A good album cover is always full of good content. Most album covers have their own expressions whether its linked to a song e.g. Doolittle by The Pixies is inspired of the song "Monkey gone to heaven".
Other bands will keep a certain theme e.g. the White Stripes always use the colour red and feature the two band mates on the front cover whereas the Stone Roses don't pose for their album covers and like to involve paint splashes with the band name on the cover so they all have a link.
Album covers have different meanings and I thought it would be fun to involve them in my magazine whether its a recommendation or history.
I selected this front cover to evaluate the style. I love the font which is simple and bold, very effective. It contrasts with the image with her bright red hair, it's very vibrant and you wouldn't walk past it on the newsstand.
I like how it has listed bands on the side so people know that this is the magazine for them as it includes bands they like in case they don't like the one on the front cover.
The text is kept on the edge and in different sizes for effect and to not take away attention from the image and the title.
This poster is very simple. It has the information and the band name but they are very small so you focus on the image with is a simple drawing of a dream catcher involved their signature triangle in the middle. The colours are very simple.
The Arctic Monkeys
This black and white image is good because it involves the band, the logo and the image from their album. Its memorable but it doesn't give away an information so it wouldn't be advertising a venue or an album, it would be used as decoration.
Little Green Cars
I love this poster because of it's simplicity. It's what you aim for in a poster. It advertises the venue, features the band and the title is clear so you know who the band is. The white background makes it stand out and the simple font is effective as it isn't decorative, it gets straight to the point.
The Arctic Monkeys
Little Green Cars
A grunger is displays a "can't be bothered" and laid-back attitude. This is expressed through their dress, its cheap charity shop clothes that have never been cleaned. Heavy rock music is the type of music they would listen to, something loud to drown out other people so they can be solitary. Grungers are one of the oldest teen tribes, known for being on their own and disapproving on society as the music they listen to is insultive and different to everyone else. You don't tend to see grungers as they are usually hidden away in their rooms, doing drugs and "avoiding society".
An Indie kid is a grunger with style. They wear designer clothes that no one wants. They spend a lot of money to stand out! They like to wear a lot of black and band t-shirts to make a statement. Indie music plays a big part to this genre, hence the name "indie kid". Indie Kids have evolved quite recently, used to be under the name "misfits" which were a popular breed in the late 70s.You see Indie kids hanging around with their friends around the town, tending to be more social and have more political views based on the music they're influenced by e.g. The Smiths and The Sex Pistols.
Hipsters try to stay away from trends by creating knew ones which everyone follows so they want to get a new trend until everyone does the same... Its a big mess really! Where do these trends come from? Magazines! Magazines like NME recommend bands, fashion, books etc. for teenagers to follow. They are known for wearing clothes you wouldn't usually see, girls wearing boys clothes to stand out as different. They are more social and the music they listen to are of all kinds, it's all about what's new! Hipsters are a new teen tribe as they try to bring the past to the future and like to stand out from people with their clothes.