Renowned abstract artist and writer Makoto Fujimura has recently posted an update regarding the illuminated edition of the Four Holy Gospels (English Standard Version) being released next year by Crossway Books & Bibles. “The leather-bound bible will feature five new large works and dozens of smaller ‘letters’ paintings as drop caps,” all by Fujimura, the article reports. A PDF file is now available through Fujimura’s article previewing the artwork.
I am continually excited by the prospect of Fujimura, an extremely well-recognized artist around the globe, taking this project to task. This is a great step in the right direction from Crossway Books and the artist, charting new ground in the relationship of spirituality and the visual arts in the 21st Century and recognizing the role of art as important in Gospel proclamation, worship, and the Christian life.