I was recently contacted by a missionary who requested a Spanish version of the Bible Infographic. I provided him with a high-resolution file to have posters printed to give away to a local church and elementary school during an upcoming mission trip. The posters will be given away primarily to children who will appreciate the vibrant color scheme more so than the black and white version. Dios les bendiga!
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This is a pair of 18″ x 24″ poster design concept ideas. The Trihagion poster literally means “Thrice Holy” and is mentioned in scripture on two occasions: First in Isaiah 6:3 and then again in Revelation 4:8. The second poster in the pair was inspired by the 1 Corinthians 13 “Love Chapter”.
The Inspired Series silk screen print breaks away from the traditional word cloud layout while maintaining the same content as the original word cloud of the Bible. The source text was the 1984 New International Version of the Bible, and most common words and all numbers were removed. The total number of words shown in the poster is 148. This 18″ x 24″ poster is printed on thick 100# stock (your choice of either White or Natural). A limited quantity of 25/White & 25/Natural are now available at www.66clouds.com.
Well, the 60 day Kickstarter campaign (which flew by!) has finally come to an end and it looks as if The Books of the Bible Block Set is going to become a reality! A special thanks to all the supporters and generous backers who helped make it possible. Stay tuned as details related to the completion of the block set becomes available. The blocks are scheduled for production early May and should begin shipping out before the end of May. The Books of the Bible Block Set is a great gift and family heirloom that can be handed down from generation to generation. Pictures of the finished blocks will be posted as soon as they arrive. Thanks again to all who helped make this project a reality. Blessings.
This Bible Infographic highlights the statistical evidence that the Bible is divinely inspired by God. Unless God was intimately involved, the odds seem impossible that any book could ever be written over a period of about 1600 years, across 3 continents, by over 40 authors, in 3 different languages, and yet maintain one harmonious, overarching theme: The glory of God in the salvation of humankind. Truly amazing! The divine origin of the Bible is communicated by the Apostle Peter as well when he says:
Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. -2 Peter 1:20-21
Since 66clouds.com was first launched several year ago, many churches and pastors have found the word cloud images useful as sermon illustrations and teaching series graphics. I am always blessed and encouraged when the images are used in this way. Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto is a recent example of how a word cloud image can be employed as a visual identity for a teaching series.
All three wallpaper designs can also be downloaded from www.66clouds.com/extras.
In the Old Testament, Deuteronomy chapter 6 contains what is traditionally recognized as the Shema, which is Hebrew for the word “hear”:
Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates.
There is something very profound and beautiful about weaving the word of God into our daily lives, which was the inspiration behind creating this set of Beginning and the End Tables.
The process involved sanding down the old tabletops to bare wood, then tearing different sections of Scripture into a variety of sizes. The Bible pages were applied using a decoupage wrapping technique. Once the top was wrapped and dried, several layers of clear gloss spray lacquer were applied (outside, of course). I used a set of old end tables that I spray painted black.
One tabletop is covered with pages only from the Old Testament, while the other is covered with only New Testament Scripture. The tables serve as an everyday reminder that moral and biblical principles are best taught in the day-to-day rhythm of life and not just in a formal teaching environment.
It’s always great to see artwork displayed in an everyday environment. This week I installed 8 framed Sixty-Six Clouds posters in a classroom area at Grace Gathering. There are 4 Old Testament and 4 New Testament posters in the group: Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, John, Romans, Philippians and Revelation. They make a great addition to the classroom environment.
The newest release of the book features top word frequencies for all 66 books of the Bible and also includes a word cloud image of the entire Bible. If you are interested in purchasing the book or posters, you can find them at www.66clouds.com.
He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.
-Song of Songs 2:4
In celebration of Valentine’s Day a limited edition “Pomegranate” colored 11″ x 17″ Song of Songs poster is available at www.66clouds.com. Makes a perfect gift for that special someone.
Last year I launched a website sharing all sixty-six books of the Bible as individual word clouds. However, I did not have an image of the entire Bible as a single word cloud. Well, I’m happy to say that the Bible Word Cloud has now been added to the Sixty-Six Clouds website. The word cloud is based upon the New International Version (NIV) of The Holy Bible. Most common English words and all numbers were removed when the cloud was created. The total word limit for the cloud was set at 150.
I just unpacked the first batch of Sixty-Six Clouds posters from the printer today and they turned out great. These ready to frame posters are 11″ wide x 17″ tall and have been digitally printed on premium 100# Matte paper. If you are interested in purchasing one, please visit www.66clouds.com for more information.
Back in April, 2009 I created a collection of sixty-six word clouds representing the sixty-six books of the Bible. The project was quite a success based on the amount of traffic and positive feedback the original blog post created. Now, a little over a year later I’ve launched www.66clouds.com, which is better organized and more interactive than the previous blog post. A 6″ x 9″, 150 page, perfect bound book containing all sixty-six word clouds is now available as well. In addition to the book, 11″ wide x 17″ tall posters of each word cloud are available. So be sure to check out the new website if you are interested in purchasing either the book or posters.
The Word It for June is “Drought“. I know this illustration is pretty bleak, but droughts are bleak. Whether it’s physical, financial, or spiritual, droughts are not much fun. Death may not be the ultimate result of a drought, but it can sure feel like it when you’re going through one. Droughts are stark reminders of our frailty and the dependency we all have on external things to keep us alive. Aseity (self-existence) is an attribute only God Himself possesses and a drought is a powerful reminder of that reality. For in Him we live and move and have our being. -Acts 17:28
*UPDATE: Check out the new website at www.66clouds.com!
Sixty-Six Clouds is a collection of beautiful visualizations of word frequency in the Bible. A unique word cloud was created for each of the 66 books of the Bible. The significance of word clouds is that they quickly present viewers with the gist of written materials at a glance. Greater size is given to words that appear more frequently in the source text. Therefore, the larger the word is in the cloud, the more prominent it is in the text. The word limit was set at 150 and many common words and all numbers were removed from the text when the word clouds were created. The same parameters were used for all sixty-six books of the Bible to give Sixty-Six Clouds a consistent style and appearance. All Sixty-Six Clouds images are subject to Copyright © Sixty-Six Clouds. Visit www.66clouds.com for more information and to view of all the word clouds.
One of the first and most influential works I have ever read regarding art and religion is a short little pamphlet titled Art & the Bible by Francis Schaeffer. I have personally struggled to maintain a right understanding of the role that creativity and design play in this world and how that role can bring glory to God. Francis Schaeffer’s work is most helpful and comforting. Here is a small taste of it:
“To worship art is wrong, but to make art is not.” (p 11)
“God is interested in beauty.” (p 15)
“Representational art of non-religious subjects was thus brought into the central place of worship.” (p 17)
“Therefore, the first reason that creativity has value is that God is the Creator.” (p 34)
“Not every creation is great art. Nor is all that man makes good either intellectually or morally. So, while creativity is a good thing in itself, it does not mean that everything that comes out of man’s creativity is good.” (p 34-35)
“By validity I mean whether an artist is honest to himself and to his world view or whether he makes his art only for money or for the sake of being accepted.” (p 42)
“Let me say firmly that there is no such thing as a godly style or an ungodly style.” (p 51)
“Man is fallen and flawed, but he is redeemable on the basis of Christ’s work. This is beautiful. This is optimism. And this optimism has a sufficient base.” (p 57)
“In God’s world the individual counts.” (p 60)
“The Christian is the really free man — he is the one free to have imagination. This too is our heritage. The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.” (p 61)