Tjej & gay bland tidningsställ (Girl & gay among magazine racks)

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title Tjej & gay bland tidningsställ (Girl & gay among magazine racks)
Author(s) Sköldqvist, Caroline
Date 2012
English abstract
The purpose of this essay is to examine the relationship between visual communication and female homosexuality within the field of magazine design. As the creative part of the project I have chosen to make a redesign of Lotus magazine, the very first Swedish magazine with lesbian and bisexual girls as the target audience. The questions of which the project is based on are: Which stereotypes, differences and similarities can be found in visual communication addressed to a heterosexual versus a homosexual target audience? What kind of design attracts non-heterosexual girls and how can I create a design for Lotus magazine that is appealing to lesbian and bisexual girls and yet still makes it possible to compete with traditional girls’ magazines? In order to examine my research questions I have done literature studies within the field of gender and sexual identity in relation to visual communication. Additionally, I have analysed the design of competing magazines on the market and conducted a survey among representatives of the target audience of Lotus magazine.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 58
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) Graphic design
magazine design
sexual identity
gender
norms
stereotypes
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14130 (link to this page)

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