Magazine cover analysis 1

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Magazine cover analysis 1

Magazine cover analysis 1

MAST HEADTAGLINEMAIN COVER LINEMAIN IMAGECOVER LINE

Magazine cover analysis 2

PUFFMAST HEADMAIN COVER LINEBARCODEMAIN IMAGEMODEL CREDITSSTRIP

MAGAZINE COVER ANALYSIS 3

MAST HEADPUFFMODEL CREDITSMAIN IMAGETAGLINEMAIN COVER LINECOVER LINE

MAST HEAD

The mast head is the most prominent feature of a magazine cover. The mast head tells us the brand name of a certain magazine, book newspaper and other forms of similar media. The mast head for this popular magazine, cosmopolitan, is a bright blue colour with a simple white background which helps the mast head to stand out.The mast head is at the top most part of the page. In certain magazines the mast head is hidden behind the main image due to its extreme popularity because majority of the audience is familiar with the magazine.

tagline

Taglines, also referred to as selling lines are situated near the mast head. They are catchy phrases and their purpose is to advertise the magazine. Taglines usually give a bit of an in site on what the magazine is about.

puffs

Puffs or pugs give information or sneak peaks on the stories inside the magazine. They are used to highlight promotional offers. Puffs or pugs are given this name because they are small in size but are one of the most vital features of a magazine.

barcodes

Barcodes are parallel lines of varying widths and they display the price of the magazine and the issue date as well as differentiate magazines from each other.

Model credits

Credits are given to models advertising for a particular magazine. The credits tell a bit about the model on the cover and it might even give a bit of an in site on their private lives. For example the last last image tells the consumer about Angelinas affair with Brad Pitt.