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  • NME magazine front cover deconstructionThe masthead which is NME is slightly obscured by Hayley Williams head (she is the main singer in Paramore) NME can afford to do this as the magazine is well known and people will still recognize the magazine even though some of the main image covers it. The font is clear to see as it is in red capital letters with a white and black outline which makes it easy to read and understand.The main image is Hayley Williams she is the main singer in the band Paramore. The reason she is on the front is because the main sell line is about the band Paramore. When looking at the magazine cover your attention gets grabbed by her image as she is in the center and has the most space also her head covers some of the masthead. What grabs the audiences attention is her hair colour and her bright pink lipstick which matches the main sell line colour. This image could get the audience to buy the magazine as they could be great fans of Paramore. It also grabs the audiences attention as it looks like Hayley is looking at you, as if she is making eye contact with the reader.These sell lines are quite small as they aren't the main attraction. But they are still there to get the buyers attention. On this magazine they are all in a bold font and they are in white to stand out on the black background of the other people on the image. The headings of the sell lines are in red to match the masthead. With these sell lines being quite small it doesnt give the crammed look. The magazine has a nice lay out so you can read everything with ease.The main sell line is the biggest piece of information on the magazine as it is the main attraction of the magazine. It is also in a bright pink which matches Hayleys lipstick. This draws the audiences attention as it is big and the most colourful thing on the front cover. The main sell line is there to tease the audience and make them want to buy the magazine. The essential information on the cover is the date, price and issue number this information is very small so it doesnt put the audience off buying the magazine. On this magazine you cant really see the price as it is expensive. With the price being small the audience wont see it which will make them pick it up and get it. The sub head line for the main sell line is quite big and in bold it is also in white which would grab the audiences attention. This sub heading is also asking the audience a rhetorical question, if they would fall for Paramore like everyone else has. There are a few sub headings on this front cover, there is the one for the main sell line which is everyone else has fallen for them. will you? but there is also the guns, god& 4 million albums sold and the rock star, label boss, actor now lecturer those two sub heads are for the other sell lines on the magazine. There isn't much colour going on in this magazine cover, there is just the red for the masthead and the headings of the sell lines. And the pink colour for Hayleys lipstick and the main sell line. The magazines background is mostly gray and black, which gives a good effect for the white writing. The target audience is mainly people who listen to music such as bands like Paramore. So this magazine definitely appeals to the target audience as it is based around bands. It could also appeal to boys or girls as it isn't all girl colours and it isnt all boy colours.

  • Billboard magazine front cover deconstruction The masthead is neat and the biggest piece of information on the front cover. It takes the full top of the front cover up. The masthead is partially obscured with Justin Biebers head, Billboard can afford to cover some of its masthead as its a popular magazine and people automatically know what it is. The masthead is big and it is in white which stands out on the blue background, the letter d is coloured in the center (yellow) which gets your attention. The sub head is small but it stands out as its white writing on a red background. The sub head covers some of the main sell line, this has been done so it looks like the main image (Justin) is actually saying the sub head- which is everything I do, I do to be the greatest. The main sell line is Justin Bieber which is in white writing the font is basic but it still stands out as its on the blue background. The sub head covers some of the main sell line. This main sell line draws the audience attention as they could be a Justin fan, which would make them buy the magazine just to read about Bieber. The main image is of Justin Bieber, this tells me that the main story is about Justin. This image would mainly appeal to teenage girls. The image of Justin looks as though he is looking into the readers eye, it is eye contact. This draws your attention to him. It would make the audience want to pick the mag up and read it. Justin is in a gray top with low neck line which shows some of his chest this would get young girls attention. The colours is mainly light which is the blue background and the yellow for in-between the lettering and the sell line headings. It has used colours that can be both for girls and boys. The colours all go well together, there are no clashes. The other sell lines are a decent size and are colourful. The other sell lines are talking about famous music artists that are in. some of the sell lines are blocked by Justin's body so you cant read some of the sell line about Lady Gaga.The essential information which is the date, price and issue number of the magazine is very small on this front cover this is so the audience isnt put off buying the mag.

  • Top of the pops magazine front cover deconstructionThis is a skyline and it gives a little information about another story in the magazine.The masthead is the biggest piece of information on the front cover and its quite girly as its in dark pink so this would appeal to the target audience which would be teenage girls. The masthead looks good on this magazine as it stands out on the white background. On this front cover the main image isnt obscuring the masthead even though the magazine is well known. The main sell line is the real Jessie J for this being the main sell line its quite small but it is in the middle of the magazine so it still stands out. Also it is in a bubble which is coloured in bright pink which matches the colour of the masthead. The sub head for the main sell line is Im not going to hide anything which is also inside of the bubble along with the main sell line. Again on this magazine cover the essential information is very small so it doesn'tt put the readers off buying it. The main image is of Jessie J, which indicates that the main story is about Jessie. She stands out as she is in the center of the magazine and stands out on the white background. This image is as though she is looking at you (making eye contact). This would draw the audience attention as it is making eye contact and would make them want to buy it. With the main image being Jessie it appeals to the target audience as young girls admire Jessie and want to be like her so this would make them want to buy the mag as it has her in it. The other sell lines also stand out as they are in different colours and fonts. It draws your attention as they are a decent size. The colours are all light and girly which also would appeal to the target audience. The main colours are pink, white and purple. The colours are in big blocks and little blocks, making the text and pictures stand out. The other images are off the other sell lines and they also draw your attention as its mainly the young male singers. In this music mag it also has a section about clothes which would also appeal to the target audience.