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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Improvements on my magazine cover according to feedback

Here is my second attempt at my magazine cover. Personally I think the white background makes a huge difference and it generally looks more professional as a magazine cover.

The small subtitles I have put on the top and bottom of the magazine are various things that I have stumbled across during my 80s music research and thought would be appropriate to have in my magazine is this were to be published.

The Rewind Festival Line-up

The Rewind Festival is an 80s themed music festival that brings back classic 80s stars and gives them a chance to perform in front of a huge audience. This is something that my target audience would certainly be interested in, particularly those who were alive in the 80s and appreciated the popular music. Also, younger members of my target audience, who like 80s music now, may also be interested in the Rewind Festival, however this will be a small minority.

The Real M.Jackson?

Michael Jackson’s new album, Michael came out recently, which supposedly contained songs which Michael made before he died. However, there has been many debates about whether it is actually the real Michael Jackson singing or not and I thought an article discussing this topic in my magazine would hopefully generate a lot of interest from my target audience. Michael Jackson was a popular 80s music artist as well as New Jack Swing artist, so his fans would probably be interested in the article. I know that this new album of his has appealed to younger members of my target audience as well as several of my peers have bought this album. It is generated much discussion amongst them, therefore hopefully an article about this in my magazine will appeal to them also.

Bobby Brown’s The Masterpiece

Bobby Brown is considered more of a New Jack Swing star, however he was very popular during the late 80s and he has just released his new album, The Masterpiece which contains many of his 80s hits. The New Jack Swing fans, which are part of my target audience, will be appealed to an article like this, as Bobby was named The King of New Jack Swing.

What happened to Kid Creole?

Kind Creole and The Coconuts was a popular 80s funk band, who is performing in this years Rewind Festival. They have had many recent successes, but perhaps have not had as much mainstream press and attention as someone like Rick Astley as had.

Feedback
I posted the magazine on Facebook and tagged people in it of all ages, so I could get a variety of different comments. Hopefully, this will provide me with enough information to help me improve my magazine cover.


I recieved comments from a variety of people...


I posted the magazine on Facebook and tagged people in it of all ages, so I could get a variety of different comments. Hopefully, this will provide me with enough information to help me improve my magazine cover.

These were very useful comments; in particular the ones from Angela Paskins and Claire Dymond as these two people are part of my target audience. Thomas Paskins, although he is more familiar with New Jack Swing music, he is not a huge fan of any type of R&B or pop music, so he really is not part of my target audience.

In the next post, I experiment with various different fonts (as suggested by Claire Dymond) and background colour (as suggested by Angela Paskins).

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