We Have a Dream for Yearbooks

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:  ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, yesterday, let’s talk about inspiring and uplifting quotes. A good quote can be the building block you need to kick off the design of your yearbook. Vote on a few favorites and brainstorm on design elements that you can work into the art. Choose the one that works the best with ideas from your team.  Here are just a few possibilities:

“Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” ~Steve Jobs

Use a timeline theme for this quote with clocks and hourglasses, or create a futuristic look.

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein

Feature the bicycle described in the quote and continue that theme throughout the book with bike trails and art that looks like the spokes of the wheel.

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” ~George Washington Carver

Keys, keyholes and doors would be the main focus of this theme. This quote would work really well for a school with gold as one of its school colors.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Design around this theme with dream-like elements. Search Pinterest for ideas on what imagery should look like.

“The past doesn’t equal the future.” ~Anthony Robbins

This is a great quote to use mathematical clipart and backgrounds. An equation design would be a good way to illustrate this theme.

There are many other famous quotes out there for you to build upon for your theme. Promote your yearbook and the chosen theme with a character poster that you can customize through Inter-State Studio. These posters would also be a great way to allow students to vote on the quote they prefer for their yearbook.


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