We could put a picture kaleidoscope with the ‘faces’ of Grace. The word kaleidoscope means “a continually changing pattern of shapes and colors.” At Grace there are many different ethnic groups, and things change – people change, classes change, and teachers change. A kaleidoscope is one object but with many different pieces inside it. When you turn the scope the pictures change and you see a different picture. When you look at a different aspect of Grace the ‘picture’ changes. Sports have to be organized from the beginning. Players have to be picked, practices have to be scheduled, and games have to be planned. Once you get this all organized you have a wonderful time learning and playing as a team. A kaleidoscope is intricate and put together quite well. There are tons of tiny mirrors inside this little tube with colorful beads at the end. When you turn the end of the scope the beads move around and the colors and pictures change. You get a new beautiful picture of bright colors and shapes, different from the one before. When you look at a different sport the ‘picture’ changes but it is still part of the whole as a sport and under the title of sports. If you take a look at basketball you have this great picture of a team working together, then if you change and look at a different sport you still have the team, just a different sport and therefore a new picture. That’s almost like a kaleidoscope. Changing pictures all a part of the whole kaleidoscope.
To represent K. visually this picture is an example of what could be the beginning sheets to a topic or class at school, which could then be distorted, resized, reshaped, and have text wrapped around it so that it is both visually appealing, and can look really great as a finished result. To maintain the consistency of the theme K., A general collection of geometric shapes, illusions, and refractions could be imputed into various picture selections, and text positions, and could flow behind text and also be intertwined between spreads to make it look like it is all connected. For classes, academics, sports, and other topics, K. can be represented, by how it is a reflection, a mirror image, and geometric patterns that could tie into the way we play sports, class projects, and the technicalities of GIS.
When we look into a kaleidoscope, we see different patterns and different colors. Different beads inside the kaledioscope are reflected into a mirror and produces a unique pattern. The Cover should represent this concept and also reflect our school at the same time. One way to this is by making a pattern of a kaleidoscope using pictures that we will take during this year. This might look bit stuffed in if we use lots of pictures but if we can use decent sized pictures ( quite small) and group this pictures with similar colors, I think we will be able to make a ONE collage like kaleidoscope pattern. At the back we can put different but similar pattern( maybe using the same pictures but in different pattern) of the kaleidoscope doing the same thing. This also follows a concept of a Kaleidoscope because in a kaleidoscope same pattern is never repeated again. Before we look into the kaleidoscope, the beads are just sitting there in a pile. We see the unique pattern when we actually stick our eye in the kaleidoscope and look at it. At the middle we can show radom photos falling onto a pile of photos. This part of the book is what the readers see first when it is on a bookshelf. When someone takes this book out from his or her bookshelves and actually look at the Cover, he will notice that the pictures on the pile made a unique pattern just like a kaleidoscope.
With a kaleidoscope, we can do many different several very razzle-dazzle pizzazz shiny good happy things on the superb kaleidoscope cover that is very diverse in that we can do numerous concise powerful forceful ingenious supernatural things on the excellent kaleidoscope... Kaleidoscopes have endless patterns. It can be shown by graphically representing the concept of infinity on the covers, and the spine to show continuity. A swirl of hexagonal (or other polynomial) shapes would be a great design if they all connected and left no space in between. The hexagons themselves combined can look like one huge kaleidoscope by making appropriate border lines. The hexagons will have many small hexagons within themselves to show many colorful patterns as well as pictures from the school year. So next to each tiny hexagon that is colored (preferably glowing), there will be a picture of the year. This way, many photos that didn’t make it to the slideshow or the yearbook can be used, and we can show many other people’s faces. In the front cover, there will be a giant hexagon made up of some of the tiny hexagons, and somehow make it show a glimmer of a tiger which is our logo. The spine can be decorated in a similar manner and the spaces in between can be covered with colorful partial hexagons.
What we can do is we can get something like the sign of the movie company “Spyglass Entertainment”. Their symbol is a silhouette of a guy that is looking through a spyglass. We can do a close-up on a person’s silhouette so only half of the side of his face will show. Then, we can let him look through a silhouetted kaleidoscope with the title Kaleidoscope on it. Then on the back we can have some rays coming out from the kaleidoscope that will make nice pretty colorful pattern on the back. So the cover is simple but the back is colorful.
Kaleidoscope. Graphically, we would represent this as almost a spider web with the center on the spine. However, spider webs have softer lines and curves, while our ‘spider web’ would have geometric shapes like diamonds, rectangles, heptagons, pentagons, etc. I would say no rounded shapes. The ‘spider web’ has its center ¼ up from the bottom on the spine of the book and branches out to both the front and the back. Interspersed randomly in the shapes are different pictures which show different facets of our school from the different ‘topics’ (student life, academics, sports, etc.). The kaleidoscope should end up being more or less circle-shaped and does not extend off of the pages. The name, ‘kaleidoscope’ would be in the bottom right of the front page where the kaleidoscope does not extend to. Kaleidoscope should be in white with a soft font. The kaleidoscope itself should be black with thick lines. The pictures should be ultra-colorful and really stand out. The back-ground should be a dark gray.
On the front cover, an image that comes to mind readily for this theme is, of course, a Kaleidoscope pattern. However, instead of having just a generic pattern of pretty colors, have a design made up of students or colored silhouettes of students. Also, somewhere within or around that design, a swirl of random words, ideas, or facts somehow related to students in the school would enhance the graphical idea even more.
We have a darker kaleidoscope background and then we have outlines of students and inside the outlines the kaleidoscope shine brighter.
For this theme, i think that the cover of the yearbook should be very colorful and eye catching. One idea for this is a person looking through a kaleidascope and then showing what he sees. For what he sees, i think we should have secondary students faces in a design of a kaleidascope.
With different silhouettes of Grace Students (involved various Grace activities). The students could be a part of the design- making a design of their own- or they could be negative space- the students could be black with the design happening behind/ around them or the background could be black and the design be shown in the silhouettes.
I think for the cover it would be a good idea to have a bunch of triangles of pictures that join in the middle, like in the picture below, but instead have lots of pictures of students close up, not like students of pictures playing sports or something, but more closer up. not all the images should be facing the same way, some can be upside down or at an angle like in this picture. we should make each picture tinted a different color and we can have artistic people like note draw a design over the top of everything that includes the title "KALEIDOSCOPE 10- 11" on it that stands out.
But put all different people so there will be like 12 diff people in there. Tint each slice with a diff color.
Secondary Headlines, Font (possibly), Font Size
In general, sports are like a kaleidoscope, one thing, just many pieces. There are all types of sports at Grace and so we could continue the above but put the kaleidoscope as sports in general and then focus on each sport individually. Put a different face or sport in each shape.
The theme of themes, cast among others, Kaleidescope, reverts and reflects all that is held at heart and dear at GIS. Clashes of students, mirrors of fans, and figures of the senior class were emitted in the scene. Models posing, floorboards streaming, and classmates clashing in the arches of the Lunchroom. Glass breaking, people praying, God listening, as the population strives to get A's. Reflexions of ourselfs, and random pictures of the week collide and created a mixture. A mixture of which, Culture, Religious beleifs, Race, and Division has no room to fill. The light is shown brightly, and the students faith revising, and the way we live goes on, and they way we think changes, and is continously reflecting Grace. How could this theme be related to Grace. Kaleidescope: a reflexion, an intermixing, a light force trending, and ourselfs remembering. A place of reflexion, a sactuary of wisdom, and a world of Diversity knocking at the door. Kaleidescope, provides room for all of this, and still retains its complexities, and its own theme and basis of idea.
We can do this by using the concept of the kaleidoscope again. Just like a kaleidoscope's unique pattern, we can use pictures for each division of the yearbook ( pictures that reflects the division) that shows different people (different age, gender and race) doing something (playing sports etc) and making a uniquie one group (like a team). I am pretty sure there are different groups for all division. Another way is to, get pictures for each of these division and professionally chop the pictures into many different smaller segments. We can then transfrom a bit to form some kind of pattern using the chopped photo. (This is also follows the concept small beads making one big pattern) The third way is to make a somekind of flower looking colorful pattern like collage. With Four to Six Petals that represent each section of the yearbook. We can do this by using photos that represent the sections. And at the beginning of that section the petal (with groups if pictures) will sort of pop out by enlarging that part. So we can keep this flower thing and maintain consistancy and at the same time identify the section using the pop out method.
Each section of the yearbook can be decorated with numerous kaleidoscopes on the side, but not as much as they would look distracting. The kaleidoscopes will have the same pattern per section, and just like the cover, there will be many different pictures that are mini-sized. So, no one section will have the same pattern of kaleidoscopes. We can put one representative kaleidoscope showing a symbol for that particular section. For example, for sports, it can be a mixture of different types of balls. For academics, it can be novels, labs, and paintings combined. We should leave no empty spaces per page except for the parts where there are words. The main pictures per page should also be cropped to shape more like a kaleidoscope.
For the different divisions, we can have the idea where the kaleidoscope changes pattern. So around the edges, there will be a pattern that looks like it came from a kaleidoscope and the next page will be similar but it will be slightly different. Then if we keep flipping the edges and the outlines will change their pattern. So if we flip through the edges quickly, we can actually see a kaleidoscope style pattern movement on the outline of the spreads. For each division, we can measure out a distinctive pattern for each division and as the pattern changes into a whole new different pattern, the division of that pattern will end and when there is a whole new pattern starting that is totally different from the pattern at the start of the division, then that will indicate a new division.
Graphically we can have the same concept of a kaleidoscope (different images forming one cool pattern) while differentiating between how the pictures are divided. For instance, in sports, the lines could be in the shapes of sporting equipment. For student life, there could be student life-related lines/shapes (such as a computer-shape with a picture of guys at 108 in it). For Academics, we could use outlines of text-books, grades, and rulers.
Within each individual section, a broken collage of images having to do with that particular section arranged like reflections in a broken mirror could be the greeting for that section. At that point, have a few stories or quotes from people in the photos in the collage in that particular section about an experience of theirs.
Student Life: The theme can show how we all accept each other for who we are and where we come from, by mixing the pictures of different groups into one kaleidoscope image. Academics: I think with Academics we should only do a small amount of kaleidoscope and let the Academics speak mostly for tham selves. Sports: I think it would be cool to do some of the balls, equipment etc. as kaleidoscopes. Classes: I think we leave classes pretty much as they are if we need to make them more exciting then we can.
For the divisions of the yearbook, I think there should be few pictures that can represent the part of that division, and with those pictures i think we should make all the picture into a design or shape of a image that you can see through a kaleidascope.
We could have the same type of design as the cover. But the design/color of the kaleidoscope could change depending on the section and the silhouettes could be section specific – ie in sports we’d only have silhouettes of athletes, classes would have silhouettes of various people doing class stuff
For each division of the yearbook we can have the same idea of mixing pictures, making collages out of them but also we can collaborate doodles or more artistic looking things into it around the main picture, like this.
We could put each like header thing like in some crazy retro font. OR like a broke up title font. or soemthing. . .