Instead of This, TRY THIS – Planning Your 2021 Coverage

Planning your yearbook coverage is a whole new ball game this year. Previous years may have allowed you to take last year’s ladder and tweak it for the upcoming year, but some schools are completely reimagining their coverage approach. That may sound scary, but it’s actually a great thing!

Kayanna Pham

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November 21, 2019 / Design / Fab Factor / Fall 2019

With your theme decided, it’s time to think about options that will make your book shine. From laser cut covers or endsheets to adding a gatefold inside, your options are virtually endless. Here are a few ways schools added a fab factor to their 2019 yearbooks. Now it’s your turn; let your imagination run wild!…

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October 7, 2019 / Design / National Yearbook Week

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As yearbookers, we know the pride you see when you hold that finished product, but are you effectively conveying your message to the intended beholder – the student body – through your design? Since a little design TLC never hurt anyone, we’ve compiled some of…

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June 10, 2019 / Design

Your yearbook staff might already be in full brainstorming mode trying to develop a theme idea and sketch out a cover design for your upcoming 2020 yearbook. You’re in luck! Just in time to provide some fresh inspiration, 30 beautiful new 2019 school covers have been added to our online Cover Gallery. The 2019 yearbook…

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October 3, 2018 / Coverage / Design / National Yearbook Week

Walsworth’s first webinar of National Yearbook Week 2018 took place on Tuesday afternoon, with Mike Taylor’s presentation, “Content-Driven Yearbook Design.” Taylor spent 60 minutes discussing how your yearbook coverage can directly impact your book’s design. Replay of the webinar is now available. Creating page templates helps yearbooks keep a consistent look and allows students to…

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September 25, 2018 / Ask Mike / Design / Fall 2018 / Idea File Magazine

For this issue of Idea File, I have collaborated with my good friend Becky Tate from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas. We decided there are two areas of design that everyone should pay attention to – deciding on and using fonts correctly, and creating pages/spreads that will visually help tell the…

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July 24, 2018 / Cover Spotlight / Design

A new yearbook season is upon us, which means the return of the Cover Spotlight! As your yearbook staff starts brainstorming for the 2019 cover and sorting through the Cover Gallery for ideas, draw some inspiration from the innovative cover that the Leaves staff from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland, did with their…

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January 26, 2018 / Coverage / Design

When you need information pulled out and explained further, or in a different way, consider using pie charts, surveys, lists, quote boxes, timelines, tables and fast-fact boxes to tell the complete story – and leave readers pleasantly full.

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