Its graduation / yearbook season, and I was recently surprised to find my late (100 this year) mother’s high school yearbook — especially since it was designed with such stylish panache. I was looking for some specimens of moderne typography, and lo and behold, the Oriole from Evander Childs High School NYC jumped off the shelf as though straight from the Bauhaus — with a layover in Paris. Maybe it was influenced by Vanity Fair?

The cover is obviously hand lettered in a very modernistic (slightly illegible) manner (in fact, I thought it was titled “Circle.”) The interior headlines are set in Kabel and text type seems to be Futura — and a progressive use of lower case and spaced-out as well. Cool for a high school.

Evander Childs High School yearbook from 1936 displays vintage design.

The cover of the Evander Childs High School yearbook from 1936.

Even the promos in the back for for designy companies: Advertisements included Charles Steurer Press, The Bronx, University Insignia Company, The Towne Printers and the Strathmore Press, all in Manhattan. Not bad design for a New York City public high school.

Evander Childs High School yearbook from 1936 displays vintage design. Evander Childs High School yearbook from 1936 displays vintage design.

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