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  • 1. Textual Analysis 3: Q magazineBy Jack Bonser

2. Front Cover: 3. Similar to other magazines, the bandpicture is placed in front of the magazinename, the magazine assumes by thatlooking at the artists featured, youwould know the magazine name. The one word magazine name Qconnotes the simplicity the magazineand that it is and easy read. The main band pictured on the frontcover is clearly stated, by having it in abog box with big contrastingcolours, making it stand out more. Artists featured are clearly stated on thelower left hand side of the page, in boldand bright colours, pink and blackalternating, again contrasting to make itstand out to the reader more. Price is shown in small text, connotingthat the price is cheap in proportion towhat you get for it. The price is also inthe bottom right hand corner as usual inmagazines. 4. There is a bold statement above the name U2, Could we possibly beginagain, this leaves the potential customer wondering what this couldmean, and they may ten want to read further. Q logo follows with house style on being in the top left hand corner of thepage. The bright red box that the letter Q is in, again makes the magazinestand out and makes the reader know what magazine it is. There is a border around the edge of the magazine saying, THE QAWARDS 2011. This grabs the attention of the reader by having blackwriting on a gold ribbon, in front of a white and red background. The background of the box where the words U2 are placed, is a mix ofcolours red and pink. Under the box of where the word U2 are is the text, THERE FUTURESTARTS HERE, this leaves the public wondering as to what itmeans, also that it is in the same colour as the background of the boxabove it saying U2, so the customer instantly knows what that statementis referring to. 5. Contents: 6. Contents page clearly stated at the top of thepage in bold, black writing. By having it on a whitebackground it makes it more noticeable to thereader. Typical Q placed in the top left side of thepage, next to the word Contents, which againmakes the reader focus attention to the top of thepage where it clealry states that it is the contentspage. Issue of that magazine clearly stated near the topof the page in the middle. The main features of this issue of the magazineare again clearly stated, on the right hand sidepage. The actual part where it says the main agenumbers and titles of that page are on the otherside of the page, on the very right hand side of thepage. The contents page is very picture which gives thecustomer a brief look into the contents of thisissue of the magazine, and with the picture arepage numbers, so you can quickly find an articleor whatever on that particular artist. Red page numbering follows with house style ofbeing red and a plain white background. 7. Double Page spread: 8. Again very pictorial Title of the page is, What on your freeCD?. This grabs the readers attention asthe reader would want to know what ison his free CD. The words FREE CD in the title areagain in a mixed colours of pink andyellow, where as the first half of the titleis in black, this emphasises the point ofthe free CD. At the bottom left hand side of thepage, there is a quote from Jack Whitefrom the band, The White Stripessaying that he likes the bands featuredon the CD. A brief description of the artist or bandand a quote from that artist/ band. The pink and yellow text colour iskeeping the brand image. Spread out over two pages. Pictures of the artists or bands abovethe brief description of their music.