As guide and collaborator, Louis Schalk has conceived of and produced yearbooks with the students of Albuquerque Academy over the past 15 years.
Chaos is what we have lost
2016 Charger Yearbook
Head Editors Flannery Cowan & Anjali Kumar
Comprised of 9 individual books housed in a custom box, the publication invited uncertainty and loss of control. The students used a Terrance McKenna quote to structure and inspire the publication.
Ad Astra: A Guide
2015 Charger Yearbook
Head Editor Andy Chen
Exploring both the scientific and the literary, the hand-held book organized the entire student body by their zodiac sign. The didactic and practical publication acts as a guide to the stars.
2010 Charger Yearbook
Head Editors Mindy Guo Monica Schwartz
The book features a choose-your-own-adventure novel written collectively by the student body. Individual subjects and excerpts were passed between English classes to create the overall structure of the piece. Didactic panels revealed the framework of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey.
2009 Charger Yearbook
Head Editors Santiago Leyba Elsa Swanson
The book features individually customized icons and 100 word essays representing every student at the school. On pages that a student appears, their icon would also appear, becoming an active part of the layout. Photos and essays throughout address individual voice and pay homage to the students love of their hometown.
An AA Almanac: Physical Charts of Statistical Particulars
2008 Charger Yearbook
Head Editors Caitlin Cole Anh-Tu Nguyen
Inspired by Edward Tufte’s exploration of The Visual Display of Quantative Information, the students set out to catalog every detail of their city, state, and country. From GIS mapping of the community’s home addresses and representing every lightbulb on campus to researching UFO landing sites and water supply chains, the students devised sophisticated visual representations of large data sets.
2003 Charger Yearbook
Head Editors Sabina Zimmer Marina Solomon
For the 50th anniversary of the school the students designed a virtual museum that featured an archive of historic photos, faculty and staffed posed as famous paintings, and students framed as works of art. The table of contents featured a map of the museum they designed as readers navigated the book as a walking tour.