College Magazine Self Evaluation

FRONT COVER

Personally, I believe that I have achieved an amazing looking magazine cover. I have used all conventions; such as masthead, sell lines, a puff, a bar code etc. I also have used legible bold text for my masthead, which will benefit the viewer by making it eye catching and easy to read. Furthermore, I believe I have aligned  everything out evenly and it is visually neat, tidy  and professional looking.

However, with all that said I can acknowledge that their are a few mistakes or things that could be improved. As a viewer the first thing you’d see is RED, there is not an even balance when it comes to colour. Red is already such a vibrant colour and by it being everywhere its a bit too much.

Also, the typography is fairly boring. I have only really used 3 typefaces in this magazine cover. This is visually boring for the viewer and is not as eye catching as I first thought.

One thing that could be improved is the quality of the photo. The photo is exactly what I planed it to be however, the quality does not do it justice. I’d say to improve this I could take this picture in a studio with good lighting.

CONTEXT PAGE

Once again I believe my strength was in the layout of the actual pages. However I believe they can be improved by less RED in the pages, its a bit overwhelming. Moreover, the placement of the pictures could be improved, because they interfere with the actual text making it harder for the viewer to read.