Design

Futuristic design light
Is Futuristic Design the Way Forward? Tips & Styles for Yearbooks 1920 1280 YOLO

Is Futuristic Design the Way Forward? Tips & Styles for Yearbooks

There is nothing like a new decade to remind us of the future. Futuristic and retro-futuristic design are big for 2020 and are easy to include in a yearbook! From fonts to photography, create a unique yearbook that is perfect for the digital age. Futuristic Colours There are different ways to achieve a futuristic palette…

school fun
How to Create a Fun Primary School Yearbook 1920 1280 YOLO

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
Designing for Digital: Colour, Imagery, Fonts & Content 1920 1280 YOLO

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,…

Book Covers
The Top 25 Book Covers to Inspire Creativity 1920 1280 YOLO

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
How to Perfect Your Yearbook Page Headings 1920 1335 YOLO

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…

Design rules and myths
Design Myths: Rules to break in your school publication 1500 1001 YOLO

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…

colour palette combinations
Colour Palette Ideas for Your Next Yearbook 1800 1211 YOLO

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…

Free fonts
20 Great Free Fonts for Your 2020 School Yearbook 1500 1001 YOLO

20 Great Free Fonts for Your 2020 School Yearbook

There are a lot of great fonts on the market, but many are expensive or hard to find. YOLO has compiled a list of great free fonts that are easy to access and use in your 2020 yearbook.  1. Bungee Shade Bungee Shade is a heavy, all-caps font with a shadowed effect, which provides a…

Yearbook spread
YOLO School Yearbook Design from 2019 1920 1440 YOLO

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
2020 Design, Illustration & Typography Trends for Yearbooks 1920 1280 YOLO

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…