Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kairos Victory Series

Kairos has been working on a series through the book of John and split it up into three sub-series. They started out with The Witness, did a series on The Upper Room, and now they are moving on to Victory a series on the betrayal, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I split the series into two images. The first is a focus on the betrayal and death. Throughout their time in the book of John, Kairos has used the image of a lamb in their illustrations. I thought the image of a lamb on an altar would be a great way to capture the theme of these messages with the blood forming a cross (and the T of the title) to tie it all together. But the Victory does not end with the death, so I thought it was important to also have the resurrection represented in the 2nd part of the series. I found a white fabric to represent the burial cloth of Jesus, but also to represent the "he washed us white as snow" image that is such a huge part of our connection to this. I really wanted the blood to stand out on the white so I made it as simple as possible.

Project: Victory Series Art
Client: Kairos
Details: 8.5x14" Posters

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Minor Prophets Sermon Series

This week Golden Hills Community Church is beginning a new sermon series called The Prophetable Church: Major Lessons from the Minor Prophets. Designing for this series presented some challenges. How do you come up with one image to encompass 12 different prophets, each telling their message in a different way, with mountains of symbolism in each book, and all tying it together to the modern church?

Instead of coming up with one image to represent those things, I just decided to show all those things. I had this picture in my head of 12 icons (one representing each prophet) grouped together to form the image of a church. So we finally were able to nail down 12 images to represent each prophet. Whether it was an important symbol from their book, a theme, or a key image, we settled on 12. I spent some time drawing out the symbols until I felt they all had a similar look and style. I then placed them sporadically throughout the shape of a church and I had my image!