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  • 1. Portfolio ResearchBy David Hickman

2. 10 magazines I will analyses 3. Front cover analysis Mode of address it is aimed at younger audiences such as 14-29 year olds because of the language used Graphicsits graphics are black yellow and white because this shows danger and is used for traffic signs.Cover Imagea mid shot of Drake in the middle of the page looking threatening and UNSTOPABLEBarcodeis in the left hand corner of the page and shows the price and info on the magazine Masthead VIBEs masthead follows the codes and conventions of a magazine by taking up the full width of the page and being positioned at the top of the page so it can be seen. Because of this the masthead is the biggest writing on the cover and draws in the attention of the reader. VIBEs masthead is big, bold and straight to the point. 4. Mode of address It is aimed at the mid teens early 30sbecause of its friendliness and up to date news. Graphics very Christmassy feel; green, red and blue this is to show that it is a Christmas print and the band are also in very seasonal gear. Cover Image of the arctic monkeys posing long shot so we can see all there gear and there instruments. Barcode is on the right and has all the information that is needed for the magazine E.G price Masthead NMEs masthead follows the codes and conventions of a magazine by taking up the top corner of the page and its been positioned at the top of the page so it can be seen. Because the masthead is not the biggest writing on the cover the attention of the reader is focused on the main article. NMEs masthead is highly recognisable, bold and straight to the point. 5. Mode of address people 18-29 that like metal music. Graphics black, white, yellow and red dangerous colours that are representative of violence and gangs. Cover Image Avenged sevenfold close up on the band all wearing black. Barcode is in the bottom right corner and displays all the information needed for the magazine. Masthead Kerrang!s masthead follows the codes of a magazine by taking up the full width of the page and being positioned at the top of the page so it can be seen. Because of this the masthead is the biggest writing on the cover and draws in the attention of the reader. Kerrang!s masthead is big, bold and straight to the point its got black lines across it in places to look like it has been smashed, this is representing that they have broken the conventions by making there magazine. 6. Mode of address is from18 to 30 years olds because they can all like Guns N Roses or bands of the like. Graphics black background white and pink this is so that the writing is separate from the background and each other. Cover Image mid shot of AXL half in light half in dark. Barcode is in the bottom right corner and displays all the information needed for the magazine. Masthead Classic Rocks masthead follows the codes and conventions of a magazine by taking up the full width of the page and being positioned at the top of the page so it can be seen. Because of this the masthead is the biggest writing on the cover but the attention of the reader is drawn to the main article. Classic Rocks masthead is half covered by AXLs head but is still recognisable, its also bold and straight to the point. 7. Mode of address 18-29 year olds because the rock genre is mostly men from 18-29 years oldGraphics very colourful green yellowmostly gets attention at quick glance.Cover Image Muse mid shot looking at the camera. Barcode bottom right hand corner and shows all the information of the magazine Masthead Rock Sounds masthead follows the codes and conventions of a magazine by taking up the full width of the page and being positioned at the top of the page so it can be seen. Because of this the masthead is the seconded biggest writing on the cover. The main article the attention of the reader. Rock Sounds masthead is big, bold and straight to the point it also intertwines itself between the bands heads. 8. Mode of address 15 29 year olds and people who like rap and that sort of music. Graphics red and white representative of danger used in traffic signs.Cover Image Eminem mid shot arms crossed in a defensive pose. Barcode no barcode visible. Masthead VIBEs masthead follows the codes and conventions of a magazine by taking up the full width of the page and being positioned at the top of the page so it can be seen. Because of this the masthead is the biggest writing on the cover and draws in the attention of the reader. VIBEs masthead is big, bold and straight to the point. 9. Mode of address 15 39 year olds and people who like this sort of music. Graphics black, white and red bold colours that stand out and can be seen easily.Cover Image Kings of Leon half covering the masthead and half covered by the offer. Barcode bottom right hand corner and shows all the information of the magazine Masthead Qs masthead follows some of the codes and conventions of a magazine by taking up the left corner of the page and being positioned at the top so it can be seen. Because of this the masthead is the biggest writing on the cover and draws in the attention of the reader. Qs masthead is big, bold and straight to the point. It is slightly covered up by the band. 10. Mode of address 15 29 year olds and people who like rap and that sort of music. Graphics Blue, white, black and yellow. Blue and white are calm colours. With them as a background the yellow and black stand out really well. Cover Image Young Jeezy looking hard and threatening.Barcode bottom left hand corner and shows all the information of the magazine Masthead The Sources masthead follows the codes and conventions of a magazine by taking up the full width of the page and being positioned at the top so it can be seen. Because of this the masthead is the biggest writing on the cover and draws in the attention of the reader. The Sources masthead is big and bold. It is slightly covered up by the singer. 11. Mode of address 15 29 year olds and people who like this sort of music.Graphics its graphics are black white and red because this shows dangerred and black are warning colours.Cover Image The Script one looking at the camera and two looking away from it. All in black representative of danger. Barcode bottom left hand corner and shows all the information of the magazine Masthead Hot Presss masthead follows some of the codes and conventions of a magazine by taking up the left corner of the page and being positioned at the top so it can be seen. The masthead is notthe biggest writing on the cover. The attention is drawn to the main article. Hot Presss masthead is bold and easy to read. It is slightly covered up by the band. 12. Mode of address 18 29 year olds and people who like this sort of music. Graphics black, yellow, white and green. Black and yellow are warning colours but not green and white this is to neutralize the magazine for this issue. Cover Image Corey Taylor looking smug with an army helmet (represents danger) on and a BBQ in the corner. Barcode bottom right hand corner and shows all the information of the magazine Masthead Kerrang!s masthead follows the codes of a magazine by taking up the full width of the page and being positioned at the top of the page so it can be seen. Because of this the masthead is the biggest writing on the cover and draws in the attention of the reader. Kerrang!s masthead is big, bold and recognisable its got black lines across it in places to look like it has been smashed, this is representing that they have broken the conventions by making there magazine. 13. Contents page 14. House style similar to layout black and white with important things in red and gold.Mode of address straight to the point tells you what you need to know in a compacted way. Layout the layout is simple all the writing is on the sides and the bottom and a big photo of the band are on the side. Along the top of the page the name of the magazine the word contents the date and their web site so the reader can explore more into the magazine.Lure 15. House style green, yellow, black and white with important things in red.Mode of address straight to the point tells you what you need to know Layout the layout is complicated all the writing is on the sides and the bottom and several photos of bands are in the middle. Along the top of the page the name of the magazine and the date it was made the so the reader knows when magazine was made so they can tell if its the latest issue. subscription Lure 16. House style similar to layout black and white with important things in red.Mode of address straight to the point tells you what you need to know Layout the layout is simple all the writing is on the sides and the bottom and a big photo of the band are on the side. Along the top of the page the name of the magazine and the date it was made the so the reader knows when magazine was made so they can tell if its the latest issue. 17. House style similar to layout black and white with important things in red/orange.Mode of address straight to the point tells you what you need to know in as little words possible. Layout the layout is simple all the writing is on the sides and the bottom and a big photo of the band are on the side. Along the top of the page is the date it was made so the reader knows when magazine was made so they can tell if its the latest issue. Lure 18. House style similar to layout black and blue with important things in red like the name. Mode of address straight to the point tells you what you need to know in a very personal way. Layout the layout is simple all the writing is on the sides and the bottom and a big photo of the band are on the side. Along the side of the page is the name of the magazine and the date it was made so the reader knows when magazine was made so they can tell if its the latest issue. Also there is their web side address so the readers can find them online and learn mo