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How to Create a Fun Primary School Yearbook

School yearbooks can take on any tone and theme that you want. A formal publication, sentimental keepsake or a chance to market to prospective students. But for a primary school yearbook, a publication that is engaging and fun should be top of the list! A fun yearbook relies on a friendly tone, interesting design and…

Digital designing
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Designing for Digital: Colour, Imagery, Fonts & Content

Whether you are designing an online newsletter, yearbook or updating the school website, there is lots to consider when creating digital content. The colours you use, content you add, and even the fonts need to be appropriate for web. The world is becoming increasingly digital, so even if there are no projects in the pipeline,…

Calendar pattern
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Keeping Up-To-Date: Is It Time for a School Calendar?

A school calendar is a popular choice for a school fundraiser and for good reason! Calendars are easy to create, popular and profitable. A school calendar is a popular choice for a school fundraiser and for good reason! Calendars are easy to create, popular and profitable. This article explores the benefits and processes of creating…

Book Covers
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The Top 25 Book Covers to Inspire Creativity

Did you know that over 2 million new books are published globally each year? That is 2 million new opportunities for yearbook inspiration! Novels may not be the first place you think to look for yearbook inspiration, but many design styles used for fiction titles can be borrowed for school publications. In this article, we…

Yearbook page headings
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How to Perfect Your Yearbook Page Headings

Yearbooks are content dense and rely on good formatting and structure to make sense of the madness! Page headings help to organise content and inform the reader of the subject matter quickly.  Many yearbook readers won’t examine each page in-depth, only searching for content that is relevant to them. This is where the importance of…

YOLO NZ Pinterest Phone
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Pinterest Boards

Pinterest is a great platform for collecting images for all types of hobbies and projects. You may already be using Pinterest in your personal life, but it is also a great site for yearbook planning. If you have created a yearbook or leavers’ book with YOLO, you will know that we are fans of Pinterest!…

school yearbook publication
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Creating a Collaborative School Publication From Start to Finish

There are many types of school publications, from yearbooks to leavers’ books, calendars to newsletters. But one thing that all successful publications have in common is a personal connection with the reader.  This personal connection can begin long before the publication goes to print. Involving your school community from start to finish will help you…

Design rules and myths
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Design Myths: Rules to break in your school publication

There are many Dos and Don’ts in design – use contrast, limit fonts, maintain whitespace! These guidelines are useful, but generalised rules can also restrict creativity and originality. Here we explore some popular design myths and misconceptions to consider breaking. Design Myth 1: Less Is More Modern design and minimalism often go hand-in-hand. The once…

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8 Content Ideas to Include in Your 2020 Yearbook

With so many school staples from sporting events to camps being cancelled, it can be tricky to know what to include in your 2020 yearbook. Here are some COVID-19 article ideas to consider: 1. Staff Interviews Yearbooks always have content about different departments and updates from faculties. This year, include interviews with key staff members…

colour palette combinations
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Colour Palette Ideas for Your Next Yearbook

A cohesive colour palette plays a larger role than just making a page look pretty. Maintaining consistency with colour ensures that your design flows from start to end. For yearbooks, a good source of inspiration is your school colours. Consider a colour palette that uses these shades if your yearbook is more formal or will…