Mock Ups: Front Covers, Contents Pages & Double Page Spread

In order to make the most attractive magazine as possible for your audience, it is important that every page you plan to make has a clear idea so that you know what you are aiming for and what the end product should look like.

I have done 3 front covers, content pages & double page spread mocks ups and through doing this I now have a clear indication of what I would like my final magazine to look like.

Each of these designs have their pros and cons, some designs are better suited for my genre than others and all of this is explained in my Slides powerpoint below.

Here are some clearer images of my final mock ups:

My Front Covers

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My Content Pages

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My Double Page Spreads

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Final Font Decisions

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This image illustrates the three fonts I have decided to use on my final magazine. I have decided to use these fonts because they are bold, dramatic and look classical however do have that modern element to them. They are easy to read and they are quite simple yet effective.

 

Please note, the paragraph at the bottom of the page was referenced from this article:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/24/women-held-back-classical-music-southbank-centre-jude-kelly

 

My Models

To create a successful magazine that captures the audience’s attention and imagination, the magazine needs to include models that show off the certain genre in the best light possible. I want to be able to capture my audience of young female’s attention with an eye-catching magazine and in order to achieve this, who I chose to model for me was a very important decision.

In the end and after much consideration, I finally chose four models to include in my magazine, these models are:

  • Gemma Hicks
  • Sophie Harper
  • Tahrima Hussian
  • Myesha Akatar-Hussian

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In the video I have:

    • Included proof of contacting my models
    • Why I chose them to be my models
    • Why I thought they would suit my genre

Model Presentation from Jane Pipkin on Myspace.

 

Contact Sheet

After taking all my photos for my magazine using my 3 different locations, props & costumes and poses, I then had to analyse them and decide which ones I would use and would not use in my magazine.

I took around 200/300 photos in my studio shoot & external shoot so I had to be brutal with deciding what photos I would like to use and which ones I am not particularly keen on. For the ones I have not picked, I have explained my reasons why and also for the ones I have picked for my magazine I have chosen why they stand out from the rest.

Even though lots of cuts have already been made, I will need to cut even more because the amount I have chosen is too much for my magazine, however this will be decided at a later time after I have a certain plan what my final designs are.

Final Contact Sheet

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Props & Costumes

The costumes your models wear and the props they use are a essential part of making a magazine successfully. Both these elements combined give the audience’s a taste of what kind of theme your magazine will be. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your model’s hair, make up and props help show the reader what your magazine is about an also what genre it is.

I had to think about hair, make up and outfits carefully because I wanted them to be quite simple yet effective however I did not want them to over power the model.

In this video, I have presented initial costume ideas I had for each of my models. I found inspiration from websites such as pinterest and matched up what look, hairstyle or costume would suit which model. In the end I narrowed my choices & ideas down and posted this into a mood board (shown below).

Costume Ideas from Jane Pipkin on Vimeo.

I created mood boards of final ideas of hair, make up, costume and props for each of my models. This meant that my models now have a clear idea of what I envision them to look like and it also makes sure that what they get is similar to or inspired by their mood boards.

Here are screenshots to show a preview of my moodboard, to access them please use the link

 

Tahrima’s Mood Board

http://www.gomoodboard.com/boards/2j-2_gdI/share

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 Myesha’s Mood Board

http://www.gomoodboard.com/boards/cwbxNyjG/share

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Sophie’s Mood Board

http://www.gomoodboard.com/boards/mfmdb6Kj/share

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Gemma’s Mood Board

http://www.gomoodboard.com/boards/VKwOCY14/share

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3 Location recces scouting locations for your photo shoot

In this voicethread, I explain why including different locations in your magazine is important and how it effects the attractiveness of a magazine. I have also explained why I have chosen the 3 locations I did and why they are suitable for my genre and the representation of Classical Music I am trying to achieve.

Final Location Choices:

  • Italian Inspired Gardens at South Hill Park
  • Grand Room in South Hill Park
  • Studio

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Photo Shoot Planning

For each of my models I have planned their poses to make sure that my studio time is as effective as possible and that I get the outcomes I hope for

Tahrima’s Final Poses

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Pose Number 1

Type of Shot: Mid Shot

Lighting Used: Mild Shadow – Natural Lighting

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: Because it shows the reader her outfit (which will be a Classical Dress) and also the use of make up and facial expression makes her look elegant . The use of her of turning into the camera, presents her in a mysterious way which represents Classical Music

Pose Number 2

Type of Shot: Medium Mid Shot

Lighting: High Key Lighting – want her face to look bright

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: The hairstyle and outfit used makes the model look classic and elegant. Also the use of the bright lips makes her look even more elegant. The way she is looking away from the camera makes her look shy, close up and also genuine. This may be good as a graphic feature for my contents page

Pose Number 3: 

Type of Shot: Close Up

Lighting: Yet again Natural Lighting

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: I feel that this pose is appropriate for my genre because since it is a close up this means the reader gets to see the true emotions behind the artist. As well as this, since it is a close up we get to see the make up the model is wearing which will look Classical and elegant which will help to represent my genre

 

Sophie’s Final Poses

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Pose Number 1

Type of Shot: Close Up

Lighting Used: Mild Shadow – Natural Lighting

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: The facial expression used in this photo is what drew me into liking this pose. The facial expression the model is using makes her look dramatic however also determined. I love the use of the bold looking jewellery that stands out and also looks classic. Her long hair in her face also makes her look quite mysterious and her make up used further adds to the dramatic look.

Pose Number 2

Type of Shot: Close Up

Lighting Used: Ambient Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: This is one of the poses I used for my practice genre shoot and I think that it worked well with my model (Gemma). I like this pose as yet again it is dramatic and mysterious as she is looking away from the camera. The way her hands on her head and hip makes her look confident, determined but also sexy. I love the hair, make up and outfit wore as well, I think they suit the genre very well

Pose Number 3

Type of Shot: Close Up

Lighting Used: Ambient Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: I thought that this pose would be good for a double page spread article about a upcoming new Classical Musician, I thought that this photo could show her getting prepared for a concert. I thought this pose was appropriate for my genre because it shows that the artists included care a lot about appearance and work hard to try and look ‘flawless’. Her facial expression also makes her look quite determined which I thought suited my genre

Pose Number 4

Type of Shot: Long Shot

Lighting Used: Natural Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: Love this long shot because the reader gets to see my artist’s whole outfit. The way that the model is posing makes her look dramatic, confident and glamorous. The model looks quite mysterious because she is looking away from the camera and the use of her hair, make up and outfit makes her look even more elegant and classy

Gemma’s Final Poses 

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Pose Number 1

Type of Shot: Long Shot

Lighting Used: Ambient Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: I love this pose as it makes my model look passionate about her music but also confident, determined and glamorous. I love the fact that there are 3 models in the photo however I will just use the same model when using this pose. This is also appropriate because of the strong postures used and the facial expressions. The hair and make up further add a dramatic vibe to this pose

Pose Number 2

Type of Shot: Medium Mid Shot

Lighting Used: Ambient Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: This pose is appropriate because the use of the model’s hand makes her look classy, elegant and sophisticated. Since this is a Medium Mid Shot the reader can really see in the detail the model’s facial expressions, outfit, hair and make up. The facial expression she s using also makes her alluring

Pose Number 3

Type of Shot: Medium Mid Shot

Lighting Used: Natural Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: The use of hair and make up once again makes the model look confident and passionate, which artists are in the Classical Music World. This pose is simple yet effective as the focal point is the model’s expression. This would be good for a double page spread as you can see in the model’s eyes determination and passion

Myesha’s Final Poses

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Pose Number 1

Type of Shot: Mid Shot

Lighting Used: Natural Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: I like this pose because it is simple however presents the model in a seductive however classy manner. Since she is not looking into the camera, it makes her seem more mysterious but the simplistic make up, outfit and jewellery makes her look very elegant, just like the readers of my magazine

Pose Number 2

Type of Shot: Medium Mid Shot

Lighting Used: Natural Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: Since this pose is a Medium Mid Shot it means that the focal point is the make up and jewellery which all looks very Classical. The use of the bold red lip adds a dramatic look to the photo as well. I like the fact that the model is smiling a little in this photo which could present an friendly and passionate Classical Musician

Pose Number 3

Type of Shot: Mid Shot

Lighting Used: Ambient Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: I like this pose because it is different from all my other poses. In my other poses, my models are pulling a serious expression however in this one she is smiling however looking up- representing her in a fun, friendly and confident way. In all honesty, I think that this pose is better suited for Musical Theatre however I was thinking of using this for a Double Page Spread about an artist going from Musical Theatre to Classical Music

Pose Number 4

Type of Shot: Mid Shot

Lighting Used: Natural Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: I liked this pose because of the location it is set in. If used, the reader can get into ‘the real world’ of the artist because of the photo’s naturalistic setting. I also like the fact she isn’t looking into the camera, which makes her look mysterious and also adds a dramatic element to the photo.

Pose Number 5

Type of Shot: Long Shot

Lighting Used: Natural Light

Why this is appropriate for your genre and audience: I feel that this pose is appropriate for my genre as it will present my artist as ‘mysterious’ however also classy and elegant. I love the effect used on this photo and further adds to the dramatic element of this photo. This photo is set in a naturalistic setting which is another reason I like it.  Her hair and make up make her look mature and sophisticated

Other Pose Ideas:

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Here I have some photos of some other poses I could use if I feel like the ones I have chosen do not work with my certain model or location. Most of these images I feel will use more natural lighting however the bottom right one and the second one in the last column will use more high-key lighting

Font Ideas: Fonts for Bodycopy

Now having decided what font I want to use for my masthead, I then had to decide what fonts I would use for my body copy and smaller bits of writing in my magazine.  This is an important aspect to my magazine as my readers need to be able to read the text and articles clearly to gain the benefits from the magazine. The font also needs to help present my genre and illustrate the style I am trying to achieve.

I have found a few fonts however there a advantages and disadvantages to all of them. Overall, I think I have found the font I want to use for my Body Copy.

 

1. bodycopy1

Pros of this font: This font is good for body copy because it is bold so it means that it is easily readable by my audience. Also the use of transitional and modern lettering used helps to create a Classic however contemporary look to the font, which is perfect for my magazine.

Cons of this font: Even though this font looks quite Classical, it does not look as Classical as some of the other fonts do. Also it does not look that formal and also I think this font could easily be used for other genres. Overall it does not clearly indicate a Classical Music Genre and

Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience?: This font is appropriate because it looks sophisticated and has a subtle effect, which incorporates the Classical Image I’m trying to portray.

2.bodycopy2

Pros of this font: I like this font because it is simple and looks elegant and formal. It is spaced out well and the letters are big, making it easily readable. The use of the flicks on the letters also make the font look classical and I also like the thinness of this font.

Cons of this font: The only problem with this font is that the letters are too close together. Also I think that this font is too thin so may not as be easily readable as some of the other fonts.

Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience?: This font is appropriate for my genre because of the use of the flicks, they make the font look classical and formal. Also the thinness of the font makes it look more formal.

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Pros of this font: I think that this modern/old style looking font may be my favourite out of all the fonts because of the use of geometric, sharp and virtuosic lettering.

Cons of this font: The only problem with this font may be the size of it. It is quite small so it may not be easy to read if there is a lot of text on a page.

Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience?: I think this font is appropriate because it is simple however the flicks on the letters stand out a lot of this font and also I think the thickness of this font is good as it makes the font look classic

4. bodycopy4

Pros of this font: It is bold and makes a clear statement. The serifs on the end of each letter helps to make the font look more Classical, this kind of font is something you would stereotypically see on a Classical type of magazine. It is also large and has nice spacing between each letter, making it easily readable

Cons of this font: I don’t think I will be using this font as my Body Copy because it looks too much like a font you would expect from a Masthead and I don’t think it will be easily readable if it used as body copy as it’s made more for Mastheads.

Why is this appropriate for your genre?: This font is suitable for my genre because it is stereotypically Classical and it reminds me of the kind of font you would find on Vogue. Also all the letters are in cap locks making the font look proud and formal.

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Pros of this font: This font is thick making it easy to read and it is also nicely spaced out. This font looks quite modern compared to the others but still has a Classical element to it because of the use of the serifs on each letter.

Cons of this font: Even though this font has a essence of formality and a Classical look, personally I feel this font looks to modern for my magazine and does not help me to achieve the style I want. Even though the thickness will make it easily to read, I don’t think the thickness suits my genre

Why is this appropriate for your genre?: This font is appropriate for my genre because of the use of the flicks and the boldness does help to make the font look dramatic however as I said personally I think this font is too modern and as formal as I would like my body copy font to be

6. bodycopy6

Pros of this font: This font is easily readable from a distance even though the lettering is quite close together and also has a Classical element to it, making it look formal.

Cons of this font: Even though this font does look Classical, I think it looks too Classical for the style I am looking for. My magazine is representing a more Modern Classical Vibe however I think this font looks too Classic and does not help to represent my genre clearly.

Why is this appropriate for your genre: This font is appropriate for my genre because it looks very Classical and is a kind of font recognised and branded as Classical. The thickness of the lettering is quite thing, making it look formal and elegant. However I do think this font is too Classical for my magazine.

7.  bodycopy7

Pros of this font: This is another of my favourite fonts I have found and this may be my body copy font. This font is easy to read and the letters stand up straight which I really like. The lettering is also nicely spaced out and the flicks on the lettering are not over powering and I do like the lack of flicks on this font.

Cons of this font: The only problem with this font is that it could be considered to be a bit narrow and this could result in making this font less easy to read.

Why is this appropriate for your genre: This font is appropriate for my genre because it is simple and not over powering. The serifs on the lettering make it look Classical and elegant however overall I think this font has a modern element to it, which I really like and I want in my magazine.

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Pros of this font: Personally I really like the simplicity of this font and also I like how each letter looks in this font. I like the use of the serifs on the lettering as it makes the font look formal and Classical.

Cons of this font: The font is not easily readable from a distance so may not be as effective as other body copy fonts I have found. Also this font may be too thin to use yet again, causing readers not to be able to read it properly.

Why is this appropriate for your genre: This font looks very formal so suits my genre perfectly. I feel that it does have a modern look about it as well but overall I think that this font helps give off a sophisticated essence to my magazine

9. bodycopy9

Pros of this font: This font is well spaced out so could be easy readable and also the thickness of this font makes it look simple and elegant. Each letter is also quite a nice size and isn’t too big or too small.

Cons of this font: The problem with this font is that the letters are not very straight, making it look less formal. This could also result in making this font less read to read and personally I think that this font does not look as Classical as the others do.

Why is this appropriate for your genre: This font is appropriate for my genre because of the thickness of the font, it is quite thin making it look elegant and sophisticated. Yet again, the stereotypical flicks are included which gives off a Classical vibe

10. bodycopy10

Pros of this font: I like this font because it is well spaced out and it is easy to read as well. It is also big and bold however does look less formal than the other fonts. Yet again, the flicks on each letters make the font look more Classic.

Cons of this font: The only problem with this font is that it looks less formal than the other fonts and the letters such as ‘g’ may not look as mature or achieve the style I am aiming for. It may also look strange as Body Copy because it is well spaced out, I think I would prefer a font that has letters that are close to each other.

Why is this appropriate for your genre?: I think this font is appropriate for my genre because of the use of the little flicks on the end of each letter and also it does look Classic however just less formal.

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Font Ideas: Masthead

In this task, I looked at different fonts and chose some of my favourites to analyse. All these fonts have pros and cons however by doing this task I now have a clearer idea of what fonts I would like to include in my magazine that would help make it look as artistic, classic and elegant as I can

It is important to make sure that my masthead makes a statement and is bold so that is attracts my readers however it also has to clearly illustrate the genre of my magazine and this is one of the first things my potential readers will see.

Here are some images from my Pinterest that inspired my font choices:

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  • Pros of this font- Simple and easy to read. It is bold and stands out, not too complicated. The italics used on the ‘V’ and ‘A’ make it look Classical Looking
  • Cons of this font- Could be argued that it is too simple and not really attention grabbing however this may be good for a contents page but not a masthead as it doesn’t really have a ‘wow’ factor 
  • Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience?- It’s bold and loud and the use of the italics makes it look Classical. The simplicity of this font makes it look elegant and sophisticated

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  • Pros of this font- I like this font because it is different and unique looking (representing my magazine which is different)
  • Cons of this font- This font is quite thin so maybe hard to read from far away, could also potential have the problem not looking clear
  • Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience? – This font looks Classical however quite modern as well which fits my target audience (who are young women)

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  • Pros of this font- Looks unique and has a artistic look to it (which represents my magazine nicely) Since the letters are well spaced out it is easy to read and I love the effect this font has
  • Cons of this font- This font might be a bit hard to read in some places however I think it would be good for a hanging indent
  • Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience?- Very artistic looking and looks elegant as well. I feel that this font symbolises Classical Music quite nicely as it has a good effect on it but is not overpowering

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  • Pros of this font- This font is just a slimmer version of the first font and I like it because it is simple however easy to read as well. Even though it is simple it stands out and makes a bold statement
  • Cons of this font- Even though I like the simplicity of this font, I feel that it is too simple and would not be good for a masthead as it doesn’t stand out or make the magazine look unique in anyway however I would think about using this font for a title for a double page spread, as it is simple and easy to read
  • Why is this appropriate for your target genre/audience? –  Because it is simple and looks quite modern but classical at the same time. It makes a bold statement and is easily read. It’s a kind of font I would expect to find in a fashion magazine

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  • Pros of this font- This font is very different from all the rest and probably is the one that stands out the most. It looks like a more unique font than the one below. This font makes the magazine look quite “musical theatre” however this font reminds of The Great Gatsby which is known for being quite Classical
  • Cons of this font- The Vita is quite close together which could create problems when reading it and even though it looks quite Classical, not sure if it makes the magazine look too Music Theatre
  • Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience?- Looks Classical and looks like a font you would find on Broadway. It is unique, different and it stands out without having too much of a complicated design (it still looks quite simple and elegant)

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  • Pros of this font- This font is probably one of my favourites (if not my favourite) out of all the fonts shown. I really like this font as it was actually my dream font for my masthead (as seen in my mock ups). I really like this font because it is quite simple however stands out and makes a bold statement. It is also easy to read and well spaced out. This could potential be my masthead
  • Cons of this font- Not really any cons to this font however could be argued that it is not very unique- will it grab my reader’s attentions?
  • Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience? – Very classical looking and looks like something you would find on a sophisticated magazine. It looks quite vintage and artistic as well

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  • Pros of this font-  Different from the other fonts. Since being quite thin it looks clear cut and quite elegant
  • Cons of this font- The font is not bold enough and is quite thin so is not that easy to read. Also because it is not bold, It does not stand out. Personally, I don’t think that I will use this font in my magazine as it is too thin and quite hard to read
  • Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience? –  Simple and elegant looking. The font represents a quite ‘quiet’ feel to it, not a loud font like one that might be found on a rock magazine. The font doesn’t scream in your face, has more on a suttle feel to it.

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  • Pros of this font- It is simple and also looks clean cut. Very easy to read and is different from the other fonts as it is not bold but is still easily readable.
  • Cons of this font- Not sure how Classical this font looks, I think that this font looks more modern and maybe would not suit my magazine as well as other fonts would? However if I used this, I don’t think it would be used for my masthead
  • Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience?- Simple, suttle and clean looking. My target audience is for artistic and elegant women and I think this font would suit them because it looks quite artistic even though it is simple

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  • Pros of this font- Looks like the Vogue font which is a well known font with the female population and also looks very classical and stands out
  • Cons of this font- This font has a potential to be unclear when used because the writing is pushed together and is thin and long
  • Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience? – Very classical and elegant looking (which would appeal to my audience) and also is bold and makes a statement about the magazine

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  • Pros of this font- Looks very Classical (kind of reminds me of the font used in Vogue) because it is bold, it stands out and I think that this would grab my female reader’s attention. This font is well spaced out so it is easy to read as well
  • Cons of this font- I don’t think there are many cons with this font however it could be argued that it is not very unique and looks quite similar to fonts that are used in existing magazines
  • Why is this appropriate for your genre/audience?- Very clean cut and is easy to read. As I have mentioned it looks like a font you would find in a fashion magazine and yet again this font looks classical looking however with a slight modern look included