Themes can elevate a yearbook to make it memorable and unique. Creating a cool theme can help bring all the year’s photos and yearlong memories together. On the other hand, figuring out the theme can be a bit daunting.
Below are some ideas of how to create an interesting theme and how to weave it throughout your yearbook to make it really stand out.
USE WHAT YOU HAVE
Take a look and see if any of their themes could work for you. If you don’t see something that you would like to work with, there are TONS of different ways that you can come up with a fun theme on your own. Here are some unique ideas.
FUN WITH COLOR
WHAT'S THE HAPS?
Once you have a few ideas, brainstorm what types of things you can incorporate into the yearbook. See which one makes the most sense and run with it!
LOOK AROUND YOU
For example, one year our yearbook featured a beautiful mural created by all of the student’s artwork. Each student decorated a puzzle piece and it was turned into a beautiful mural. The idea translated into a theme as puzzle pieces were used down the side of every page and in some cases as backgrounds.
FUN WITH MASCOTS
STUDENT COVER ART
Some schools hold a cover art contest where students design and submit their own original cover art. The winning cover art could be translated into a theme. For example, our school once had a winning cover art design with the word “star” in it. We took this opportunity to extend that cover and translated it into a theme. We used galaxy backgrounds and space and planet clipart throughout the yearbook.
Check our our blog post on how to run a cover contest here.