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Digital designing
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Designing for Digital: Colour, Imagery, Fonts & Content

Whether you are designing an online newsletter, yearbook or updating the school website, there is lots to consider when creating digital content. The colours you use, content you add, and…

Calendar pattern
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Keeping Up-To-Date: Is It Time for a School Calendar?

A school calendar is a popular choice for a school fundraiser and for good reason! Calendars are easy to create, popular and profitable. This article explores the benefits and processes…

Book Covers
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The Top 25 Book Covers to Inspire Creativity

Did you know that over 2 million new books are published globally each year? That is 2 million new opportunities for yearbook inspiration! Novels may not be the first place…

Yearbook page headings
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How to Perfect Your Yearbook Page Headings

Yearbooks are content dense and rely on good formatting and structure to make sense of the madness! Page headings help to organise content and inform the reader of the subject…

YOLO NZ Pinterest Phone
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Pinterest Boards

Pinterest is a great platform for collecting images for all types of hobbies and projects. You may already be using Pinterest in your personal life, but it is also a…

school yearbook publication
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Creating a Collaborative School Publication From Start to Finish

There are many types of school publications, from yearbooks to leavers’ books, calendars to newsletters. But one thing that all successful publications have in common is a personal connection with…

Design rules and myths
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Design Myths: Rules to break in your school publication

There are many Dos and Don’ts in design – use contrast, limit fonts, maintain whitespace! These guidelines are useful, but generalised rules can also restrict creativity and originality. Here we…

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8 Content Ideas to Include in Your 2020 Yearbook

With so many school staples from sporting events to camps being cancelled, it can be tricky to know what to include in your 2020 yearbook. Here are some COVID-19 article…

colour palette combinations
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Colour Palette Ideas for Your Next Yearbook

A cohesive colour palette plays a larger role than just making a page look pretty. Maintaining consistency with colour ensures that your design flows from start to end. For yearbooks,…

Free fonts
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20 Great Free Fonts for Your 2020 School Yearbook

There are a lot of great fonts on the market, but many are expensive or hard to find. Spacific Creative has compiled a list of great free fonts that are…

Yearbook spread
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Spacific Creative School Yearbook Design from 2019

The best design inspiration usually comes from seeing what others are up to! When speaking to yearbook coordinators, one of the most common requests we get is, “We would love…

Screenshot taking screen grab
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How To: Grab or save an image from your computer screen

WINDOWS 10 OPTION 1 Oct 2018 v1809 updates of Windows 10 have a quick and easy way to grab an image from screen. Simply press WINDOWS, SHIFT and S together,…

Photo on phone
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How To: Take a great photo with your phone

Rule of Thirds A classic rule that’s meant to be broken, but for beginners it can make framing a photo easier. Imagine your frame is split into a 3×3 grid.…

video on phone
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How To: Shoot a great video on your phone

Hold It Steady Most phones have built in stabilisers these days so little shakes from your hand will go unnoticed, but lots of big movements, panning all over the place…

Digital yearbook features
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Digital Features to Include in Your Yearbook

Much of the 2020 school year will likely be taught online. With students not physically in class and a lot of school events cancelled, your yearbook content may need to…

maintaining connection school
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Staying Connected With Your School Community Remotely

We are lucky to live in a digital age where we can adapt and creative ideas make all the difference.  The 2020 school year may feel uncertain, but there are…

Illustration and typography
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2020 Design, Illustration & Typography Trends for Yearbooks

In the large world of design, new styles of illustration and typography are always popping up! For 2020, we have collected the trends in branding, publishing and websites to help…

Yearbook design
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How to Maintain Simplicity in a Busy Yearbook

A yearbook full of content is a good thing for both your school and the reader. School events, important notices and great photography should all be highlighted – but how…

photo editing styles
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4 Photo Styles to Jazz up a Yearbook Page

Crisp, clear photos are crucial for any yearbook, but sometimes you need to mix it up! Photos serve many purposes, largely due to the different ways we can both capture…

2020 Colour Trends
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2020 Colour Trends for Your School Yearbook

With a new year and new decade in full swing, let’s predict what will be big in colour for 2020! Colour plays an important role in a school yearbook. It…

Digital school newsletters
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Digital School Newsletters: Keep your school up to date

Did you know that over 60% of New Zealanders now prefer to consume their daily news online?[i] Online news is easier to access and update than print media, so should your…

Yearbook Prep
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How to Yearbook Prep During the Off-Season

We all know yearbooks are a lot of work, especially in the last few months of the year. So how can we make this process easier next time around? Here…

Yearbook Printing Process
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The Yearbook Printing Process

The last 6 weeks of yearbook production are busy! You have spent the entire school year gathering and creating content, but this time is especially condensed and involves making sure…

Cartoon background design
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10 Page Background Ideas for Your Yearbook

Backgrounds are the canvas of your page and can be as detailed or as simple as you would like. While hidden behind writing and photos, your page background plays an…

Design Movement
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Movement in Design: How to create a visual path in your yearbook

Yearbook content may be static and two-dimensional but that doesn’t mean it needs to look that way! Creating the illusion of movement helps to carry the reader through the yearbook…

Photo collage page
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Why a Photo Collage for Your School Yearbook Is a Good Idea

If a picture is worth a thousand words, just think of the story you could tell with a photo collage!  Yearbooks that range from informal to formal can benefit from…

design inspiration
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Get Inspired: Design Inspiration for your yearbook

All great design starts with great inspiration! Regardless of whether you are new to yearbook design or a professional, we all benefit from viewing the work of others. Not only…

yearbook articles
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The Art of Storytelling: How to write great yearbook articles

With a yearbook packed full of great content, writing articles that stands out is no easy feat!  A good piece of writing comprises many elements. The topic, language, structure and…

Yearbook cover design
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First Impressions: Judging a yearbook by its cover

We all know first impressions are important, and these judgements can be quick to form! Within seconds, people are able to decide whether they like and trust a person, a…

Design tips for yearbook
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10 Design Rules for the Perfect Yearbook

With so many moving parts involved in designing and producing a yearbook, it is very easy to get stuck with overcomplicated design, competing styles, and mistakes when it comes time…