I’m sitting here with chills running over my skin. Is it possibly the onset of malaria? I don’t think so. I’ve been browsing the designs of Jim LePage for his Word project. He has created graphic designs for each of the books of the Bible as a way of energizing his own exploration of the Bible.
I’ll share just two of the designs with you. To see them in their context with Jim’s reflections click on the images.
On this blog we’ve talked about limerick Bibles and Manga Bibles and LOLCats Bibles. But here I’m seeing something a bit more profound. And I use that word “seeing” in a conscious manner. Ours is a visual age. Images like these speak “a thousand words” and they do so in a thousandth of a second. I wonder how much power an artist like this wields in “preaching the Word” when compared to the author of a book, or preacher of a sermon on Sunday. In our instant era, an image like this instantly marks us and then we move on. I browsed the images on his site, representing hundreds of hours of work and contemplation, in probably less than 2 minutes. Am I the only one here with a short attention span, or am I simply one of the many in this brave new world who are left speechless by such art?
See Jim’s introduction to the series here: http://jimlepage.com/word-designs/
And thanks to Facebook buddy, Jeremy Nordmoe for sharing this.