Traditionally the brochure has been 7" (W) x 8.5" (H). I am open to an alternative size if your design warrants it. Keep in mind we are on a limited budget and can not pay for die cuts or other creative features that will be costly to print.
I will need a file appropriate for printing (i.e. EPS) and a PDF.
The colors for this ceremony are a deep red (ex. RGB 165/0/35), black and silver (prefer metallic). These colors should be used almost exclusively in the cover art. I am open to having additional colors incorporated if you feel that it lends to the overall feel of the design. You can alter the deep red to suite your design. Feel free to use the colors at will - for example any of the colors can be used as the background.
I have attached one abstract design that I came up with. I don't want this to limit your creativity but I think this conveys the emotion of the theme. In my design the theme "Oh, the places you'll go" is supposed to flow with the wave but when I did this in Quark the final didn't save properly as a pdf so for purposes of sharing I recreated it in Publisher.
The following must appear on the cover:
1. The theme "Oh, the places you'll go!"
2. Manhattan Beach Middle School
June 22, 2010
Feel free to use other positive lines from the poem in the cover art.