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2019 design trends
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Currently Trending: Design trends for 2019

Complement your yearbook content with some eye-catching, on-trend design! Last year, we wrote about the emergence of retro design, bold colours and geometric shapes for 2018. These are still popular,…

yearbook photography
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Yearbook Photography: Capturing school spirit

What is the first thing your students look at when they receive their new yearbook? It’s probably not the Principal’s Address or the in-depth piece on the science faculty. Most…

internet tools
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The Top Ten Internet Tools You’ve Never Heard Of

The internet is full of useful tools that can help simplify almost any task. This article will introduce you to some handy websites that you may not have heard of…

Cookbook fundraiser
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Food for Thought: Is a school cookbook the perfect fundraiser?

Browse most family kitchens and you will find an abundance of cookbooks, written recipes and pages torn from magazines of cakes and desserts. Regardless of heritage, age or occupation, food…

Ginny Gartland Yearbook Interview
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Interview with Ginny Gartland

Interview conducted and written by John Shafer, Director of Spacific Creative Introduction Working at Cockle Bay School in Howick for over 20 years, Ginny Gartland has grown up with a…

Choosing Fonts
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Let’s Talk About Text: Choosing fonts for your publication

Fonts are like people – each one has a unique personality! Your font choice is a crucial element of your design style and will play an important role in setting…

print and digital yearbook
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Going Digital: Is a digital yearbook a better choice?

With technology constantly at our fingertips, it’s clear that the world is more digital than ever. How we absorb news, communicate with family, and pay our taxes has changed dramatically…

Engaging Content for your Yearbook
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Mix it Up! How to Create Engaging Yearbook Content

The best school yearbooks are a captivating blend of photography, graphics and text. They project the school’s vibrancy, culture and achievements in a single attractive publication. A key technique for…

choosing yearbook content
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Tips on Choosing Yearbook Content

Once your school decides to produce a yearbook, the next step is deciding what content to include. For most schools, it’s not a case of what to put in, but…

Yearbook Angela Little Communications Manager
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Interview with Angela Little

Interview conducted and written by John Shafer, Director of Spacific Creative Introduction Years ago, when visiting the archive room of Sacred Heart College in Auckland, I was struck by the…

diversity in yearbook
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Celebrating Diversity in Your School Yearbook

There’s a definite shift around the world towards inclusivity and better recognition of the many groups that comprise our society. Whether it’s the media, business culture or academic institutions, we…

yearbook purpose
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What’s in a School Yearbook? Content, Audience & Purpose

If your school is weighing up whether to produce an annual yearbook, try starting with some simple starter questions like: What is a School Yearbook? Who is the audience? What…

In-house or Outsource Computer Screen
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Yearbook Design: In-house or Outsource?

The new school year is underway, and projects like the school yearbook are probably not very high on your to-do list. Making some early decisions about how you will produce…

Online tools
Handy Online Tools for Your Yearbook 2048 1365 Spacific Creative

Handy Online Tools for Your Yearbook

The Internet has always been a fantastic resource for information, but as online applications grow in sophistication, we now have access to many online tools that can help you create…

Yearbook Planning
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Time Saving Tips for Yearbook Planning

Creating a yearbook is a pretty big undertaking. A 96-page yearbook can have 400 to 600 photos and over 30,000 words! So, what can you do to make the project…

Timeline creation
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Working to a Yearbook Timeline

It’s 2019 and you’re back at school, probably with thoughts about how the summer break seemed to fly by. However, the school year can also move at bewildering speed, to…

glitch effect
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Basic Design Principles for Yearbooks

Have you heard of the glitch effect? It’s a modern design trend that makes photographs looked like they’ve glitched; perhaps a distortion or a cluster of visible pixels. Then there’s…

2019 content
What’s in, What’s out for 2019 Content 2048 1365 Spacific Creative

What’s in, What’s out for 2019 Content

Most schools have a full calendar of events, activities and occasions, so it can be hard deciding what content to include in your yearbook and what to leave out –…

abstract design
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Design Inspiration for 2019

They might say that ‘screen design is the new design,’ but not when you are producing a yearbook for print. School yearbook design has come a long way, even in…

photo editing
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Photo Editing for Your School Yearbook

The iPhone made photography universal, instant and spontaneous – glossy magazines like Elle now have whole cover photo shoots done on a mobile phone – but the one thing that…

Writing your school's story - the right way
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Writing Your School’s Story — the Right Way

Did you know that according to empirical research, we overestimate our own reading comprehension when we read on screen compared to paper? Anne Mangen, Chair of the Action, working at…

Finding Your Yearbook 'A' Team
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Finding Your Yearbook ‘A’ Team

Recent news that tennis superstars Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev would not play in the Davis Cup, prompted Kosmos CEO Javier Alonso to retort, “teams are more important than players1.” You…

Design Style Guide
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How Local Landmarks Can Help Design Your School Yearbook

The creative options in yearbook design are endless — colour choice, fonts and the style you select will all influence the final product. It can be a little overwhelming! To…

Photography Camera Lens
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How to Organise Your School’s Yearbook Photography

High flash photography – the art of blasting light everywhere – is very popular at the moment. Senior report at Racked, Eliza Hood, says the key elements of this ubiquitous…

Cover Design - Westlake Girls Highschool
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How to Design a Captivating Cover for Your Yearbook

At Spacific Creative, our years of experience have taught us that sometimes people do judge a book by its cover. That’s why we recommend spending a little extra time to…

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Lifesaving Project Management Software

The key to a successful yearbook pretty much comes down to good project management. There are a lot of people, tasks and content involved, and good project management can save…

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Yearbook Tips from the Experts

We’ve had some great feedback from two of the schools we design yearbooks for, and we’d like to share their tips with you. Putting together your next yearbook will be…

trends
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Yearbook Design Trends for 2018

If you’re going to spend the time putting together a whole heap of great content for your yearbook, then you’ll want a great design to match. A stylish design will…

How to Create a Stunning Yearbook 2048 2048 Spacific Creative

How to Create a Stunning Yearbook

Starting a new yearbook from scratch can be daunting. We should know – we’ve created yearbooks with more than 100 schools over the past 16 years. With some good planning…