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Zeitgeist "Going Forward" 2017 Cover Revealed

Shana Blankenship
STUTTGART | May 24, 2017

The thermochromatic Panther cover, created by senior Sean Loeben, contains over 30 Photoshop layers and is activated by light and heat.
The thermochromatic Panther cover, created by senior Sean Loeben, contains over 30 Photoshop layers and is activated by light and heat. | Photo: Harrison Aiton

The hugely anticipated, top-secret, high-tech, 2017 Zeitgeist Cover was unveiled in a special ceremony at Stuttgart High Media Center. The thermochromatic Panther cover, created by senior Sean Loeben,contains over 30 Photoshop layers. Sean's assignment was Herculean. He workedwith three editors in chief (Lexi McLellan '17, Susanna Ortiz '17, andGabrielle Rizzo '17), 57 staff yearbook members,London-based Balfour representative Ms. KarenBurbach-Barker, and Balfour Publishing Inc. in Texas to honor the theme"Going Forward." His efforts, alongside the editors, won earlyaccolades by Balfour Publishing;the SHS book was selected as an InternationalSales Sample for 2018.

Zeitgeist (Spirit of The Times) means the dominant set ofideals and beliefs that motivate the actions of a society in a particularperiod of time.Sean incorporated theSnap Chat feeling of the times in a full-color, fade to a black, panther. Amatte gray background and gold foil embossed text enhance his presentation.

Sean's photography, creativity, and technical skillscaptured what the life and times of SHS felt like in October 2016;he wanted toremind all, 30 years from now, exactly how it felt to be present in the fall of2016. And when the photographs of the present fade to black as the temperaturecools,we are reminded that we areindeed "Going Forward."

Yearbooks are now on sale from Ms. Blankenship, the saleswebsite is closed. Supply is limited. They are 110.00 USD each and includes the2017 Spring Supplement (attached in the book) and a worldwide current eventssection. The larger 9" by 12" edition features our excellentphotography and writing. The Distribution and Autograph Party is June 1. We do not sell books at this event. Buy now;we will sell out soon.

Zeitgeist 2017 "Going Forward)

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