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The FontFeed showcased a provocative and, in my opinion, a refreshingly dynamic take on the cover art for a contemporary edition of the Bible. The colors are vibrant and engaging, which reminds people that the Bible is a living text pulsing with lessons for 21st-century readers. And, the depictions of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden are playful and allusive, meant to conjure more questions than to answer them with overly weighty symbolism that would have bogged down the spaciousness of the art work. If you’re interested in opining on what the graphic designers missed or got right, Stand Firm, a blog devoted to “traditional Anglicanism in America,” has an active comment thread worth reading.

As Carl Rush, the founder of the UK-based design agency Crush that created the cover, points out, their intention was to make it the “must have accessory for any non card carrying Christian.” My regret? I can’t find a place where I can actually buy the tome. Help!

Here’s the image unadorned with titling and text. Click for better detail:

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(Images courtesy of Crush Design & Art Direction)


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I was struck by this cover as well. The people at Hodder were most helpful. They put out an annual contemporary bible and this is last year's cover, so it's out of print. They did provide the ISBN number (9780340954287) and if you use this with the word "bible" in a search engine, there are a few companies in the UK that still have some. I found one at zavvi.co.uk.

Graphic design is defined as visual communication by a combination of text and pictures. In other words, graphic design is the visual expression of a message, idea or concept. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then graphic designers are among the most prolific writers we know.

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Recently greeting cards have been made that play music or sound when
they are opened. They commonly are 3D handmade birthday cards which play
traditional celebration songs such as Happy Birthday To You.