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September 11, 2023

National Yearbook Week 2023

National Yearbook Week is coming up October 1 – 7, 2023!  Proclaimed in 1987 by then-President Ronald Reagan, it was declared to recognize the importance of preserving memories and school tradition.  It’s a time to honour school yearbook programs and the students who work hard to compile all the year’s memories into a lasting, printed […]

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September 08, 2023

Frankfurt International Book Fair 2023

Friesens Corporation is excited to yet again be at the Frankfurt International Book Fair, October 18-22, 2023, in Frankfurt, Germany! This five-day event is widely recognized as the most important book fair in the world as far as book promotion, author exposure, book deals, and trade. It’s also the oldest book fair in the world; […]

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September 07, 2023

A Comprehensive Glossary of Yearbook Terms

Yearbooks are a gateway to the past – a memory capsule of the best friends we had in high school, our favorite teachers, and all the ups and downs along the way. Behind the colorful pages are many technical terms that are used in the yearbook world. So, whether you’re a student involved in the […]

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May 15, 2023

The Psychology of Fonts

When creating text communications, the words you’re sharing is only half of what you’re sharing with the world. The rest comes from the visuals of how you present your information. So what is Font Psychology? Simply put, it’s the study of how we perceive fonts to have certain emotions or associations. This can be broken […]

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May 05, 2023

Friesens Employee Promotes Essential Services of STARS Air Ambulance

 Friesens has supported STARS Air Ambulance for several years and has had a long-standing relationship with them because of the vital service they provide, not only to local communities but to rural, remote areas, arriving in a fraction of time it would take any other emergency vehicle. STARS is a charitable, non-profit organization funded by […]

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April 27, 2023

What Bradley Wilson Keeps In His Camera Bag

Every four years, we get the honour and excitement to print a book for the Association of Texas Photography Instructors. We were on hand in February for the launch of Volume V of the Best of Texas Scholastic Photography and managed to catch up with one of their Senior Consultants. Dr. Bradley Wilson is currently […]

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March 15, 2023

Providing Accessible Journalism by Katie Moreno

Yearbooks are a form of journalism as they document the events, people, and atmosphere of your school. Student journalists work tirelessly to capture the spirit of their school year with words and photographs, so it is important that student publications are accessible to all audiences. Through meticulously compiled stories and images, the yearbook captures moments […]

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March 02, 2023

Pantone Colours

This appears to be a year for changes in Adobe products. Being a subscriber of the Adobe Creative Cloud, I am accustomed to seeing a regular stream of updates. Generally, the changes are subtle and may even go unnoticed. Recently I wrote about the changes coming to Adobe products where Type 1 fonts will no […]

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February 15, 2023

The Argument Against Senior Quotes

Senior quotes are a bad idea for yearbook staffs – here’s why One of a senior’s most anticipated traditions can become a yearbook adviser’s worst nightmare Flipping through the yearbook at the end of the year is one of the many things that graduates look forward to and senior quotes are a time-honored tradition many […]

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January 16, 2023

Mirrorless vs DSLR Cameras

Have you given any thought of going mirrorless? I don’t mean to suggest that you should break your mirrors. Not in your home, and not in your camera. Actually, don’t break any mirrors, not a good idea and nobody wants to clean that up. Ok, there is a point to this, so please keep reading! […]

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