

This image is smaller because it is a smaller story within the magazine. It shows a picture of the manager, so it shows he is

which is the title of the magazine. The manager is commenting on if he can help his

commenting about his player and how “Can Hessie complete gills impressive revival?”

team to victory.

Double Page Spread Analysis This image is the main part of this double page spread and
Double Page Spread Analysis This image is the main part of this double page spread and
Double Page Spread Analysis This image is the main part of this double page spread and

Blue is the colour scheme of this magazine, it I shown that the designers have used this colour as a clear colour scheme, they have used it in the main title under the main image of the double page spread and they have used it down the side of the page and used the same colour in all of the sub titles.

They have used 2 pull quotes in this article because they this is as important information within this sport magazine.

Page Harmony

The first triangle sector is spot on the starting letter of the title in the masthead. This is placed like this so it is eye catching for readers.

The second triangle sector is

spot on the second letter of the title in the masthead.

Page Harmony The first triangle sector is spot on the starting letter of the title in

The first hotspot is near

middle of the magazine.

the line of Rooney’s left

in England’s squad; he is

other players so he is the

eye. As he is in front of the

first thing you look at when looking at this magazine. They have done the magazine like this because Rooney is the main player

the best hope for England doing well in the world cup. This is why he is in the

The third title in the masthead. “Four” of the triangle sector is spot on the third
The third
title in the
masthead.
“Four” of the
triangle sector
is spot on the
third and
fourth letters
in the word

is because the

in the line of the

chance to win the

world cup. They

this is England’s

at the badge and

England’s badge, this

The second hotspot is

won’t readers to look

remember it as it could be a special competition for England.

designers want to emphasise the fact

The box within the hotspots is placed perfectly on the face and body of Wayne Rooney, and also includes the boots hang around his neck. This is because the boots indicate that it is his responsibility on England to perform in the world cup, the boots means that he is confident that he will do well for England and that these are special boots that he will be using in the world cup.

Page Harmony 2

The starting letter of the title is within the first triangle in the masthead. The title is in the top left corner because it is eye catching for reads and then it won’t ruin the main focus of the magazine which is Gareth Bale.

Page Harmony 2 The starting letter of the title is within the first triangle in the

The hotspots make a rectangle shape which is inside the famous celebration of Gareth Bale which is an icon to many people in football. The celebration is perfectly in the centre of the magazine cover, which makes the magazine look good and professional.

The second triangle sector is slightly on the second letter of the title in the masthead.
The second
triangle sector is
slightly on the
second letter of
the title in the
masthead.

The third triangle sector is spot on the third and fourth letters in the word

“Four” of the title in

the masthead.

Colour palettes -3 examples of colour palettes you may use. Add examples from your genre.

Red would be used in my magazine as my magazine is about England and he world cup so the title and the

colour of the footballer’ shirt would be red as this represents England’s kit. White would be used as a

background colour to make the writing and the images stand out. And Black would be some text colour along with red. Red would be used in the masthead.

Colour palettes -3 examples of colour palettes you may use. Add examples from your genre. Red

Blue is used in the background to represent the colour of the sky as in one of the magazines Bale is on the training ground holding a football to make good images of football and to also set the mood of the magazine to be a calm magazine. If the magazine was going to full of facts then the background would have been black at night. White is the colour of the text as it goes well on a blue background. Green is the colour of the grass also on the background

Colour palettes -3 examples of colour palettes you may use. Add examples from your genre. Red

This colour pallet will be used in a Golf magazine. This is because red associates the colour of Tiger Woods famous red shirt on the final day of a competition. This is attractive for the target audience. White would be used as a background so it makes the main image of the front cover of the magazine stands out. Green is used for the colour of the grass on the fairway of a golf course. This colour pallet all combines together to make a great golf front cover.

Colour palettes -3 examples of colour palettes you may use. Add examples from your genre. Red

This colour pallet will be used in my world cup magazine. This is because red symbolises England’s football kit as well as white as they are the home and away kits. And yellow represents brazil as brazil are the host nation of the world cup so it is important to involve them in my magazine even though it is about England, it could be

a memorable destination for England’s football squad.

Fonts- five examples of the type of font you may use. Add examples from your genre.

Colour palettes -3 examples of colour palettes you may use. Add examples from your genre. Red
Colour palettes -3 examples of colour palettes you may use. Add examples from your genre. Red
Colour palettes -3 examples of colour palettes you may use. Add examples from your genre. Red
Colour palettes -3 examples of colour palettes you may use. Add examples from your genre. Red
Colour palettes -3 examples of colour palettes you may use. Add examples from your genre. Red
Colour palettes -3 examples of colour palettes you may use. Add examples from your genre. Red

These fonts are all attractive for a football magazine. They are bold and good for a magazine. They will catch your eye when looking at it in a shop, if these fonts where used for a magazine it will definitely make the title stand out.

Moodboard-create at least one for the ideas that have inspired you.

These fonts are all attractive for a football magazine. They are bold and good for a

Audience research (UK Tribes)-which tribe would buy your magazine? They are the tribe/ target audience you are aiming your magazine at.

The tribe that would buy my magazine would be the sport tribe. This is because my magazines are based

around England and in the magazine it would be discussing England’s chances in the 2014 world cup.

Therefore my target audience is sport fans as they would be most interested in my magazine.

Use survey monkey to create questionnaire aimed at your audience. Ask at least 5 people to answer it.

What is your gender? 5 people said male.

What sport do you play? 1 football, 1 golf, 1 cricket, 1 rugby and 1 other.

Do you buy sport magazines? 3 people said rarely. 1 perosn said no and 1 person said yes.

Do you think a football magazine on the World Cup 2014 would be a good seller? 5 people said yes.

Would you buy the magazine? 4 people said yes and 1 person said no.

From these results I can see that most people do buy sport magazines, and that people would definitely be interested in a world cup magazines. Therefore I should pursue in the idea of produing a world cup magazine.

Create an audience profile for a male or a female audience member. Client Profile
Create an audience profile for a male or a female audience member.
Client Profile

Gender: Male, Ben

Age: 16 years old so still at school and doing the second year of his GCSEs.

Family: He lives with their Mum, Dad and younger brother.

Job: He does a regular paper round where they live at the weekends and gets paid a small amount from that,

but also helps out with his younger brother’s football team and gets paid quite a lot for doing that.

Income: He earns a small amount from the paper round and football but relies on his parents to support him for basic needs.

Hobbies: He enjoys playing a variety of sports and is very competitive, he excels at football and loves showing off to his mates down the park. But also likes video games and at times can be very addicted.

Shops at: He shops at sport shops and fashion shops because he likes to look good.

Lifestyle: He loves socializing with friends and going out to play football and has a very active lifestyle because he enjoys playing sports.

Media Preferences: Facebook, Twitter

Analyse the media institution that will publish your magazine.

“FIFA” would publish this magazine as they are a big company within football, and this would be good for the magazine because if “FIFA” would publish it then the public will now this magazine is full of true facts and statistics about the world cup instead of something that isn’t true.

How effective was your research into similar magazines and relevant target audiences. What did you learn from your research into these two areas? In what ways did this shape the creation of your magazine? Looking at other sport/England magazines really helped me develop my final idea. This is because it allowed me to look at magazines colour pallet selection helping me realise what would be the best for my magazine. It let me look at the positioning of texts and images so that my magazine would be the most appealing to the target audience. And it let my explore what kind of images should be used in my magazine. Therefore the research section of my work was vital to make a good magazine.

How closely does your magazine follow the forms and conventions of existing magazines? Gives examples of real magazines you reference. My magazine follows the convention of the magazine “FourFourTwo”, using the colours red and white to follow the kit colour of England’s football team. And then using yellow to represent Brazil as they are the host nation of the world cup.

How successful is your finished magazine? I feel my magazine is successful as it presents an informative England magazine for the world cup. It is appealing to the target audience with bright colours and interesting images. Therefore I would class sit as successful.