It was incredibly important that I use a variation of fonts throughout my magazine, to make it look professional, unique, current, recognisable and a good representation of the genre of music that I chose.
In total I used around 15 different fonts, which I got from the website ‘Dafont’, where I was able to browse through hundreds of different fonts, from handwriting fronts (to sign articles and photos), to social networking logos (Facebook, Twitter etc).
Using the fonts expanded my mind to including different genres to fit them, and visa versa.
I spent a lot of time trying to find a font for my artist’s name, after which I decided to use two. One for the ‘A’ in Alice Petals and the second for the rest of the name. I felt that this made it look like more of a logo than simply just text. This is common of a lot of artists so as it makes their names more recognizable to their fans.
I also did this for the other featured artists labelled in the magazine. This showed the differing genres and genders.
Having a font to crete social networking logos was useful as it allowed me to advertise the magazines Facebook and Twitter page.
I chose this font (Luna Bar) for my artist name as apposed to ‘Time to get a watch’ because I felt that it represented my artist better, due to it being young and ‘flowy’. I also wanted the name to feel personal to the artist and her fans, this font give the impression that she, herself, wrote it. it also represents her capability as an artist, which was questioned in the article written about her.
I felt that ‘Time to get a watch’ was too futuristic for the artist that it was needed to represent. With this font, I believed that people would expect my artist to produce techno music, as apposed to indie rock.