Nothing brings your yearbook pages to life like amazing page backgrounds. Page backgrounds will set the tone of your yearbook. Solid colours can give your yearbook a clean or modern feel. Page backgrounds with patterns or textures (like wood or aged parchment, for example) can make your yearbook feel more rustic, homely or ‘retro’.
Simply put, fonts affect the appearance and style of writing.
You should think carefully about your font choices, as it can affect how easy your yearbook is to read, and even the mood of your yearbook.
Are you stuck in a colourful rut? Don’t know your chartreuse from your cerulean? Just what is puce, anyway? (Hint: these are all colours.)
Don’t despair. Choosing colours is easy if you follow a few simple rules – and you can even apply these to your everyday wardrobe choices.
How often do you post to Instagram without a caption? In my case almost never. Captions are the third most read part of a publication, after the heading and sub-heading, so they definitely don’t go unnoticed. Yearbook photos tell a visual story and captions are great at extending that story.
Thinking of sticking with plain block colour background in your yearbook? Try taking your leavers’ book design one step further by using patterned backgrounds. Patterns don’t have to be bold and ‘in yer face’ – subtle stripes and profound polkadots are more our bag. We’ve put together a few examples showing you how to use patterned backgrounds in our online editor, Yearbook Hub.
If you’ve walked into your local newsagents in the past twelve months, you’re bound to have seen a growing collection of colouring books for grown-ups. Art therapy has rapidly increased in popularity, so much so, we think a colouring page would make a fantastic addition to your yearbook!
Thought it only happened in the 80’s? Well I’m please to tell you bold, bright and in your face is back and looks fantastic in a yearbook!
I grew up in the 80’s, listened to Culture Club and loved jelly shoes, but that’s beside the point. Choosing a design that’s going to be to everyone’s liking is tough, even close to impossible, but you won’t go far wrong with a timeless pattern-based yearbook design. Geometric shapes and patterns have been back in fashion for a while now, and we’re going to look at how this trend can be used in your yearbook design.
This is one of the best yearbook ideas to get memories and stories from your school years into the yearbook.
Magazine (or Newspaper) articles should not be used to tell the story of your entire time at school. When was the last time you picked up a magazine and read an article which detailed the events of the last seven years of someone’s life? Nor should they be used excessively. They work best if you just include three or four, spaced out through the yearbook.