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June 21, 2018

2018 Thank You!

This week we celebrated another successful spring yearbook season at Friesens! Now I know you are wondering…Why are you celebrating? Isn’t this what you do? Friesens is a yearbook company after all… Well actually, Friesens makes all kinds of books in addition to yearbooks. We’re busy printing trade books, coffee table books, presentation boxes, and […]

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April 19, 2018

10 Top Yearbook Design Rules

1) Grids for Page Clarity Grids are of different shapes and sizes and are quite flexible to your needs Useful for aligning elements of your page providing a neat, logical design Two, three or four column grids, which works best depends on your page content – more columns are ideal with full page editorial content […]

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January 18, 2018

9 Top Yearbook Design Trends for 2018

Happy New Year! I am a little in shock that it’s 2018 already. I thought the school year just started a minute ago. To get this year started, I thought we should talk about design. What’s happening, what’s new and where are we going. I have found there are differing opinions to what’s happening in […]

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November 15, 2017

Top 15 Ideas to Sell more Yearbooks

Are you having trouble selling yearbooks? It isn’t easy in the world of instant images, instant memories, and everyone having their own camera to sell yearbooks. Let me assure you with planning and a bit of work it is possible. Here are 15 ideas to help you create interest or the proverbial buzz to help […]

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November 07, 2017

The November Yearbook To-Do List

I’m not sure about you, but for some reason it feels like the days are passing by a little too quickly. I was just getting used to it being the middle of October and it’s over! What?! Let’s slow things down a bit okay. So, what should be occupying your mind right now? Here is […]

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October 16, 2017

6 Easy Steps to Complete your Yearbok Portrait Pages

During the fall months, one of your main focuses for your yearbook project is managing your portraits! As portraits are often the least exciting aspect of yearbook, it’s best to complete that part as early as you can! Or as I like to put it, “get it out of the way”. On top of that, […]

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October 05, 2017

21 Best Yearbook Terms You Should Know

1. BLEED Layout, type or pictures that extend beyond the trim marks on a page. Illustrations that spread to the edge of the paper without margins are referred to as “bled off”. 2. BODY COPY The main text of the work but not including the headlines. 3. CANDID A photo that records action without the […]

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September 28, 2017

Yearbook Cover Inspiration

Now that you have your theme picked out, you need to think about your cover design. Most of the time picking a theme and coming up with your cover work hand in hand. So hopefully I have caught you early enough to help with some cover ideas. Here are some of the cover submissions from […]

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September 26, 2017

5 mistakes schools make on their theme

Once you commit to your theme and start down the path of making everything relate back to it, it’s going to be very hard to change. Let me tell you a few things to watch out for so get started in the right direction. Things to avoid: Copying another school’s theme because you think its cool […]

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September 19, 2017

Design Style Guides

One of the difficult tasks you will be faced with during the year is making sure your team/group/club/students are all on the same page. Not only with the project and the deadlines you have to achieve, but also with the finished design of your Cover, Endsheets, and Pages. Your editors, designers, and photographers are going […]

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