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My masthead of my magazine 'DOWNLOADER' was downloaded from a website called 'Dafont'. I made the font in the largest size so that it could spread across the width of my magazine and so that it is clear that it is the masthead. I chose the title of 'DOWNLOADER' to that it is clear to the reader that the magazine relates to the festival 'download'. By doing this i can attract my target audience. I made my masthead very similar to the 'kerrang' magazine font because it is one of the biggest magazines for this genera of music, so for this reason i know that it attracted a large audience and did really well. I tried to keep my masthead quite simple and clear to read because my magazine is quite busy and didn't want to add too many distractions. As i know how popular the simple 'Kerrang' logo is, i decided to keep my masthead very similar and to challenge the way that Kerrang layout their magazine by keeping my magazine looking very similar to theirs.
The graphology of my cover is very complex. I use a wide variety of font sizes across the page to either fit with in the space allowed or to look aesthetically pleasing. The fonts i use are 'groudyhvyface CN BT' 'Groudyhvyface BT' 'franklin gothic medium cond' and 'impact'. Most of these are very similar but the slight difference makes it more suitable for the use of what the text is trying to say but sticks to the theme. 'Impact' is the most solid font used on my cover which is why i used it for the main cover story as it attracts the reader and really stands out. I also put smaller headlines to the side of my magazine which will give the reader an idea of the kind of things they can expect in this months issue. The reason i use quite simple and easy to read fonts is because the rest of the magazine is busy so i need to keep the text simple so the reader can follow it. I tried to keep the colours of the text the same small amount of colours through out to stick to a theme. I decided to use a coloured background because looking at Kerrang, all there magazine have a colours background which instantly makes it look busier. I used an old Kerrang magazine as a template and tried to re-create it using my own images, text and fonts. I realized from researching into the Kerrang layout that it requires a lot of layers to make it busy. Just on my cover there is 60 layers. This includes every single bit of text, image and shape.
The model i used for my cover image was a girl called 'Beckiee Galvin' who is the lead singer of my main band 'Reckless in paradise'. I styled her in a way that represents the look i want her to have and that is appropriate for my magazine style. In every photo, her and a#everyone else are wearing dark clothes which makes them bold and stand out while still sticking to the theme. My artist appears on my magazine numerous times in different outfits which made her look different and like it was taken at different events.