July 7, 2016 / Cover Spotlight / Design

Monroe High book shows unique way to use Plexiglas

Written by Jamie Chambers

In this week’s Cover Spotlight, we take a look at the 2016 yearbook from Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington.

The whole front cover of this book (seen above) is made of Plexiglas! What also makes this cover unique is the shape created to allow the top right-hand portion of the Plexiglas to show through to the endsheet.

Rather than a square or rectangle section of the printed paper to be cut away, it is a fun, diagonal shape. This same shape is repeated on the endsheets and throughout the pages of the book.

The Plexiglas allows you to see the great juxtaposition of the solid black and gray shapes of the cover against the bright, orange doodles of the endsheet.

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.