contents pages deconstruction
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DESCRIPTIONThese are my annotated contents pages for Q, NME and Rolling Stone magazine.
- 1. This is the onlyimage on the pagewhich includescolour this showsthat it is of someimportance and is This is the main image on theprobably a featurepage, it is also in black and whitearticle. This smaller which shows that it is from theimage is also usedpast. It is also a visual tease as itto break up the restdoesnt have a heading about whatof the text on thethe article is going to be aboutpage so the which draws the readers on andaudience are notmakes them want to find theoverwhelmed.article too see what it is about. The page also includes sub headings of the articles the magazine is going to include and to grab their attention. The page numbers are also located here to give the audience information about whereThis is a narrative tease as it uses each article they want toonly a short heading to draw the read is going to be located. readers in. It is also in black and isbold so that it stands out againstthe white background.The page numbers are also in a bold colourThis section of writing is also usedwhich makes them stand out against theunderneath to tie in with the image, thisplain background. They are also in a purplegives the audience some extra informationcolour which shows that the magazine isabout what is going to be included in thealso trying to appeal to females as well asarticle.males.
2. The contents page also includes the date of the issue, this is useful to the audience as they can keep up to date with which issue they have already purchased.The colours used are alsothe same on the front cover Down the side theand in the rest of the magazine havemagazine, this maintains a included a bandhouse style throughout the index in a bright red, magazine to make it more this makes it standprofessional. out against the plain background and alsoThis is the main image on the makes the magazine page which suggests to the unique as not many audience that it is going to be magazines tend tothe main focus of the magazine. include this level of information.This advertisement is alsoincluded at the bottom of theThe articles are also put intomagazine to encourage people categories so that theto subscribe to NME. The textaudience know where to findis in bright yellow and whitecertain articles that they arewhich stands out against the looking for.black background and it also It also makes the contentsincludes a mini image of the page look more professionalmagazine front cover withinstead of just listing articlessome popular artists on. The that are featured in theadvertisement takes up a large magazine. They are also in aproportion of the bottom third white font against a blackwhich suggests it is of some background which makesimportance to both the them stand out.company and the readers. 3. Throughout themagazine there is aconstant house style, this The contents page includesmakes the magazine the issue number of thelook well established. magazine, this tells theThe Q at the top of the audience that the magazine ispage also shows brand well established and also itidentity to the readers. helps them keep up to dateBy only sticking to three with the issues they have.colours on the page itmakes the magazinelook professional and This is the largest image on thenot too unorganised.page which suggests that he isgoing to be of importance in theThe text of the feature magazine. He is also looking awayarticle is in a red fontfrom the camera which suggests towhich shows that it isthe readers that he is holdingthe most important outsomething back and they will notof the rest of thefind out everything about himarticles. It also includesunless they read the article on him.quite a controversialcaption whichencourages the readersto read that page to findout more information. The page also contains a narrative tease, this is when only an image is used to grab the The articles are also readers attention. Next to the placed under sub headings image is the page number it is by their name and next to located on so the readers feel them is the page they are they need to turn to this page for located on. This means the further information. readers can easily find an article about a certain person in the magazine.