Announcing Mike Taylor’s new eBook for new yearbook advisers

For his latest project, Walsworth's Mike Taylor, CJE, has funneled some of his vast yearbook knowledge into a Back-to-School eBook.

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2017 Homestead High School yearbook cover
July 31, 2017 / Cover Spotlight / Design

In this week’s Cover Spotlight, we’ll take a closer look at the 2017 cover of Homestead High School from Mequon, Wisconsin. The 2017 Homestead yearbook cover (seen above) used a great metallic material called Luminaire Gold linen. Their theme “UPGRADED” is represented in large bold letters on the cover. A white silk screen was applied…

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July 19, 2017 / Cover Spotlight / Design

For our latest Cover Spotlight, we’ll look at the 2017 yearbook cover from Oak Hills High School in Hesperia, California. Through a sophisticated laser cut placed on the front cover (seen above), you catch a sneak peek of the bright, colorful palette the school is using for the sections of the interior of their book.…

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March 24, 2017 / Ask Mike / Design / Spring 2017

HEY, why are you using font sizes that can be read from the space station? You and your students have a vision for the final project. Hopefully, in that vision, you dream of a classy, sophisticated book that your student body and community will love. You know your colors, you’ve planned great coverage, you’re getting…

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November 21, 2016 / Cover Spotlight / Design

In this week’s Cover Spotlight, let’s take a closer look at the 2016 cover from Covenant Christian Academy in Houma, Louisiana. The staff of The Mane Event used colorful paint splatters to create the image of their lion mascot on the cover (seen above). There is just enough paint on the cover for the shape…

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November 7, 2016 / Cover Spotlight / Design

In the newest edition of our Cover Spotlight, let’s take a closer look at the cover of the 2016 Crotalus from Felix Varela Senior High School in Miami, Florida. This cover demonstrates a great way to create a printed cover that has all the characteristics of a decorated book. The artwork is printed on White…

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November 2, 2016 / Design / Yearbook 3D

Most yearbook staffs now have a few months of work behind them, which most likely means your yearbook cover has already been concepted and created. However even if your basic cover design is finished, it’s not too late to still consider adding an extra touch with Walsworth’s Yearbook 3D augmented reality platform. Walsworth Yearbooks is…

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September 27, 2016 / Ask Mike / Design / Fall 2016 / Idea File Magazine

Basic design knowledge is necessary to creating a strong yearbook. Teaching students how and why design is important is a worthwhile exercise. It may seem to take forever, but once students grasp the basics, they will soon be able to use those skills to create a sophisticated spread. You can start here with my Top…

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September 23, 2016 / Ask Mike / Design / Fall 2016

Two seconds is how long the average reader will look at a spread before turning the page. So it’s the designer’s job to try to capture those wandering eyes by using attractive yet planned design. Filling the page with more pictures will not help a reader stay on the spread. What will help is the…

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September 22, 2016 / Design / News

Submissions from three Walsworth Yearbooks schools have been named Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) in its 2016 Design of the Year contest. Of the 10 Finalists named in the Yearbook Page/Spread category, three were from Walsworth. Michael Hamilton of the Hauberk staff from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas,…

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