Economy & Finance
Mast head: The mast head is used to show consistency throughout the magazine. It is also shown on the front cover as it is part of the codes and conventions of a typical magazine. It uses the same colours, font and a similar size on every page that it is placed. This makes the magazine branded and easily recognisable. The border makes it stand out against the red background and the large size makes it the biggest text on the page, therefore the most important.
Title of page/ subheading: This tells the reader what page they are on and anyone looking for the contents page will be able to find it easily as the text is large and bold. It also matches the colour scheme.
Main page image: The main image on the page is an image of a featured band in the magazine. Any fans of this band will want to read the magazine if they see this image. The size of it shows its importance on the page. Often artists who use the biggest image are trying to promote a new album or tour in music magazines. This will create excitement for fans and the target audience of the magazine.
Puff: This puff is used to give extra information about a certain page featuring an article. It goes with the main image therefore it could be anchorage text. The bright yellow colour contrasts with the red making it stand out more and become eye catching. This will make it likely for the reader to notice it. It is a unique selling point for the magazine as it appeals to the niche audience.
Dateline: The dateline is important because it tells you when the magazine is issued. It is an important convention for a magazine contents page.
Banner: This yellow banner stands out at the bottom of the page as well as using up dead space. It includes an article that is relevant for the magazine and appeals to the target audience.
Sell lines: The sell lines used on this page include new info on album releases, ‘vs’, interviews and quotes. These all appeal to the niche audience of music fans as well as encouraging them to buy the magazine to find out more.
Colour scheme: the deonation of the colour scheme of this page is that it will match the other pages of the magazine. This connotates that it will make it all look formal and professional. The colours red, white and black are used as well as some yellow which contrasts with all these colours. This will make the magazine look eye-catching so people will pick it off the shelf. It also makes the magazine look branded and easily recognisable if it is the same for every issue.
Layout: The layout of this contents page follows the codes and conventions of any typical magazine. The page numbers along on side as well as the mast head and main image complete the cover.