Another great link I stumbled upon in my font researching the other day…
An initiative started by Jonathan Ogden (a fantastic creative person and designer in his own right), where people can design and submit their typographic interpretation of a Bible verse in poster format.
When I looked at this website, I felt as though deep down I had been unknowingly searching for this url over the last few years. But finally I was able to set my eyes on a collection of not only great design but also to do with the Bible!! which has become increasingly more important in my walk on this earth as I read it and learn from it.
I’ve grown up in a Christian home and though that might sound like I got a head-start, I don’t think an individual realises the magnitude of God’s love for them until they go and explore that on their own and in their own faith. Going to church and Sunday school became routine in some ways because I had grown up with it and came to think that it was just the ‘good’ thing to do. We’d memorise Bible verses (well, I’d try) and hear stories but it wasn’t until recently that I really made the effort to memorise Scripture in order to claim the promises of God over my life.
I’ve made it my goal this year to write down whatever verse/bit of Scripture that really speaks to me, into my diary filling up every single page with at least one verse. And my diary is a day-to-a-page diary. So basically, every single day I need to be reading something from The Word and writing some of it down. Admittedly, I am a little bit behind on my daily reading but I’ve decided that I won’t skip over any days but just continue from where I left off. I’ve learnt that if you beat yourself up over missing a day, that’s when the devil can put a wedge in and try to stop you reading all together.
And I love this idea of creating typographic posters with the inspiration of the Bible, which I’d like to make an extension of what I’ve started personally. I’d always felt that I wasn’t really making a Godly contribution to the people in this world being surrounded by many friends and family who work in medicine and the health industry (both my parents are nurses!) who are quite literally saving lives in their day-to-day, or at the very least helping to prevent disease and illness, and therefore preserving life. But this initiative has really opened my eyes to what I might be able to do as a graphic designer in terms of adding to God’s Kingdom. I mean, at the moment, my job entails that I basically create advertising and packaging to sell cosmetic products to the masses, encouraging people to look a certain way so that they might feel a certain way. And I suppose I’m not just here to fulfil my job description but to make an impact on the people that I encounter at the office everyday, but I think that as a side project, I could really help bring The Word to life for people who don’t yet know Jesus and don’t really get what life/Christianity is all about.
Anyhow, this entry has become a little bit longer than I first anticipated. I seemed to have waffled on a little about myself and might have taken away from the fact that typographicverses.com is an awesome website!! So I will now leave you with a few of my personal favourites of the posters submitted thus far.
(Please note that each of these images are borrowed from typographicverses.com and are not mine. I have not given proper credit to each individual design but each image links to the their respective pages off typographicverses.com)