I am making a magazine in media which has to be based upon music. I enjoy pop music such as artists like Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Christina Aquilera, Girls Aloud, Justin Timberlake, Westlife and the Sugababes. I have decided to do a pop magazine as it suits my preference of music.
I like the look of 'Smash hits!' magazine. I like the simple colour scheme as things aren't too complicated; they're just right.
It's aimed at predominantly female audience because of the stereotypical pinks and yellows used. It has a very busy-looking style which gives the intention of the magazine having a lot of things inside it.
There is a use of studio and candid images. The candid images are relaxed snapshots whereas the studio images are formally posed pictures. For example, the one of Preston in the top right corner.
The studio photos are looking out at the audience which directly appeals to them.
I have noticed that in a magazine the barcode can be placed anywhere (as long as it's not over another image) it's not important.
The magazine is a music and celebrity magazine, as it has images of Preston (a musician) and Chantelle Houghton (a girl from Big Brother.)
The audience of the magazine is teenage girls, you can tell by the celebrities used, the colour schemes and the content.
The magazine has shadow/highlight to make the writing stand out.
With the use of shadow some of the pictures have a 3D and dynamic effect which gives the images depth.
The pink behind the 3 girls on the bottom right appears as if they are walking off the magazine. There is bright pink behind them which is a catwalk, this makes the images again look 3D and lively.