Wondering where to draw the line on explicit or inappropriate yearbook content? This could be in the form of photos, student comments, confessions or awards. At SPC Yearbooks we have few restrictions on what you can include in your yearbook. However, racist comments or inappropriate comments regarding a fellow student or teacher will be refused and won’t be printed.
If you’re designing your own yearbook with a particular theme in mind (you can find plenty scrapbook, music, graffiti, movie, comic book or vintage chic theme ideas in this blog), you’ll want to use stylish fonts for text to complement your yearbook design.
Fun, free-spirited and fashionable – the vintage-look is extremely popular at the moment. If you are creating your own yearbook there are plenty of vintage yearbook theme ideas to play with and a wealth of resources for inspiration:
If you are designing your own yearbook, or putting together a brief for us to professionally design it for you, here’s another great yearbook theme idea – urban graffiti-style. Usually considered the art of extremists – graffiti is expressive, which is ideal for yearbooks as a yearbook is an expression of your time and experiences during school, college or university. There are no hard and fast rules for a graffiti theme design so your imagination is your playground. SPC Yearbooks’ designers have put together some suggestions to help you with your graffiti yearbook theme design…
I’m sure many of you will be familiar with the art movement during the 1950’s and 60’s called ‘Pop Art’. This art craze is a great inspirational resource for your comic book yearbook theme (take a look at our previous post which includes many more comic book theme ideas).
Throughout our yearbook blog posts we’ve spoken a lot about organisation. A significant part of the organisation during your yearbook project comes from teamwork and communication. This is why a yearbook committee and yearbook committee meetings are crucial during your leavers book project.
A very popular yearbook theme choice is music; you can put your own unique personality on this theme and really experiment with the design. In this post we are looking at music-related theme design tips and ideas – if you are designing your own yearbook or working on a brief for SPC Yearbooks to design it for you, then this post is perfect.
Are you in your last year of University and about to Graduate? Wondering if a yearbook would be of interest at your Uni or college? Yearbooks are not just for secondary schools and primary schools –SPC often produces yearbooks for Universities as a whole or just for individual societies, halls of residence or a class. Interest for your yearbook will soon follow once you start raising the awareness that one will be produced – once the yearbook buzz hits, all the students will start preparing photos and comments to include in the yearbooks, making your life easier! Help spread the word by making some posters to put up around Campus (particularly the library / SU / halls) to get the ball rolling.
Have you got a burning leavers book question that needs answering by our experts? Do you have any problems or queries about your yearbook project, or yearbooks in general which must be solved?
Looking for clever ways to ‘jazz up’ your do-it-yourself yearbook design? How about trying some frames and effects on your photos? You will need access to photo-editing software such as Corel Paint Shop or Adobe Photoshop, online options include FotoFlexer and Picnik (SPC’s Yearbook Designer Live! and Yearbook Creator both include image enhancing and frame options for you to use).