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December 02, 2019

CREATING A YEARBOOK STYLE GUIDE

The yearbook is a collaboration of many different people, so without guidelines you run the risk of having your book become unorganized and inconsistent.  If set up and used correctly, a style guide will set standards for staff working on different sections, to create a finished yearbook that is cohesive and consistent.  By creating a […]

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December 02, 2019

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the smell that emanates when you open a book has a name? Bibliosmia! Oliver Tearle, a lecturer in English at Loughborough University coined the term Bibliosmia in 2014 by combining the Greek words for ‘book’ and ‘smell’. Why do books smell the way they do?  Science tells us that old books […]

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December 02, 2019

CREATING TEMPLATES

You have been working on your theme and have brainstormed some ideas, now comes the time to start finalizing your page design.  One way to streamline this process while creating a consistent look throughout your book is to create a yearbook style sheet. To take the layout portion of your style guide to the next […]

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December 02, 2019

COVER DESIGN

As the old saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover.  While this proverb is good advice to follow when judging people, your yearbook is another matter entirely.  The cover of your yearbook is the first thing people see. It needs to attract attention while engaging people to pick up the book and […]

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October 21, 2019

Interviewing

Without writing, your yearbook is basically a photo album.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Pictures are worth a thousand words as the saying goes.  They will, without a doubt, be the first thing that students look at when they receive their books; but to really capture the history of the year you need information.  […]

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October 21, 2019

Answering the Call

Due to popular demand a 2nd print run of Answering The Calls: A Child’s View of the 94 Calls to Action are fresh off the press! This book will assist all ages to further facilitate understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action. Winnipeg School Division is pleased to offer the book […]

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October 21, 2019

Book Organization

Now that you have set your theme for the year it’s time to decide what will be on each page.  The first question you need to ask is how you will be organizing the order of your pages. The theme you have chosen may dictate that order.  A sectional approach is where you divide your […]

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October 21, 2019

Why You should have Deadlines

When you set up a deadline and work towards it, an almost magical thing happens: your book gets done.  It’s as simple as that. Deadlines help you to break down your yearbook publication into more manageable pieces.  This allows you to focus on different aspects of the yearbook, provides purpose and motivation and helps to […]

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October 21, 2019

Deciding on a Theme

Deciding on your theme could take the whole year if you let it, you will need to decide and commit in order to move forward with your yearbook.  A theme will provide you with guidance as you move through the process of organizing and designing your book.  But before we go too far, we need […]

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September 17, 2019

2019 Pantone Colour of the Year

Drumroll please…the Pantone Colour of the year is Living Coral!  In the words of The Pantone Colour Institute Living Coral 16-1546 is vibrant, yet mellow, that embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding […]

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