Thursday, 20 March 2014

Artist: Jayline
Album name: Fifty Shades of Jay
Genre: drum and bass

Images: The artist copied the design for the book 'fifty shades of grey' but instead he called it 'fifty shades of jay' because his name is Jayline. He did this to make his album stand out.

Typography: The typography the artist has used on his album is easy to read and bold. The artists name 'Jayline' and the title 'Fifty Shades of Jay' and both written in spaced out and easy to read writing. The six songs on the front cover are written with a serif, which makes it stand out and look different to the titles.

Layout: The layout of this album is in the same style as the book fifty shades of grey. There is a grey/silver tie in the background on a blue background. In the bottom left it says the artists name 'Jayline' and in the top right there is the title saying 'Fifty Shades of Jay' and underneath the title there is the list of songs on the album.

Colour: The color of the album is a very dark blue/grey. The tie is in a grey/silver color with a blue tint. The background starts off almost black in the top left corner and becomes more of a blue in the bottom right corner. The text is all in white except the bullet points for the names of the songs.

Artist: Drake
Album name: Take Care
Genre: Rap

Images: Drake is sitting at a table with antiques round him this is because he is trying to get the image of a king. Everything around him looks old fashioned. There is a big lit candle on the table with a golden holder, there is a golden wine glass (wine is expensive and upper class) and there is a little golden bird on the table. There is hand painted pictures in the background in golden frames again to show upper class and wealth. He is also wearing a gold watch with gold chains this is to show that he is rich and to follow the stereotype of rappers. Drakes name isn't on the album front cover, this is because he is so well known he doesn't need to put his name on the front of the album.

Typography: The title is written as if its hand written, almost like a signature. On the back cover of the album there is a list f the songs this is written in spaced out capital letters, this is to make them easy to read and to make them stand out.

Layout: Drake is sitting at a table with antiques round him. The antiques are: a candle, a golden bird, and a golden wine glass. There are old pictures behind him in big gold frames. The name of the album is in the bottom left had corner saying 'takecare'.

Colour: The whole album has a lot of gold on it, this is because gold is a very wealthy colour and drake is trying to show that he has a lot of gold and that he is rich. There is also a lot of back on the album cover, this is because black goes with gold.

Artist: 50 Cent
Album name: Get Rich or Die Trying
Genre: Rap

Images: 50 cent is in the centre of the album cover, There is a glass bullet hole aiming at his chest, and inside the glass bullet hole there is a jesus cross. This is to show that he is wealthy because he can afford jewelry. It also shows that he is religious because it is a cross and it also follows the stereo type of rappers wearing big chains. It also shows that when he was shot nine times god was on his side and he survived. In the top right hand corner his name '50 cent' is in big bold letters, this is to show that he's big and bold. 

Typography: The artists name '50 Cent' is written in big bubble writing, this is to make his name stand out and to make himself look big. The title 'Get rich or die tryin' is written in almost opposite writing. Its small and is written as if its hand written. The writing looks posh and elegant. The list of songs on the back cover is written in bold spaced out letters you can read it easily and so it stands out.

Layout: 50 cent is in the middle of the album cover, there is a glass bullet hole aiming at his chest and inside the bullet hole there is a big silver sparkly cross. In the top left there is the album name 'Get rich or die tryin'. In the top right there is the artists name '50 cent' in big bold letters. The back cover has a list of songs on the left hand side and on the right hand side there is 50 cent looking at the camera on a dark quiet street.

Colour: The background of the front cover is bright red in the left of the album but as you go to the right it darkens to a dark dark red this is to show royalty and to make the album cover stand out. His gun holsters and belt is in the style of Loui Vuitton but instead of LV there is 50 on the outfit.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

General Conventions Work

This has a good amount of detail and you have explained your self well throughout, well done.


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions to apply to my cover

Questions to apply to my cover 

Q1. What two conventions have I used and why?

Q2. What are the effects of my layout, typography, colour choice and language choice.

Q3. What issues of representation have I presented?

A1. My magazine cover had a light pink background with a white fade. This is because the magazine's target audience is teenage girls ages about thirteen and pink is seen as a girly colour. The background is there to make the magazine look attractive, and stand out. 

There is also Harminey Granger on the cover of my magazine in uniform. This is because my magazines target audience is also aimed at school teenage girls, and Harminey is attractive so it makes the target audience think they can be like her if they buy the magazine.

A2. My layout has Harminey in the middle, a title at the top, and magazine adverts round her. At the bottom of the magazine cover there is an advert for 1direction in big bold letters saying '1D GO BIG AT THE 02', this is to make the advert stand out and make people want to get it. There is also an advert that goes over Harminey saying 'Hermione Granger Doesn't star in the next Harry Potter' because the advert is about her. 

I have used the colours shocking pink, baby blue and black on my magazine cover, this is because the magazine's target audience is teenage school girls aged about thirteen and pink and baby blue are girly colours and they stand out. I have used the black for the writing in small because it is easier to read, I have also used black for the subheading 'Being bullied?' this is because bullying is a very horrible dark thing so black suits it and makes it stand out.

I have used a very bold typography to make my magazine stand out and to make the writing easy to read. The smaller writing underneath the sub titles are in the same font just smaller.

I have used a very easy language choice to read, this is because my magazine is aimed at school girls. A lot of my language includes 'you' and 'your' this is to make the target audience believe the magazine is for them and to attract them more.

A3. You can clearly see my magazine cover is for school girls. This is because there is a school girl on the front of my magazine, and the writing is in pink and baby blue which are generally girls colors. The things that are said on the front of the magazine are girly thing s like 'Is your boyfriend cheating on you?' and 'want your crush to like you?'.


This is a really good start, with some sound analysis. 

Really you need to include another convention for question 1.

you could be a little more specific in your answers explaining the effects on the audience. 

You must talk about any issues that there are with the representation you have presented. Are all women/men like that? Do all teenage girls relate to those stories?

Tuesday, 21 January 2014



Serif: a slight projection finishing off a stroke of a letter in certain typefaces.

Sans Serif: A letter or typeface with no serifs

Find a suitable font for each of the following words from and change the font of the words below. Explain your choice of font for each word.

this font is modern because its bold and stands out. It has a metallic color to it which makes it modern as we use metal for most things now days.


This font is for kids because it stands out. The letters are spaced out and in capitals making it easier for children to read. The color yellow also makes the font stand out and interesting to children. Behind 'squarepants' there is a highlight in blue to also help it stand out.


This font is for sport because it looks good and looks streamline. The writing is in red to make it stand out. There is a line going through the top of all the letters to make it look cool and stand out. This type of font isn't that clear to read but it doesn't need to be read.


This type of font is masculine because its strong and manly. The font stands out and is clear to read. The font is very square shaped and big. The font is in black to make it dull and big. This sort of font might be used at the front of a magazine for men that go gym.


This type of font is feminine because its very pretty and colorful. All the letters are thin and nicely shaped. They have little flowers growing out of some of them and little curls. All of the letters are different colors to make the font look pretty and stand out. 


This type of font is sophisticated because it is easily read and stands out. Sophisticated means having, revealing, or involving a great deal of worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture. The font is spaced out, bold and all in capitals making it easy to read. the color of the font is in black to make it formal.

This type of font is bold because it is thick, spaced out and easily read. The writing is in big black bold letters to make it stand out. You would use this type of writing on a poster.


This type of writing is historic because of the style its in. the font has lots of serifs and looks hard to read. You could use this writing in something you are trying to make look historic.

asymmetrical magazines

This magazine is asymmetrical colour because it has back writing, white writing then red writing.

This magazine is symmetrical because it is roughly the same on each side.

This magazine is asymmetrical by eye direction because the model is looking up in the air making all focus on that area.

This magazine is symmetrical because its the same on each side.

This magazine is asymmetrical by shape because Jamie oliver stands out more from the background.

This magazine is asymmetrical by value because there is less red than black to balance the two colors.
This magazine is also asymmetrical by position because the man balances out the vegetables on the other side.


Really good piece of work with the right amount of detail and analysis. Well Done.

Monday, 20 January 2014

fonts homework

HELLO- font 1 (times + serif)

HELLO- font 2 (verdana + sans serif)

HELLO- font 3 (Georgia + Sans serif)

HELLO- font 4 (Courier + serif)

HELLO- font 5 (Arial + sans serif)

HELLO- font 6 (helvetica+ sans serif)


Really good piece of work with the right amount of detail and analysis. Well Done.