Saturday, March 29, 2008

Vintage Jesus (Mark Driscoll & Gerry Breshears)


I'm only just starting to read Vintage Jesus and it looks good so far. What's striking at first though is the cover design work, which is reflected inside too. I'm no fan of Rob Bell's confusing books but I do like that he's put effort into how they look. Crossway have done well with the design here, and the content looks good too, as I'd expect from Mark Driscoll. Cool plastic dust-jacket gives way to the hardcover which has all the classic images and ideas of who Jesus is. The Amazon pic does not do this justice.

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  1. oh wow. this looks awesome. just need to make some cool designer friends to give it to!

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  3. Read about the designers of the cover. (you may need to scroll down the page)

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  4. Great to see artists getting involved in cover design. If only more decent artists could be involved in Christian book cover design. I don't know what the problem is here? Is it the publishers not being able to incorporate top quality "creatives" into the design process, or is it that the "creatives" are not willing/able to do the work cheaply enough for the publishers to make it possible.

    Becci Brown might know the answer to this. I would be interested to know.

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  5. Have a look at Tim Chester's blog, re: IVP and design.

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  6. I got a signed copy of Vintage Jesus!

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