A mark is something we make, binding us together. From making friends to making connections, decisions, mistakes—to taking whatever comes our way and then making it work, making it up, or even just making it on time. The SVA experience has made a mark on us. We created a yearbook for the graduating class of 2021. A yearbook that reflects everyone’s individual creative mark, celebrating the class’ diversity in thought, creation, and people. The book is an homage to everyone’s unique identity.
The challenge of the grid of the yearbook is you want it to be cohesive throughout the entire book but have it not get boring as you flip through a picture book, so creating a variable grid was my solution. I created 4 rectangle blocks in set ratios that I could use within the rules I set up. Quadrants 1 and 2 are the left page and quadrants 3 and 4 are the right page. You start in quadrant 1 and then go to 2, then 3, then 4 (if your block starts in 1 and reaches into quadrant 2, then you go right to quadrant 3 since quadrant 2 is now already used).