Compare & Contrast Two Magazine Covers
The two magazines I chose to compare are XXL and Rollingstone mag. One of the first things I noticed about the XXL is the font and main image. It was big, bold and in your face, while the picture and font used on the Rollingstone cover was more subtle and kind of fancy.
XXL magazine seems to rely on and little information is giving. They use more attention grabbing colors with bold white text affixed to the top of a big red rectangle. Dr. Dre’s name is only a few sizes smaller than the nameplate text and it’s all close together. To me, this suggests that the editors of the magazine feel that if their name doesn’t get you Dr Dre’s name will.
The Rollingstone’s nameplate is not as bold as XXL’s. There are fewer colors used and more information about what’s inside in the headlines. The editors of this magazine are comfortable enough to put the main image on top of the nameplate. I think this is because this magazine is older, has a different demographic and a bigger circulation.