Yearbook Designs

Claire Enkosky - November 7th, 2013

New York Heritage has hundreds and hundreds of digitized yearbooks, which you can see and browse or search by school on our Yearbooks page.

Recently we've pinned nearly 100 of our favorite yearbook designs over on Pinterest.  You can see the board here:Yearbooks Over the Years.

My only disappointment with Pinterest is that you can't rearrange your pins.  I'd really love to sort these great yearbook covers by date to see the different design trends over the years, so I thought I'd do it here!

So what did our favorite yearbook covers look like...

In the conservative 20s?

Normalian 1923
Pioneer 1926
Watertown Yearbook 1927
Gridiron 1929







In the classic 30s?

Gridiron 1931
Clarksonian 1932
Ontarian 1935
Pioneer 1935







In the adventurous 40s?

Cardinal 1941
Coltonian 1943
Pioneer 1944
Watertown Yearbook 1949






In the angular 50s?

Clarksonian 1954
Hornet 1955
Ontarian 1955
Seymour 1958






In the shapely 60s?

Gridiron 1961
Memories 1961
Coltonian 1966
Jeffersonian 1967






In the psychedelic 70s?

Sandstoner 1970
Centralian 1973
Coltonian 1973
Clarksonian 1974






In the futuristic 80s?

Watertown Yearbook 1981
Keystoner 1983
Tatler 1985
Hornet 1986








In the graphic 90s?

Sandstoner 1990
Algonquin 1990
Morrisania 1992
Coltonian 1996






In the modern age?

Pioneer 2002
Tatler 2006
Memories 2009
Sandstoner 2009






One thing's for certain- your yearbook cover shouldn't be boring! Check out the rest of our favorites on Pinterest and tell us what design speaks to you.