Dec 20, 2011
Alright! We've been doing many giveaways lately, but every time is something awesome, like today's special gifts for you. Jim LePage, the designer who's done many Bible poster designs is giving away some sweet posters! I would love to tell you more about it, but I'll just leave it to him.
In Jim's words
The Bible is a pretty unique book. It’s full of violence, beauty and things that seem plain offensive. Different people’s interpretations of the book have ended up in a lot of violence (Holy Wars), beauty (Mother Teresa) and offensiveness (hateful words towards certain groups of people). Although I know that the Bible incredibly unique, often times it seems very boring to read, especially for someone like me with no background in theology.
In January of 2010, after years of struggling to consistently read this unique book, I came up with a new strategy. I decided to combine Bible reading with something I was passionate about – design. That is how my “Word” project began. You can find out more about the origin of the project on my site.
From January 2010 to November 2011, I posted a new Word design every Friday, ending up with a total of 91 designs (some books ended up with more than one design) and have prints available of all of them. I also include some reflections on each book and design. My goal was to be as honest as possible throughout the project, being transparent about any doubts, anger or confusion that I felt. Some designs are violent, some are weird and some are plain offensive, but hey, so is the Bible. You can find out more about what I learned during the project in my post, An Idiot’s Guide to Reading the Bible.
The good folks at Abduzeedo posted about Word a few months back and are now graciously hosting a print giveaway.
I’m giving away three 16x20 Word prints of any of my designs. To enter, just leave a comment below and include a valid email address. 1 comment per person, please. You may enter the contest until December 16th, next Friday. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, December 20th. Good luck!
Besides this giveaway, all proceeds of my print sales in December will be donated to help low-income and homeless families here in St. Paul, Minnesota. If you wanna help, read more.
Above are a few of my Word designs or you can see all 91 designs on my site.
- Jim’s web site: http://www.jimlepage.com
- Jim on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Jim_LePage
- Jim on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JimLePage
- Jim’s Biblical design inspiration site: http://gettinbiblical.tumblr.com
Ok!!! And the time has come, and we're now going to announce the winners of these awesome posters! Jim randomly chose 3 lucky guys. And here they are:
Jim will contact you guys soon, so keep an eye on your inboxes. We're glad everyone participated in this giveaway, and stay tuned for more, soon! Cheers. ;)