Thursday, 14 October 2010

Codes and conventions of a magazine front cover
Masthead: This is the name of the magazine. The masthead is how people recognize the magazine, most mastheads are of a unique font to make the magazine more recognisable.
Selling Line: Short description of what the magazine is about.
Main Image: A big image, relevant to the magazine, usually meant to draw people in.
Main cover line: Vary large writing usually telling the viewer the main story inside.
Cover lines: Usually distributed around the images in the left third (the left third of the magazine, important for selling the magazine, usually where the title is located and m0st of the cover lines).
Bar code: Most Magazines have a standard barcode printed for retailers.
Dateline: The date, usually the months and year of the publication. The price is usually displayed with the date

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