Cover to Cover: Two Good Bookbinding Methods … and One Bad One

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ever wonder how your Bible's cover is attached to the book block? Have questions about the differences between traditional paste-off bindings and more exotic edge-lined bindings? With help…

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Crimond House Two Version Bible (KJV/RV) in Black Calfskin

Monday, June 25, 2012

Crimond House is the publishing wing of Ards Evangelical Bookshop in Northern Ireland. In 2007, they published the Two Versions Bible, resurrecting an out-of-print text setting from 1899…

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Inside a Book Block

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thanks to Cambridge's Bob Groser, I'm able to offer an inside look at how a Bible's book block is assembled and prepped for "casing in" (i.e., for having…

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New Cambridge Paragraph Bible (KJV) in Black Calf and Hardcover

Monday, June 18, 2012

A quick history lesson: Bible Design Blog started in 2007 in advance of the publication of my book Rethinking Worldview. Before then, I posted the occasional essay about…

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Pitt Minion vs. Compact Text ESV

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Appearances can be deceiving. Which of these two Bibles is bigger, the green or the brown? If you said the green, it's no surprise. Although it appears perhaps…

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The Swiss Army’s Solution to Tiny Type

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"My poor eyes can't take the strain!" This lament reaches my inbox every couple of days, aimed at the increasing difficulty aging readers experience with the tiny print…

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R. L. Allan Compact Text (ESV) in Black, Brown, Green, and Crimson Goatskin

Monday, June 11, 2012

The original Compact setting of the ESV was so tiny and hard on the eyes that, the first time I visited Crossway, they cried mea culpa when the…

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Breaking In the Pitt Minion

Thursday, June 7, 2012

As I mentioned earlier in the week, my brown goatskin Pitt Minion has served as a mainstay during the past four years. If you had told me in…

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Cambridge Pitt Minion (ESV) in Brown Split Calf

Monday, June 4, 2012

Four years after its release, the Pitt Minion ESV remains one of my go-to editions. To borrow from the late Steve Jobs, this Bible has a "magical" form…

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Summer Schedule

Friday, June 1, 2012

Every summer, I pack my bags and hit the road, lecturing across the country in conjunction with Worldview Academy. The weeklong camps, hosted at universities throughout the US,…

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