I found and used the font ‘foughtknight’. It looks futuristic and can represent both dance and alternative. I edited it for the masthead to emphasise it by changing the colours. The letters look rigid and a bit like metal which suits my genre.
I also used ‘alien league’ which explains itself. It looks futuristic and is also slim and therefore fits onto the page more easily. I chose it because it looked different and outer worldly which I think represents my genre.
Another font I found was ‘space age’, similar to ‘alien league’, it looks futuristic and represents dance/underground/alternative music. It’s also a little bolder so it can help certain things stand out more to grab the readers attention. I like this font because each individual letter is unique and has been well thought out to different and fitting to its style.
The final font I have chosen is called ‘coalition’. The font is very bold and stands out well and works effectively with larger pieces of text. I also edited to give it a gradient grainy effect, this suits the genre because it makes if look dark and different as well as rough which works well with the magazine and genre.
Other fonts I considered:
I tried ‘dimitri swank’ which I thought suited the genre to a certain a extent. It is different and stands out but may possibly look too much like hiphop/rap rather than dance/alternative. It is also a little too thick which is difficult to work with and fit nicely onto my magazine pages.
I also tried ‘I fink u freaky’ which I thought was similar to ‘space ages’ but possibly too similar and would not have worked together. I suits the genre but may not be bold enough to use for bigger text as I would have liked to.
I have chosen these colour schemes because I thought these would be most suitable to my genre. Using greyscale meant that it would go with everything and would always be readable. Also, using black would represent the genre dark/dance/alternative music. I used the green colours because I was inspired by alien themes and things ‘out of this world’ which I thought suited my genre perfectly. My magazine is different and quite obscure and green represented this very well. As well as this connotation of the colour, the green could also represent the woodland setting of the photoshoot as well as the artist featured and their music.