Friday, 13 June 2014

1.What two conventions have I used & Why?
Conventions are: Mix of content, Aspiration tone, Direct mode of address & model or celebrity on the front cover.
2.What are the effects of my Layout, Typography, Colour choice and Language Choice
Effect means what does it say to the audience. Essentially you need to talk about the connotations of all of these things.

Layout - Is it symmetrical (ordered and sophisticated) or asymmetrical (chaotic and youthful). What Balance does it have? (refer to your past work on balance)

Typography: Is is serif or sans serif? Does it cover hand writing?

Language: Have you use exlamatives (exclamation marks), alliteration (multiple words with the same letter), imperatives (a command) or a pun (a funny play on words)?

3.What issues of representation have I presented?

Issues are potential problems that can be seen by the representation that you have presented. 

The Magazine is a lifestyle, the most obvious give away of that would be in the MastHead, 'Easy Living'. The model, Kylie Monogue is well known for being a singer and as time goes on she is starting to get a little old, so having her as a model could engage readers to know were she is now, one of the cover lines is 'Kylie Monogue, 40 and Fabulous.' this would really engage readers to know what  is her secreter to looking 'Fabulous.' 'What You're Friends really think of you.' this cover-line is a Form of Direct address with words such as 'You're' and 'You' are words aimed at the reader so they can feel as if they're being spoken to.  

The Magazine uses a very bland colors for the font of the cover-lines are very bland and boring this could be considered to for feel the stereotype  of life style magazines which is a bland and boring magazine, they may have done this because it helps readers or buyers recognize it is a life Style Magazine. The fonts are normally big when the use of Direct Address is used, so it is almost shouting at the readers.

One issue of the representation