Question 1 Mock GCSE:
What two conventions have i used and why?
I have used a celebrity on the front of my magazine cover. I used a celebrity on the magazine so that it will attract readers. I chose Justin Bieber because he is well known and has millions of girls with his picture on their wall.
I have also used cover lines, these are for selling purposes. If someone reads some text they like then they are more likely to buy the magazine.
What are the effects of my layout, typography, colour choice and language choice?
On my magazine cover i have used an effect, in which the larger, more important information is on the left and the smaller, less important information is on the right. The larger information stands out and makes the reader notice it and furthermore read on. This is called asymmetrical balance. My font is serif and therefore easier to read. Also, within my magazine i have included exlamatives and lists within my sub-headings.
What issues of representation have i presented?
The issues of my magazine are : image qualitys aren't the best, more effective colours could of probably been used and the magazine itself was very plain and basic.