Colourful, to

attract the
audience
Sans-Serif style
font
Bold font
makes the
text more
noticeable
Different
colours add
interest to the
masthead
Capital letter at start,
followed by lowercase
letters, with small
spacing between each
letter
These bright
colours could
suggest the target
audience is for a
younger generation
MixMag’s masthead
features a lilac
background with
MixMag written in a
white font
The contrast with the
white text on a darker
coloured background
makes the text stand
out
The font is sans-
serif and the letters
are curved in a
modern way
The ‘i’ in this
masthead has a
circled outline around
the dot adding
interest and style
The use of
alliteration in
MixMag causes
the audience to
remember the
brand due to its
catchy name
The target audience
could possibly be for a
younger generation
due to the more
modern looking font.
Also could be aimed at
females due to the
feminine coloured
backgound
Rolling Stone
magazine is a well
known brand, the
font is in a serif
style
The font is red and
has a striped drop-
shadow making it
stand out
This cursive style
font is more
traditional and
suggests that the
target audience is
for a slightly older
range of customers
The use of a red and black
style would make it less
appealing to a younger
audience as it is not as
interesting as a colourful
masthead would be
The use of red
and black
suggests that this
genre of music
magazine is rock
Possible link to
the band the
Rolling Stones
which were a
rock band
The Top of the Pops
magazine’s masthead
features a sans serif
style font
The font is bright
pink
The ‘of the’ text is in
a pink circle to add
to the swirled design
of the font also seen
in the ‘s’ at the end
The bright pink
colour would
attract young girls
The font is bold
and overlaps the
image underneath
Due to the name
‘Top of the Pops’,
this magazine is
in the pop genre
of music
Kerrang! Magazine is
a sans-serif font. It is
white text on a black
background
The black and white
colour scheme
suggests that this is a
rock magazine
The text looks as
though it is cracked
to give the
masthead an edgy
style
Due to the font
appearing to look
more edgy, it could
suggest the target is
for a younger
audience
The contrast of the
white text on the
black background
makes the text stand
out
All of the
text is in
uppercase
Due to it being
monochrome,
it is not aimed
towards a
certain gender
This masthead for
NME magazine is in
a sans-serif style
font
It has red text
with a white
outline on a black
background
The font is bold and
the contrast of the
white outline on the
black background
helps to make it stand
out and would catch
the customer’s eye
The name of the
magazine is in all
capitals
The red, black and
white colour
scheme suggests
this is a rock
magazine
The target
audience could be
for an older age
group due to there
not being many
bright colours that
would attract a
younger generation
This masthead for Vibe
magazine is in a sans-
serif style font
The text is red
and bold on a
black
background
This masthead
is similar to
NME magazine
as due to the
bold red text
and black
background.
Due to the
dark colour
scheme it
would suggest
it is a rock
magazine
All of the text is in
uppercase apart
from the ‘e’ which
is lowercase, this
adds interest to
the masthead
As there aren’t many vibrant
colours, the target audience
could be for an older age
range as they wouldn’t need
colour to catch their eye for
them to be interested in
buying a product
This masthead for
Spin magazine
features text that is in
a sans-serif style font
The text is all in
uppercase. It is
white and on a red-
pink background
The contrast of the
white text on a darker
coloured background
makes it stand out
and catch the
customer’s eye
With the use of
bright colour it could
suggest that it is
aimed at a younger
audience. The pink
background is
feminine and would
appeal to a female
audience
The font is bold and simple
which will help the
customer identify the
name of the magazine