Prior to APEX, the themes of Burnaby North yearbooks have typically followed light and whimsical colour schemes. Taking inspiration from Swiss design and minimalist trends, our intention when designing this publication was to deviate from the norm and surprise students with dark colours, modernist elements, and an asymmetrical layout.
The concept of APEX is meant to demonstrate that while each student at Burnaby North has undergone a different journey, they each strive to achieve their full potential. As our school is situated on top of a hill, we felt that it would be appropriate to focus our theme around "the path to the top." This ties into the theme of APEX through several elements, including section names and focal images.