Design

Yearbook spread
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YOLO School Yearbook Design from 2019

The best design inspiration usually comes from seeing what others are up to! When speaking to yearbook coordinators, one of the most common requests we get is, “We would love to see some yearbooks from other schools.” Well, we listened! Below is a selection of yearbooks that we worked on in 2019 – some formal…

Illustration and typography
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2020 Design, Illustration & Typography Trends for Yearbooks

In the large world of design, new styles of illustration and typography are always popping up! For 2020, we have collected the trends in branding, publishing and websites to help elevate your yearbook. This includes both illustrative and type trends as they often intersect and work in parallel. Here are some popular styles to try…

Yearbook design
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How to Maintain Simplicity in a Busy Yearbook

A yearbook full of content is a good thing for both your school and the reader. School events, important notices and great photography should all be highlighted – but how do you retain a sense of calmness and cohesion? Simplicity improves communication and comprehension, which ensures the reader understands the intended message. Here are some…

2020 Colour Trends
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2020 Colour Trends for Your School Yearbook

With a new year and new decade in full swing, let’s predict what will be big in colour for 2020! Colour plays an important role in a school yearbook. It reinforces your design theme, helps the reader to navigate the book and brings energy to the pages.  A lot of this year’s colour trends are…

Cartoon background design
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10 Page Background Ideas for Your Yearbook

Backgrounds are the canvas of your page and can be as detailed or as simple as you would like. While hidden behind writing and photos, your page background plays an important role in making the yearbook content stand out! Backgrounds can add texture and depth, set a scene, provide continuity or reinforce a theme. Just…

Design Movement
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Movement in Design: How to create a visual path in your yearbook

Yearbook content may be static and two-dimensional but that doesn’t mean it needs to look that way! Creating the illusion of movement helps to carry the reader through the yearbook with ease. This article explains how to capture motion in both images and articles, bringing life and energy to your yearbook. What Is Visual Movement…

Photo collage page
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Why a Photo Collage for Your School Yearbook Is a Good Idea

If a picture is worth a thousand words, just think of the story you could tell with a photo collage!  Yearbooks that range from informal to formal can benefit from photo collage pages. Shake up your content with a collage that sets the scene and tells the story of a school event or trip. Benefits…

design inspiration
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Get Inspired: Design Inspiration for your yearbook

All great design starts with great inspiration! Regardless of whether you are new to yearbook design or a professional, we all benefit from viewing the work of others. Not only does it give you access to new design styles, but it also helps you stay ahead of what is trending. If you are stuck in…

Yearbook cover design
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First Impressions: Judging a yearbook by its cover

We all know first impressions are important, and these judgements can be quick to form! Within seconds, people are able to decide whether they like and trust a person, a business and even your yearbook.[i] In a study by Cover Matters, 79% of participants mentioned that a book’s cover plays a role in their decision…

Design tips for yearbook
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10 Design Rules for the Perfect Yearbook

With so many moving parts involved in designing and producing a yearbook, it is very easy to get stuck with overcomplicated design, competing styles, and mistakes when it comes time to print. Here are YOLO’s top 10 design rules to remember when creating a school yearbook. 1. Make Use of White Space White space is…