Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Task 2 Lifestyle Magazine

Task 2
Why does the magazine use a model or celebrity on the cover? Why are they looking directly at 
the camera? Explain the effeiuct on the target audience?

Often there is a model or celebrity on the cover of magazines because the buyer would like to be like the person on the front, (even though it’s all photoshopped) and the reader believes that if they get the magazine they will potentially end up looking like the girl on the front. The effect of the person on the front visioning in towards the centre causes it to catch the readers eye.

Find examples of direct mode of address in the above magazine. Why is this used? What effect does it have on the target audience?

Have you changed your bedsheets this week?  117 new ideas already in your wardrobe! These invites the audience and makes the audience feel like they are in a conversation with the celebrity / model on the front.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Introduction to Lifestyle Magazine

Different types of content in magazine:

Layout and target audience:
The page has pictures at the top and contents at the bottom, the pictures are split into multiple different images. The contents is set out into different types, fashion, beauty etc... I think the magazine is designed for female  fashion followers, because one of the pictures shows a women in fashionable clothing, posing as if she was showing off the dress.

Benefit from buying it:
If someone were to buy it, it would benefit them by showing them what to wear and what clothes are in fashion now days. It would also spread gossip around of celebrity life styles, and also it would show how to stay healthy and what to do when your at t the gym.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

10 Album Covers

Justin Timberlake - Mirrios

  • Tuxedo
  • Gold Writing
  • Electronic device on his head
The tuxedo that Justin Timberlake is wearing connotes that he is ready to get a reward from his music. The Gold writing displayed on the cover shows that Justin Timberlake is wealthy enough to buy gold. The electronic device on his head and the title, "THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE" show that the headset is a time travelling device.

Michael Buble

  • Tuxedo
  • He is pulling of his tie

The fact that he is taking of his tie connotes he is finished what he needs to do. 

Danger Doom

  • Skull
  • Bones
  • Mouse-lie ears
The title, "Danger Doom," indicates that bad things have/will happen and the skulls and bones are connotations for "Danger" and "Doom".


  • Large writing - "I am Chipmunk"
  • Mini version of Chipmunk sitting on the large writing.
The large writing connotes that he is big and well known, because his name is bigger than himself.

Daft Punk

  • Helmets
Two helmets of contrasting colours, gold and silver, attached to each other.