Monday, January 31, 2011

Anatomy of A Magazine by Nicole Smith


My two magazines that I am going to compare are OK USA and Woman’s Day, Eating Light.  These two magazines are completely different in a number of ways. First, OK magazine is an entertainment magazine.  Woman’s Day, Eating Light, magazine is geared more toward healthy living.
The first magazine that I am going compare is OK magazine. The front of the magazine has more pictures as well as bright bold colors.  By having celebrity pictures, big, bright, bold colors, and large writing, this is to draw the customer in and entice them to purchase.  This is also done to get the message across regarding what the magazine issue is all about.  The major headline of this issue says “Exclusive” in bold white lettering on top of hot pink to make it stand out. Next in bright yellow you will read the headline “ Pregnant & Betrayed”, and the main photos are of Khole Kardashian and Kate Hudson. 
The comparison magazine is Woman’s day, Eating Light, this magazine is inviting, but its front page is not as flashy as OK magazines.  The font is a more subtle colors, bold but not as bold as the other magazine. The major image is a picture of food that takes up most of the page, so I am guessing the food is the main point of this issue making it the main image. There is a lot less writing on this magazine than the entertainment magazine.  Also there are fewer images.  This magazine puts page numbers next to the main headline verbiage for the convenience of the customer if they are looking for more info pertaining to the headline. Also, on the front of this magazine is a print ad to win a cruise.
These are a few of the major differences I noticed between the entertainment magazine OK, and the healthy living magazine by Woman’s Day, Eating Light.

12 comments:

  1. I like that you actually labeled the specific parts on the covers. Nice comparison.

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  2. I really liked your comparison. I actually never even heard of these magazines.

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  3. Labeling the parts of the magazine was a great idea it really has a bettr impact to see it then to read about it.

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  4. I liked that you chose 2 completely different types of magazines so we could see how they each made their layouts and that you labelled the parts.

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  5. I knew about the OK magazine, but not the Eating Light one. I like how you choose to seperate categories for your magazines as well as marking out everything that was different between the two magazines.

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  6. This was a nice choice to compare an contrast. Nice job on understanding each magazines strengths an weaknesses. Also, it was a nice touch to go the extra step an label out the different parts of the magazine.

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  7. I think it's good that you chose two magaiznes with complete opposite topics/genres. I think doing so allows causes us to look deeper into a cover and examinate more carefully.
    It's easier to to see similarities or differences when the topic is the same. The large "Eating Light" name plate actually makes me feel refreshed and content -
    a feeling you would get if you eat something healthy, not the feeling of pigging out on chineses food lol. "The pregnant and Betrayed" typography on OK USA gives the reader/viewer a frantic feeling,
    and seems to bring alarm and caution. Very good comparing and contrasting.

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  8. I like how you cropped your magazine and put text on it

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  9. I like that you labeled the magazine covers, well done.

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  10. Labeling the magazines is a nice touch.Also comparing 2 different masgazines shows there differences in style.

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  11. nice job explaining...I think the yellow is so striking your eye goes to OK first but the green is so refreshing that you would rather have your eyes rest on the Eating Light..it makes you feel lighter looking at it.

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  12. awesome! different magazines but very similar in that they are both very busy.

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