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Design Movement
Movement in Design: How to create a visual path in your yearbook 1621 859 YOLO

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…

2019 design trends
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Currently Trending: Design trends for 2019

Complement your yearbook content with some eye-catching, on-trend design! Last year, we wrote about the emergence of retro design, bold colours and geometric shapes for 2018. These are still popular, but new design trends and nostalgic throwbacks have joined the mix! As we enter the second half of 2019, let’s look back on what has…

Choosing Fonts
Let’s Talk About Text: Choosing fonts for your publication 2048 1365 YOLO

Let’s Talk About Text: Choosing fonts for your publication

Fonts are like people – each one has a unique personality! Your font choice is a crucial element of your design style and will play an important role in setting the tone of your content. Your text style should match the publication type and the message you wish to convey. But how do you choose…

In-house or Outsource Computer Screen
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Yearbook Design: In-house or Outsource?

The new school year is underway, and projects like the school yearbook are probably not very high on your to-do list. Making some early decisions about how you will produce your yearbook can save you a lot of time later in the year. While there are lots of design choices to make when it comes…

glitch effect
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Basic Design Principles for Yearbooks

Have you heard of the glitch effect? It’s a modern design trend that makes photographs looked like they’ve glitched; perhaps a distortion or a cluster of visible pixels. Then there’s the ‘colour channels effect’ where designers take an image and distort it, creating a sort of holograph reality. These are just a couple of the…

abstract design
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Design Inspiration for 2019

They might say that ‘screen design is the new design,’ but not when you are producing a yearbook for print. School yearbook design has come a long way, even in the past five years. Expectations are high, and a good-looking publication helps ‘sell’ your school as an institution that is bursting with creativity, culture and…