Crescendo Magazine analysis

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Crescendo Magazine analysis by Mind Map: Crescendo Magazine analysis

1. Front Cover

1.1. Masthead

1.1.1. The red stroke on the left corner of the masthead makes it instantly easy to recognise on the left third.

1.1.2. Bold, simple font with an easy name to remember

1.2. Selling line above Masthead

1.2.1. Translate into English as 'the magazine of classical music and way of life', sets a tone of professionalism in the business.

1.3. Cover Lines

1.3.1. Presented in the left third of the magazine - makes it easy to read and is also eye catching when the consumers are able to see it wen placed onto the shelf.

1.3.2. Bold, black headings stand out against the background, however it does not conflict the overall scheme too much.

1.3.3. They present new and exciting opportunities for the musicians which consumers can look forward to seeing on film and/ or concert

1.4. Date Line

1.4.1. Seen on the right corner of the magazine to view what date the magazine was released. Not too big or overpowering.

1.5. Bar code

1.5.1. View on the bottom left third to ensure it isn't in the middle directing too much attention off the actual magazine itself and the price can be seen when stocked upon the shelf.

1.6. Gift giveaway

1.6.1. Again, positioned left third to attempted consumer to buy the magazine

1.7. Main Cover Line

1.7.1. Directed towards as it is bold and the same colour as the title to recognise it's importance. Connects to the image, states who the violinist is and what she'll be talking about

2. Contents Page

2.1. Text

2.1.1. Different, yet similar fonts so that the theme stays smoothly throughout.

2.1.2. Headings of the contents are in bold and a different colour to the main heading themselves to easily be scanned through.

2.1.3. Content headings in a separate colour following the main scheme but is still bold and stands out.

2.2. Images

2.2.1. Top 3 images are aligned into 3 equal spaces above the heading with page numbers on them - coveys the main articles. Also a caption for the photographer credit.

2.2.2. Another photograph below the main heading. Adds more sophistication as well as more content to the first page.

2.3. Layout

2.3.1. The actual contents do not stick with the regular 'rule of three' but are still placed into columns. There are four columns.

2.3.2. neat and very easy to read and scan through to find what you are looking for.

2.4. Title

2.4.1. A clear highlighted heading which stands out against the white background. Beneath it on the same banner repeats the issue that is stated on the cover.

3. Double Page Spread

3.1. The text

3.1.1. Very easy to read. The musician is talking about all the emotions that classical music can bring.

3.1.2. Certain parts stand out and away from the main article such as main quotes from the speaker/ musician which are presented in bold and bigger text.

3.1.3. The article begins with a main stand- out quote suggesting what he will be talking about overall which translates to "When I listen to music, I do not consider/ think about how the composition developed. I do not only analyse but take it in emotionally".

3.1.4. The paragraphs are neatly separated and the whole article stays fluent with the same font and font size.

3.2. The images

3.2.1. Black and white images emphasises the role of the musician as a long serving pianist/ composer of classical music.

3.2.2. They overlap and provide texture.

3.2.3. Different sized to add a bit more  excitement

4. Additional Factors to be Considered

4.1. Colour Scheme

4.1.1. Besides the contents page, the colour scheme stays consistent and fairly similar, especially in accordance to the black and white and the neutral tones.

4.1.2. On the front cover, the main colours contemplate very well and are not too sharp of a contrast.

4.1.3. Can also vary between article to article - dependent on theme.

4.1.4. In the double page spread, the article is in purely black and white because of the illustration of decades they are trying to put out from the meaning of the article.

4.2. The Font

4.2.1. The font varies throughout but not too drastically - they are different, but similar, however you can still tell apart from font to another.

4.2.2. They all vary in colour and sizes depending on significance in order to stand out and apart from one another.

4.2.3. Very easy and simple to read- don't have to strain.