Design

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…

Free fonts
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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
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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
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…

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…