It’s easy to look at the Bible as a loose anthology series made up of different stories each with new characters, themes, and settings. The Kingdom Story aims to show the Bible as one single narrative made up of connected stories. Beyond the cohesive branding package, I created illustrations to pair with the weekly installments along with a timeline to help thread the narrative together.
Starting with a fairly primary color palette, I set out a system for the weekly illustrations. While the styles varied, one strategy drove every concept: create complex meaning through the relationship between simple symbols.
Connecting the dots
I used the strengths of the web to extend the spoken word. A single voice presents one thread that it draws the listener along, while the web can weave those threads together to show the larger tapestry. That’s often what we’re doing when we make websites: showing a complex system, then zooming the visitor’s attention into specific parts of the system to help her understand the whole.