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Pinterest Picks: Lock It Up

Letterpress printing, the normal form of printing text from the mid-15th century until the 19th century, is making a serious comeback right now. In letterpress printing, letter blocks, images, and wooden spacers are “locked” into a frame that holds the layout together for printing, then the printer covers them with ink to create an imprint onto the page.

While this sort of printing isn’t possible in yearbook design, it is possible to create a similar look with typography lock-ups. This style creates a tight layout of text with often mismatched fonts. Lock-up designs can be used over photos, or they can add a decorative element on their own to supplement a page or story that lacks a photo. Here are a few inspiring examples from our Pinterest page:

Pinterest Picks: Typographic Lock-ups | Picaboo Yearbooks

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