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!
Posts Tagged ‘typography’
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.
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.
Inspired by the Apostle John’s first epistle, the design is screen-printed on heavy woven 100% cotton fabric. It measures 14.5″ wide x 15″ tall with a 3″ bottom gusset and sports 22″ black handles. Sure, it’s always more blessed to give than recieve, but we won’t tell anyone if you decide to keep one for yourself as well. You can find them at www.66clouds.com.
This was the first time I created an ambigram-style logo for a project. “An Ambigram is a typographical design or art form that may be read as one or more words not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction, or orientation. The words readable in the other viewpoint, direction or orientation may be the same or different from the original words.” I thought an ambigram would serve as an appropriate solution for a business offering psychological counseling services. By definition, the word “vista” refers to a distant view, or an extensive mental view (as over a stretch of time or a series of events). The ambigram offers clarity from multiple directions and a greater depth of meaning. Two additional logo design concepts with accompanying icons are shown as well.
I created this propaganda-style design for a friend of mine who is putting together a series of T-shirts around the theme Love is the Resistance. It’s a radical teaching communicated in passages like Romans 12:14-21.
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.
Logo design concepts I created for both Frey Vision Group and Found are going to be making an appearance in the fourth book of the LogoLounge Master Library series highlighting the “Typography” design category.
The Master Library series contains logo design work from creatives around the world and is based on the following categories:
• Initials and Crests
• Animals and Mythology
• Shapes and Symbols
• Nature and Food
• Arts and Culture
The Typography and Enclosures book is scheduled to be published in the next year.
I recently put together graphics for two different series of teachings coming up at Grace Gathering. The first one is a two-part series called Hospitality: How to Welcome Others and will begin on Sunday, September 26th. I thought the image of a golden door worked well to represent the rich blessings of hospitality. “…remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” -Acts 20:35
A second teaching series will begin on October 1oth and is called Come and Follow Me: Engaging Jesus Through Luke’s Gospel.
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.
A friend of mine is part of a house church called The Potter’s Shed. They are planning some outreach events in the community and wanted to have a T-shirt designed that they could wear during those events. Isaiah 64:8 is a fitting passage for their ministry and provided the insight for the design: “Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
I started the process by breaking out the old pen & ink set to freehand the lettering. I drew up the shed with some pottery arranged in front of it to help make it into a potter’s shed. After I was finished with the ink drawings, I scanned them into Photoshop, imported them into Illustrator, vectorized the high-resolution images, did some tweaking, and added the colors.
Here’s a color mock up of the final design shown on the back of a mocha colored shirt.
I was recently reminded of an album cover design I put together a while back. A few months ago a friend of mine told me that the Christian rock band Stryper was having an album cover design contest for the release of their new album titled Murder By Pride. I had never designed an album cover before and it sounded fun, so I went ahead and put something together. My design did not win, but it was a fun project to work on. The lion is symbolic of Satan, who according to Scripture “prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Satan’s fall from heaven is attributed to the sin of pride in Isaiah 14:12-20 and Ezekiel 28:11-19.
I decided to go with a whimsical approach for the May Word It. “Here” There Be Monsters. Arrrrrrrgh!
Word it is your opportunity to express in any manner you wish and with as many (or little) other graphic elements as you need, what best describes each monthly word.
I enjoy participating every month because I view each “Word It” as a problem to be solved . I try to come up with the best solution I can and I also like seeing how other designers try to solve the same problem.
*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.