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.