Design

Colourful Design 2021
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2021 Colour Trends to Better Your Yearbook Design

An excellent colour palette can make good design great, so it’s important to get it right! From monochrome to metallic, colour can pique curiosity and convey emotion. In this article, YOLO has rounded up the top 2021 colour trends to help you find your perfect palette! Black, White & Colour The Public Theater 2020-2021 Season…

2021 Typography Trends
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2021 Typography Trends & How to Use in a Yearbook!

Fonts play a huge role in design by setting the tone and providing personality! Designers are always adopting new trends and revisiting old ones. The New Year is a perfect time to see what people are currently loving and what trends we may want to try out this year. Here are some innovative typography trends…

good design why it works
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Great Design & Why It Works!

There is more to great design than just looking nice – it must also be functional and easy to navigate. Finding the balance between creativity and function isn’t always easy, and relies on following some design principles. Below are some key design styles as well as some inspiration to spark your creativity! This includes some…

Futuristic design light
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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
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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,…

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…

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…

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…