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The basic layout is set into columns it is split into 8 columns

over the double page and 4 on each individual page. The main
image takes up the two middle columns of the left hand side
page, or the page could be split into 3 columns where the
middle is the widest and the image is positioned in that
column, so the rule of thirds has been applied here. This
makes sense as the audiences eyes are drawn to the centre.
Main headline
links to the
graffiti image
through the
word tags.
Sub- heading
gives a short
Analysis of Music Magazine Double Page Spread 1 NME
The font in this article, written in
columns, is very similar to that of a
newspaper as it is black on white in a
small sized serif font. The effect of this
suggests that the article is serious and
perhaps more formal than other articles
which is appealing to the audience. The
large letter imitates a newspaper article
Use of space: In the article the main headline takes
up half of the page while the sub-heading and article
cover and the image covers the last . This is a
good proportion of text as it is important that a
large quantity of text doesnt take up the whole
page as this would defer an audience. All of the
space is in use yet the page doesnt look over
crowded as it is well organised. Space has been used
on the left hand page to position Dizzee Rascal in
the centre so that he takes up the majority of the
page as he is the subject.
Colours: the pages are contrasting as the right
side is full of a variety of bright colours
whereas the left side is mainly black and
white. However the graffiti background fades
into the right hand side which links the two
pages together and also symbolises how
Dizzee Rascal has moved on from being a
graffiti artist. Although the background of the
image is very bright the subject still stands
out as he is wearing red: a colour with many
connotations such as, danger and love.
Here the images
link to the text
and the genre of
music which is
often associated
with alcohol,
represented by
the bottles. The
old radio
represents music.
The image links
to the article on
the left hand side
page because it is
Dizzee Rascal (the
subject of the
article). His facial
expression is
mischievous. As
he holds the
spray can up to
graffiti on the
wall he looks
away from the
camera as if he is
checking to see if
anyone is
watching. Graffiti
and rule-breaking
which can also be
associated with
the genre of rap
music and it
reflects the target
Mode of address changes as the language
becomes more formal in this article to show