South Western School District
Award-Winning Print Materials
VIG has provided award-winning printed materials for South Western School District for more than 20 years, including everything from art books and commencement programs to calendars and more. Thanks to that long-term partnership, we’ve created many innovative pieces to showcase student work, honor achievements, and build a stronger school community.
Check out some of our schoolwork.
South Western School District (SWSD) Print Projects
Over the years, VIG has created art books for the high school and junior high school, commencement programs, annual calendars, student curriculum guides, and more.
Phoenix & Equus Art Books
The Phoenix art books are for the high school. In the beginning, the SWSD supplied student artwork and we photographed it and created the layout for the printed book. Recently, the district has shifted the photography to the students to give them some practice and publication experience, while VIG provides layout and fulfillment. Each book is perfect bound and is approximately 50 glossy pages. Each year, SWSD prints roughly 1,000 copies and gives them out or sells them to raise awareness and funds for the arts.
The Equus art books feature student artwork from the junior high school. VIG continues to photograph the artwork and handle layout and fulfillment. The books are usually saddle-stitched according to industry standards and the client’s preferences.
Annual Calendars, Commencement Programs & Curriculum Guides
For these yearly calendars, South Western supplies VIG with imagery and we handle layout and fulfillment. The calendars are coil bound.
VIG completes the commencement programs on a 2-day turnaround at the end of each school year. They are simple 8-page pamphlets with inserts, printed on standard stock and saddle-stitched to accommodate the fast turnaround and tight district budget while providing a keepsake for commencement attendees.
SWSD has won several American Scholastic Press Association Awards for the Phoenix art books, including:
- First Place – 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2002, 2000, 1994, 1992
- First Place with Special Merit – 2014, 2013, 2011, 2008, 2003-2005, 2001, 1995-1999
- Most Outstanding High School Literary-Arts Magazine – 2004, 2000
- Most Outstanding Overall Art – 2013, 2008, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1992
- Best Color – 2003, 2002
- Best Photography – 2003
- Best Literary & Art Magazine – 2004
For quality print pieces that are worth sharing, turn to VIG.
Ready for More?
Check out some other recent projects we’ve been working on.