Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Another example of a front cover i have analysed is also another Blender magazine.

In Blender, the main image on the cover is used to appeal to the female audience for example, Naomi Wolf (1990) where she used erotic images of women to sell female products. The sexual pose the models are doing reveals a lot of flesh because they are wearing revealing clothes and the models are very recogniseable.
Also, three different font styles are used so the magazine doesn't look the same and so it is not plain and boring. This is a common convention used throughtout magazines. In most magazines including this one, three different font colours are used for the same reason.
The date and price on the magazine is kept to one side of the cover so it does not detract attention from the rest of the cover. Both male and female are the audience for this magazine as the models stand out to a male audience as they are basically showing a lot of flesh where as a female audience is also intended to buy this magazine as using erotic images stands out to a female audience and is more likely to sell the product.

In Blender magazine, they use an attractive model for women to buy the magazine such as Naomi Wolf (1990) who used erotic images of women to sell products to them.

the magazine only uses one image of one model as it would look unattractive and over crowded with other images on the cover. With just text on the cover makes it look spaced out and professional. Also, three different colour fonts are used, this is a common convention used in magazines. Four different font styles are used on this cover, this is also a convention.

The model they have used is recognisable and poses in a sexy way with her mouth open, hands on her head and showing quite a bit of flesh.

The small image in the corner of the magazine is used to show the reader what is inside and what they can expect to see. There is a bar at the top of the magazine which is another common convention of magazines and the bold title is used to stand out to the audience.

The audience for this magazine is both men and women as the model used on the front cover is recognisable to them and an erotic image is shown to make both the male and female audience buy this product, it is more likely for them to buy this when using erotic images.