More Flipback Love

Monday, August 29, 2011

After Jongbloed managing director Hugo van Woerden gave me a stack of dwarsligger/transetto/flipbacks last month, I mentioned my thrill at discovering John le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy…

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The Pocket Canon Concept Revisited

Friday, August 26, 2011

Last week's piece about Chad Whitacre's edition of the gospels has me thinking about my favorite "portion" editions. The two that come to mind are pocket-sized, single column…

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Slipcase Nostalgia

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I might be shallow enough to author a blog about the design and manufacture of Bibles (as opposed to the content within), but even I don’t waste much…

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Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

There are few people more despised and reviled in today's culture than the Cigarette Smoker. To the moralist, he is (to paraphrase King James — the monarch, not…

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Minion, Ruby, Brevier, Long Primer and More

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Where do the exotic-sounding names for some classic Bible editions come from? What's so long about the Long Primer, for example, and what makes the Brevier more brev…

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The Gospels, edited by Chad Whitacre

Friday, August 19, 2011

When I talk with Bible teachers, particularly those who focus on working through the text with their students (as opposed to a more topical approach), I am always…

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Cambridge Clarion KJV in Black Goatskin

Thursday, August 18, 2011

As I mentioned yesterday, I was in Atlanta last month at ICRS to promote my new book, Pattern of Wounds. I signed more copies in forty-five minutes than…

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Innovative Single Columns: Pomegranate and Psalmen

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

One of the highlights of my summer was attending the International Christian Retail Show in boiling hot Atlanta, where I was signing copies of my new novel, Pattern…

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Single Column Confraternity Version New Testament

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Single column text settings of the Bible are not a recent phenomenon. Before and after the advent of printing, Bibles were produced in single columns. Examining an exhibit…

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Single Column Week @ Bible Design Blog

Monday, August 15, 2011

Today we're kicking off Single Column Week at Bible Design Blog, a celebration of one of the things I have been advocating for from day one: single column…

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