The Classic Theme with Added Fun
When it comes to designing a yearbook, there are so many themes to choose from. However, for those who want to get a little more creative and think outside the box, an abstract yearbook theme is a perfect choice. We like to refer to our abstract theme as the ‘classic’ theme for people who see things a little bit differently.
Why use an abstract yearbook theme?
With the abstract theme, there are no rules. Just be creative and express yourself. We do have some suggestions to make sure you control your creativity enough to make a great looking yearbook. An abstract yearbook theme will quench the design tastes of your leavers’ year group – hence why we’ve called it ‘awesome’.
The beauty of the abstract theme is its flexibility. An abstract design transcends age groups, making it a perfect fit for primary schools, secondary schools, Year 13, and university groups. And the good news is that it’s easy to achieve. In Yearbook Hub, our online yearbook software, you can save time by using a range of pre-designed abstract yearbook backgrounds, elements, and clipart.
4 Ways to easily abstract your yearbook design!
- When it comes to colours, let your imagination run wild. Who likes white space anyway? Fill it up with colour and make it fun. Colour is the essence of creating an abstract look. There’s not a lot we can recommend here, as it really is down to your imagination. But don’t be afraid to use two or three colours on each page. Bright, punchy designs made up of simple shapes result in perfect backgrounds to house your wonderful content.
- Patterns and shapes are key elements of the abstract theme. Google image search ‘abstract’ and you will see what we mean. Use patterns and shapes of different sizes through the yearbook to create a great abstract look. Get to grips with geometric shapes. Tessellated triangles work really well, but use them sparingly to avoid distracting the reader from the stars of the show, your photos and text.
- Picture frames are another area where you can get creative with the abstract theme. Rather than having a consistent frame that is used on every image, mix it up a bit. Play around with different styles on some photos. Variety is the spice of life.
- Finally, give your titles the edge with angular fonts. Fonts such as Caesar Dressing and Kelly Slab work well (both are available in Yearbook Hub). Remember to use something readable for your student comment entries. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try a 3D font? While it isn’t essential for an abstract theme, the two do look good together.
In summary, the abstract theme is one of our favourite yearbook ideas. All the simplicity of a classic theme, but with added fun. Imagine you designed yourself a classic yearbook, had it printed, sat it down in front of you, pulled out a pack of marker pens, and doodled all over it. Decorating each page with shapes and patterns, and framing each photo in a unique style. You would have turned a classic theme into an abstract theme. We think that using an abstract theme is a great idea. You get the style and structure of a classic theme, but with added character!