Monday, 30 January 2012

30th January 2012 - My Artist

My artist will be called Frankie Hall. She is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band 'The Apparitions'. Her band mates are Callum Way (lead guitarist), Taylor Smith (drummer) and Tori Longford (bassist).
Their first album was called 'Spectrum of Murder', from which they released singles 'Drowning in You' and 'Afraid'. The interview for my magazine is about the release of their second album 'Journey of Enigma' and the new single 'Running in Water'. I will also talk about their upcoming world tour.
Frankie is a 19 year old English graduate from the University of Durham, where she took English Literary Studies. The band had been gigging in pubs and clubs as part time work until they were signed by Eyeball Records in 2010.
Frankie was born in Nottingham and lived there until she moved to London when she was 14. In her spare time Frankie likes to read, go to concerts and write and compose music for the band. She is currently single and living in London. She is inspired by My Chemical Romance, Queen and Evanescence because she believes music should have a meaning.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

25th January 2012 - Renaming

After thinking on it for a while I have decided to change the name of my magazine from 'Live It' to 'Vamp'. I thought that 'Live It' sounded too much like a lifestyle magazine title. I like the name 'Vamp' because one of its meanings is an 'improvised musical accompaniment' and another is a 'seductive woman', these things fit well with the fact that my magazine is about edgy female musicians. It also has connotations of the horror genre that will fit well with the look of my magazine.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

24th January 2012 - Audience Profile

Firstly I decided to ask my girlfriend Georgie about her preferences, as I know that she is the type of person to buy a magazine like this.
Georgie (17) lives in Leicestershire and goes to Lutterworth College where she studies Georgraphy, Art, Maths and Science in Society at A Level. Her favourite atists include My Chemical Romance, Evanescence and Queen. Though Georgie has a large range in her music taste you can tell that she is mainly into rock music. This is helpful because the audience for my magazine would have this taste too. In her spare time Georgie likes to hang out with friends, draw, listen to music and go to concerts. Georgie shops at places such as new look, voodoo and next as well as other shops in town. She usually wears simple clothes such as jeans and a tshirt and doesn't accesorise much but her shoes and coat are usually the main focus of her outfits. Voodoo is definately an alternative clothing store, Georgie likes this store because it is different and you can purchase more original clothes than in other stores. I could use this store to buy clothes to use on my model or at least get some ideas from the clothes sold in there. Georgie has a preference to comedy films and hates horrors. I would expect the audience to my magazine to like horror films, due to the dark look of the magazine and the music involved. For example Lacey Sturm and Evanescence were both used on the most recent Underworld film.

24th January 2012 - Bauer Media

I have chosen to research Bauer Media because they publish a lot of magazines including 'Kerrang!'. My magazine is a similiar style to 'Kerrang!' so I think that if my magazine was made Bauer Media could be the one to publish it. They also publish 'Mojo' and 'Q'.

Bauer Media Group, who own Bauer Media, are Europe's largest privately owned publishing group. The group offer over 300 magazines in 15 countries and websites, radio stations and television stations. On the website they say that they 'connect audiences with excellent content through our broad multi-touch point brand platforms, wherever and whenever and however they want'. They also claim to have a wide portfolio of influential brands giving them an advantage over competitors.
Their magazine heritage streches back to 1953 with the launch of 'Angling Times'. In 1990 their radio business was started by 'Kiss FM' (now Kiss 100).

As well as publishing music magazines they also offer women's magazines such as 'Grazia' and 'Closer', men's magazine's such as 'Zoo' and 'FHM' to magazines on fishing, golf and cars.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

19th January 2012

I think I have decided on a title for my magazine, though i am still thinking. My idea for now is 'Live It', with the caption for the magazine being 'Breathe It'.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

18th January 2012 - Things To Do

  • Language Register
  • Title
  • Audience Profile
  • Reseacrh Baeur Media Group
  • Write Pitch

18th January 2012 - Mood Board

Mood Board

18th January 2012 - Target

By the end of todays lesson I would have liked to have come up with a few ideas for a name for my magazine. I want a name that ties in the fact that it is a rock magazine and also that it based on female artists.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

17th January 2012 - Update

Updates for my magazine cover.
My Model: Georgina Hall
Model will be known as: Frankie Hall
Band Name: The Apparitions

Front Covers Analysis

Front Covers

Monday, 16 January 2012

Contents Page Analysis

Contents Pages

Double Page Spread Analysis

Double Page Spreads

Sunday, 15 January 2012

15th January 2012 - Masthead Designs



Rolling Stone

With all three of these masthead designs the font is large and bold. They aren't too elaborate as to make them easy to read and recognise. The masthead is normally one of the largest fonts on the front cover, only second to maybe the title of the main article.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

14th January 2012 - Video Inspiration

This video gave me some inspiration for a look for my magazine in terms of fashion and some images I could maybe use.

14th January 2012 - Fashion and Looks 7

This outfit is more formal than the previous ones I have chosen. It reminds me of the fashion that Evanescence use and I like the colours of the dress.

14th January 2012 - Fashion and Looks 6

I chose this mainly because of the picture, I think it is very effective. The stark colours and the contrast make it so. I do also like the outfit though, the flow of the dress gives a simple femininity that I could use.

14th January 2012 - Fashion and Looks 5

I like this look because it is casual and easy to wear but stands out because of a few details such as the shoes and the rings. I also like how the outfit fits together and the colours used.

My Magazine

I think I have decided that my magazine will be about female artists (whether that be a singer, guitarist, drummer etc.) in the rock music industry. It will probably have a main audience of females.

14th January 2012 - Fashion and Looks 4

I like that this look is feminine yet subtly edgy. I like the accessories that are used to make the simple outfit stand out.