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The font used on this front cover gives the Impression of smashed glass.

The editors have used this to suggest that rock music is chaotic and destructive. As the broken glass promotes rule breaking and excitement which will entice the audiences interest into this magazine. Further variation of font have been used across this front cover ranging on size, boldness, colour, although most of the text is predominantly white, and subject; depicting the magazine as one of variation and entertainment.

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The word Kerrang is a neologism of an onomatopoeia having the effect on the reader of the word Kerrang metaphorically ringing in their ears meaning the magazine title will stay in their sub conscience mind meaning that the magazine has a lasting effect of readers in the

The main image on the page is a mid- shot of a band member From fall out boy licking an ice cream. This image has been Chosen to stand out on the shelves to potential buyers of the Magazine as it connotes a provocative, non stereo typical Approach to the magazine industry as we normally associate An ice cream with young, pure, naïve children and with the Rock star licking an ice cream it encourages the opinio that he Is mocking the pure, naive side to life; it’s a show or rebelling Against generic, mainstream music. On the audience that they feel they need to buy this magazine In order to experience the non generic side to the genre of Alternative rock. colour style The idea of on this front cover connotes further the Recognising the generic trend of music; signified by the plain ,Dull, Colour white background, however, the picture of a perfect Drama free music industry is shattered by the red colour Of the mans t-shirt. Red is widely known as is the strongest and most Powerful colour in nature, this could be signifying that alterative rock is route away from generic mainstream music. Again this draws the target audience of rock listeners in to the magazine as they pride themselves on being different and boisterous.

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The multiple images that populate the contents page are advertising the articles that feature throughout this magazine. Each picture is representing different aspects of a ‘rock and roll’ lifestyle; ranging from a man holding two guns in his hands, this could be a show of the outrageous lives rock stars live, to groups of rockers posing together in a photo showing the unity the music of rock instils in peoples minds.. Consequently leading the audience to believe that with buying this magazine they can have a sense of what it feels like to be a star in the rock music world. The tattoo on this mans neck captured in a still close up camera shot encourages controversy as tattoos, in society aren't liked and accepted by everyone and the fact that he has a large tattoo boldly on show connotes that rock music is outrageous, it is a magnet to strong opinions and to some bad press. However, the editors have used this image as it would appeal to rock lovers as they love provocative and non generic ideas and have the

The black background juxtaposed with the yellow title ‘contents’ is a Continuous Theme throughout the contents page and front page This shows that the magazine incorporates continuity and consistency throughout the whole of their magazine which would appeal the rock community as they would not want the magazine talking about any other genre of music in great detail. It almost reassures the audience that they are buying a rock magazine. Furthermore, another continued colour scheme is the white background that features in the front page as well, this is highlighting that this magazine will fill up the ‘white’ areas of boredom, dullness and generic ideas with different, diverse and bold statements, articles and pictures. The colour scheme of black and yellow is continued down the page and highlights the main aspects of the magazine.

The font used on this contents page is made bold for the title of the articles that feature in this magazine and made smaller for a small synopsis as to what the articles consist of. In doing this the magazine creates a picture in the audiences minds of order, importance and although rock is known as outrageous and rule breaking it also creates a formal idea in the audiences mind as a result creating a clear, concise opinion of the magazine.

The continued colour scheme from the front page and the contents page of black and white highlight the importance and formal style that the interview will be taking throughout. However the black background of the quote contrasted with the white of the words depicts that rock takes pure, innocent ideas in music and manipulates them into provocative ideas. Gives the reader the opinion that rock music is fun and the magazine of Kerrang recognises that and has incorporated it into their writing and layout style.

The image, that shares the dominance of the page, is of Lilly Allen, a famous solo artist. The mid shot camera angle her pose is modelled around connotes attitude, confidence and dominance. The editors have chosen to go with this shot as an eye catching feature that cry's out for the readers attention as it sets the tone for the interview that features on the page encouraging the readers to take attention and read into the reasons to why Lilly Allen feels as if she can pose how she is posing.

The bold white text that takes up a large proportion of the double page spread with varying sizes resembling text from newspaper that has been cut out is highlighting a quote that the artist, Lilly Allen, has said. This is very eye catching and the audiences attention is immediately drawn to this statement, consequently, meaning the audience want to read the rest of the article and find out what this quote means In context, it leaves the audience on a cliff-hanger of thoughts. Furthermore, this layout of the font has been used in the past. for example, on the album covers of the sex pistols, who are very rock, this type of text has been hused on them suggesting that is a typical convention of the rock genre, giving the audience the logic that Kerrang is extremely rock oriented and notice rock trends that capture the imagination of rock listeners, thus appealing the niche audience of rock music.

The editors, on this front cover, have used the technique of using large, bold, capital block writing styles for the title and their main feature in the magazine. This style has been used to immediately catch the readers eyes and attract their interest to the magazine, its also making a statement that the magazine is a direct, straight to the point and understandable which is vital to the rock audience this magazine is aimed at. Furthermore, the editors have also used varying texts of a more italic and formal style to highlight quotes of features in the magazine, this again portrays a well presented, literate magazine.

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The main image is a close up shot of a famous indie/ soft rock singer, Florence and the machine. The image also makes up the whole background for this front cover, this image has been used for the background to aid the appeal of the magazine. With the red, Albany hair colour contrasted with the pure white in her eyes its telling readers that this magazine has gone in depth into her life, digging the dirt on her career, home life and any other aspects of life she chooses to keep out the public eye. However ,the red hair remains rocky and creates an edgy feeling towards the magazine.

The colour scheme is black and white connoting simplistic but concise ideas through out the magazine.

The barcode is clearly on show on the front of the magazine which plays on the audiences minds suggesting that it is all ready to buy with no problems facing them.

The loosely structured numbering system used on this contents page connotes ambiguous appeal to the audience. In one sense the numbers are appealing as it tells the readers what pages to turn to, to find which article. However, it also connotes the random, unstructured side to life of rock and roll, which would prove to be massively appealing to the rock music listeners.

The multiple images on this contents page are used to highlight and draw attraction to some of the main articles in this magazine, they also highlight the various sides to rock music.

The font used of this page varies from italic which suggests legend and success , both of which play a major role in popular, well listened to rock music. To the fonts that are large with wide spaced lettering connoting the concise approach this rock magazine has. The use of bold fonts, which again infer the conciseness and importance these articles have.

The main image on this page is a picture from a gig which suggests the laid back, enjoyable approach rock music has on its listeners.

The colour scheme of this double page spread is predominately black, white and blue. This colour scheme connotes the hectic, random side to rock music.

The font of the title of ‘the teenagers’ is in capitals and is in bold sans serif which helps aid the attraction of the page to the audience.

the main image on the left side of this double page spread is dominant and forth coming resembling of the stereotyped rock music audience. The other multiple images over the double page spread are highlighting the different faces to rock music. It also adds attraction to the page as it breaks up the ‘wordy’ approach to a double page spread which, in turn, makes the magazine more appealing to the audience.

The notepad style ripped out page that editors have used in the bottom left of the main image is aiming directly to the target audience of most rock music, which is teenagers and people in their twenty's, typically are studying or would use some sort of notepad in every day life, so in adding this feature, it gives the main body of the rock music audience something to relate to, giving the magazine even more

the quote is set apart from the main body of text and highlighted with a blue background and bold text. This depicts that this quote is vital in terms of the point of this article into a young, teenage band.

The big ‘Q’ logo in the top left of the front cover with the red background is a continued logo throughout the whole range of magazines. It is a very useful way of attracting the rock audience to the magazine.

The main image on the front cover Is of topless star ‘lady gaga’. This is a provocative image that has a stereotyped connection to the rock industry as it is typically out of the generic tame music industry.

The font on this front cover varies from large, white, capital san serif for the artists last name which adds importance to the artist and suggests a large feature in this magazine going deep into her life. Other large bold fonts have been used to highlight other artist and main features in the magazine.

The colour scheme of this front page is red, white and black connoting simplicity with a rocky look coming from the vibrate, strong colour or red. It entices audience to the magazine as it depicts a clean, fresh feel to the magazine.

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the editors have separated the band ‘Gorillaz’ to highlight the importance of this band, this draws attention the band ‘Gorillaz’ to highlight the importance of this band, this is further emphasised by the circle as it is separated from the rest of the front cover with five stars situated above the band name which is connoting the band is of top quality and the fact that they are included in Q magazine suggests

the contents page is split up into three sections; ‘features’ , ‘review’ and ‘every month’ this help with clarity of the magazine and appeals to readers and it helps highlight sections they may be interested in.

The font used on this page The remains consistent with the clean, structured impression of the page with bold font being used for the titles of the featured articles in the magazine. The black writing connotes professionalism.

the colour scheme of this contents page is white, red and black. The dominant white colour on this page suggest the theme of this magazine is very clear and

The main image on the page is of noel Gallagher's new band ‘the courteeners’ . The fact the this magazine has noel Gallagher as a feature connotes that this magazine has high status and importance as noel Gallagher is considered a legend in the rock genre. The image itself connotes freedom, which makes up the main features of rock music as the genre itself plays with many variations of instruments and components.

The main image on the double page spread is a photo of Lady GaGa, this is in black and white to emphasise how this article leaves no area of GaGa untouched and connotes that Q have stripped her bare of all secrets. The mid shot image shows the readers that the main focus of the article is about Lady GaGa. The untidy, bulky chains around her neck depict that she has an edge to her, a side that likes to scream out every now and again, this has massive appeal the audience of rock magazines as they typically like fashion that the majority of people do not take accustom to.

The colour scheme of this double page spread is, white, black and red. This again emphasis the bare, exposed secrets and events in GaGa’s life with the black and white colours, but again has a rocky edge with the harsh, dominant red ‘L’ on the right side page. This red becomes vital in the attraction of the article as when the readers turn the pages the first page they are drawn too is always the right hand side page, so the large, red ‘L’ helps attraction and interest to this article.

The font used in this article is of times new roman which infers formality, structure and purpose, all of which help pain the picture of a concise feature page in this magazine. The large, bold, capital letters and the start of two of the paragraphs appeal the audience as they leave a lasting question in their minds as to what is so important in those paragraphs that mean they are headed by this sort of lettering.