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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

CODES AND CONVENTIONS OF A MAGAZINE CONTENTS PAGE.

  • Arranged in columns, usually 3 or 4.
  • One main picture relating to a feature article.
  • Other smaller images.
  • They have page numbers on the pictures which anchors them to the written contents.
  • Name of the magazine is at the top, issue date and the word contents.
  • Subscription and contact information.
  • Sometimes an editors letter.
  • Contents divided into catergories and headings used to identify each catergory.
  • Image of the front cover of the magazine.
  • Simple colour scheme.
  • Contents are written in the same way-
    First Line- page number- one or two words which could be artist name or ambigous text to intrigue the reader in bold type, often capital letters (average 12-13pt).
    Sub Line- Gives you more specific detail about what the articles about in smaller font and roman (no bigger than 11pt).
  • Photography is credited for the front cover.
  • Interesting and varied photographs.
  • Features and regulars - main catergory headings
  • Bottom has page number followed by title and issue date, really small font, often followed by a web address.
  • Usually one or two pages, no more.

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