Monday, 25 November 2013

style of article

For my article I will pose my models in a similar way to those in these pictures, along with that sort of appreance and style however, i will use a white background in my photographs.

article flat plan

I have drawn a rough plan/outline for my double page magazine article. I have decided to have a group band photo taking up just over 1 of the pages. It will include 4 female band members in gothic dress and corpse paint; usually associated with black metal music which one of the types of music my target audience will be interested in. I have marked out where my text will be on the article however the font used may not be the font used on the final product.

Front cover flat plan

I have drawn out a rough plan/outline of what the front cover of my magazine will look like. I have taken my questionaire results into account and will have a female model on my cover. I will also stick to the magazine name 'Ethereal', as preferred, however, the font on the masthead I have used on this plan may not be the font used for the final product.  I have marked out where my pieces of text will be be displayed, alone with some photographs.


Thursday, 21 November 2013

IPC Media

With more than 60 iconic media brands, IPC creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and events.  As the UK's leading consumer magazine publisher we engage with 26m UK adults - almost two thirds of UK women and 42% of UK men. Their award winning portfolio of websites reaches over 25 million users globally every month.

One magazine they publish is NME which is my style model for my front cover, therefore IPC Media may be who I want to distribute my own magazine product.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Bauer Media

Bauer Media is a division of the Bauer Media Group, Europe’s largest privately owned publishing Group. The Group is a worldwide media empire offering over 300 magazines in 15 countries, as well as online, TV and radio stations.
The Bauer Media Group is one of the most successful media companies in the world. Over 570 magazines, 300 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations reach millions of people around the globe. The company's portfolio also includes printing companies, postal services and services in the fields of distribution, marketing and media sales.

Examples of music magazines they publish are Kerrang! and Q. The style models I have been looking at have been from Kerrang! Therefore Bauer Media may be who I would like to distribute my own magazine.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Analysing Questionnaire Results

The questionaire was filled in by 30 people at random. My results show that the majority of those were male - however, the numbers were close to being equal. The highest age range was the 13-18 group. The majority of those who took part in this questionaire either sometimes buy music magazines or never buy them at all. This will most likely be because of the use of the internet and various sites that withhold the same information given in magazines, but for free. I should take that into account and make links between my magazine and the internet in order to gain a bigger audience. I shall achieve this by advertising things such as twitter/ facebook pages on the magazine itself.

The results show that a female model on the front cover of my magazine will be a more popular choice, therefore I will try posing my models in the ways that were analyzed by Marjorie Furguson.
Finally, the data now gives my magazine a name: 'Ethereal,' as thst was proven the most popular out of the four names provided on the questionaire.

Questionnaire Results

The Marjorie Ferguson Theory

I have researched the theories of Marjorie Furguson that explain how certain poses on magazine covers give off different vibes to the reader. Some in which make the magazine appealing to a certain audience.

Thursday, 14 November 2013


Please put a tick for each question.

1) Gender?
    [ ]  Male
    [ ]  Female

2) Age?
    [ ] 12 or younger
    [ ] 13-18
    [ ] 19-25
    [ ] 26-30
    [ ] 31-40
    [ ] 41-50
    [ ] Over 50

3) How often do you purchase music magazines?
    [ ] Very often
    [ ] Quite often
    [ ] Sometimes
    [ ] Rarely
    [ ] Never

4) Do you use any of these sites? (tick more than one if needed)
    [ ] Facebook
    [ ] Twitter
    [ ] Tumblr
    [ ] Google+

5) Which gender is better on the front cover of a music magazine?
    [ ] Male
    [ ] Female

6) Which name would you prefer a magazine to be called?
    [ ] Serenity
    [ ] Ethereal
    [ ] Poison
    [ ] Possession

Analyzing contents pages

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Pitch for my magazine

My magazine will be targeted at those with a taste for metal music (mainly a heavier genre of metal). My primary audience will be older teens to young adults who have an interest in heavy or in some cases more 'gothic' artists or bands. My secondary audience could possibly be those of an older generation who still prefer that type of music and enjoy reading about it.

I will take numerous photographs (both single and group shots) and will display them on a front cover, contents page and magazine article using Photoshop. My models will be in gothic dress to compliment the overall theme of my magazine. My front cover will have a female model who the article will be based on.

To help me develop some ideas I will be analysing other music magazines and adding some of the techniques used into my own work. i will also produce a questionaire to collect other peoples opinions about what they think would make a good magazine. This will help me to figure out a suitable layout.

Monday, 23 September 2013

School magazine

I created a cover and contents page for a school magazine. I did this using photoshop and took numerous photographs around the school site to include in the magazigne. This was a first attempt at using photoshop and was a short practice to get the hang of using the software for an upcoming project.