Task: Evaluate 3 examples of college magazine covers.

 

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I think that this is a good college magazine cover because the colours in the key signifier match the colours in the title. It also has puffs that show information that would be relevant for teenagers such as “avoid sleeping your way to the top” and “smoking salvia? the truth behind this legal drug” which both try to help teenagers from doing the wrong things.
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I think this magazine is OK but could be much better such as using a better key signifier  but what makes it good is that it uses buzz words that would draw people in, for example, “NEW ISSUE FINALLY HERE” and “GET FREE STUDENT DISCOUNT INSIDE”. It also uses relevant puffs such as “Students corner” and “The new year. what’s happening”
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This is an absolutely terrible example of a college magazine cover as it uses a bad picture over an even worse background as it’s key signifier and then the puffs around it are not exactly relevant such as “Evil monkeys attack!” or they don’t give enough information like “BIG WINS! see page 20 for more information”. But this cover does have one advantage: even though the puffs aren’t great they would still draw people in because they would want to know about the “evil monkeys” or what the “Big win” is.

 

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One thought on “Task: Evaluate 3 examples of college magazine covers.

  1. Clear evaluation of existing magazines Sam. Make sure you complete the remaining tasks and upload them as soon as you can. Remember to relate research back to your own planning, how does this help you with your cover?

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