Some high school yearbooks are just awful. In the 1930s, however, yearbook companies took chances with their design. Well, maybe not chances, but they worked in prevailing styles. My mom’s 1936 yearbook typography was kind of avant garde on the cover (can you read the title?) and stylishly streamlined (a la Vanity Fair) inside. I wish I had seen this when I was a young designer. It is inspiring.
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About Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →