Friday, 15 October 2010

Analysis of of a double page spread

Colour Scheme

Simple colour scheme, colours are kept to a minimum, in this magazine there are only 3 colours used; orange, white, and grey. This is because the reader is not distracted by the colour and so they focus on the content of the magazine. Also the colours are simple colours also for the same reason why the colours are kept to a minumum.

Main image as background

Sometimes the main image is used as a background, but in this case the photographer would have to think about were the band members were because there would have to be space for the text and the title, so in using the main image as a background it would have to be thought through beforehand and placed very carefully. Also they would have to think of the whole image as the text needs to be easily seen so for example the main image couldn't have a busy multi-coloured background, it would have to be plain and simple with a colour that matches the colourscheme of the dps.

 Main image

One large picture which takes up a whole page, and sometimes the picture bleeds between pages they do this to link the two pages together. So the reader can reconize the text with the images and link them, also the text relates back to the picture so the reader can read the text and look at the image, this helps the reader to imagine that they are actually at the interview.


Quotes are used in the headlime, on the picture or in the standfirst or to break-up text. They use quotes in the title to entice the reader as the title doesnt nessesarly tell the reader what is in the article so this makes the reader want to find out what is in the dps.

Drop capital

A drop capital is used for the simple reason of showing were the reader were to begin as some people may get confused and start reading at the wrong point. There is other techniques used aswell like; bold text, slightly bigger type size and lastly capitals are sometimes used for the first few lines.

Moreover, a standfirst introduces the article, this is usually placed under the headline, there is often a mention of the journalist's name.


The headline is a major eye-catcher for the reader, as it does not exactly tell the reader what the article is about so this makes the reader actually want to find out what it is about. The standfirst tells the reader what the article is about.


The byline tells the reader who wrote the article and also the photographer name is mentioned.


The layout of a magazine is usually 2-4, and there is usually a strapline at the top which explains a little what the article is about.

Furthermore, the article is usally written informally and in the personality of the jornalist this makes the reader feel more involved in the conversation.

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