September 6, 2016 / Cover Spotlight / Design

Lake Stevens creates cool, contemporary cover for the Spotlight

Written by Jamie Chambers

In this week’s Cover Spotlight, let’s take a closer look at the cover of the 2016 Rune from Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington.

I always like it when a school uses a traditional cover material such as Rich Matte Jet Black, and creates a fun, contemporary design.  The Lake Stevens staff did just that with their 2016 book.

A bold, sans serif font is used for the word “CONNECTED,” which is also laser cut out of the cover. This allows the bright colors of the endsheet to show through. These vibrant colors pop against the black cover material.

Another subtle touch is the hand-drawn lines creating boxes around each letter. These dashed lines are applied to the matte cover material using a clear silk screen, and the slight shine gives just enough depth to the cover without distracting your eye from the bold colors of the theme.

Jamie Chambers
Jamie Chambers

Jamie Chambers faced two career path choices in college, and lucky for Walsworth he chose art over accounting. He has been a creative influence for Walsworth for 17 years, currently as Design & Creative Concepting Supervisor in the Marketing Department. For 10 years, as an artist and supervisor for the Creative Services Department, Jamie traveled to workshops to collaborate with yearbook staffs to develop their covers and theme packages.