IT’S ELEMENTARY

CREATING YOUR COVER

 

SOME TIPS TO HELPweb-1-Creating-Your-Cover

Check Herff Jones’ collection of pre-designed covers; see if you like any of those as a unifier for this year’s book. If not, look at ads, greeting cards and other printed materials for ideas, or consider a cover art contest to showcase student work.

CONSIDER A THEME

Having a unifying idea will make your book feel cohesive and will make this year’s book feel different than last year’s volume (see “Theme Worksheet.”)

CHOOSE SOME UNIFIERS

The cover art will set the tone for the book. Using colors, symbols, shapes and fonts found on the cover inside the book will make it feel planned and cohesive.

BE CREATIVE

If you’re doing your own cover, you can draw it, paint it, submit photos or create the entire masterpiece on the computer; it’s entirely up to you!web-2-Creating-Your-Cover

CREATE A RECORD

Don’t forget the year and the name of the school on the cover; it may seem obvious right now, but in years to come, that information will become even more valuable.

RELATED RESOURCES

Selecting a Theme
Using a Visual Theme
Using a Visual and Verbal Theme