Yearbook Studios owners Jef Anderson and Noel Eberline celebrated their fifth anniversary with a party at the 7316 Madison St. storefront, Sept. 10. The business combines a retail space with a design studio. With a couple of notable design projects under their belt — the speakeasy-themed Kingslahger Brewery on Roosevelt Road and Ernest Hemingway’s childhood bedroom, both in Oak Park — they also managed a fashion coup recently when their custom-made “YB Faribault Blackwatch Patch Blanket” was featured in “T,” the New York Times gift guide on Sept. 11.

Anderson is a designer and strategist. Eberline’s background is in customer service for a large nonprofit trade association serving the information technology industry. Their design services include graphic design and branding, web design, interior design and consulting, retail consulting and original product design. 

But the most remarkable design of all may have been the 5th anniversary cake, created by Chris Vasilakis, which looked like an open yearbook. We mean really looked like a book. See for yourself. Apparently, she does this sort of thing as a hobby.