Last night I could barely sleep, but when my adviser and I opened the first box, we both melted with happiness. Just to see how far my staff had come from camp when we made a theme board to an actual 300 page publication was absolutely amazing. 

I mean sure, I found another typo in the colophon (whoops) and some photos didn’t turn out how we anticipated, but it’s beautiful and it’s ours and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. 


Sorry for being a little bit of a slacker. I never finished showing the Hayfield 2009 book!

The opening and end sheet of Hayfield’s 2009 book really take the map on the cover to a whole new level. The endsheet is basically a repeat of the cover, but you see the whole image. I can imagine people signing on the lines too, so it seems as though the staff kept their readers in mind when designing. A bit of advice: if you do a black end sheet, as a fund raiser on D-Day your staff should sell metallic sharpies so you can make some extra money.

Because the readers probably didn’t understand the whole map thing from the cover and endsheet, the opening spread was an actual map. This map is made more meaningful when head shots with quotes are attached to places on the map. The quotes also come with a page number, so readers can go directly to that story. The only downside of including real stories is that you would have to send the opening spreads later because you wouldn’t have all of the stories by the time D1 is due. Needless to say, I think showcasing stories on the first page is a fantastic way to grab the attention of your readers.

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying their time off from school and work. Don’t do too much yearbook over the holidays!