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Between Heaven and Earth

website and branding

The Lord’s Prayer is one of the most well-known excerpts from the Bible. Chances are that you know parts of it even if you don’t know where they came from. That familiarity, though, can work against meaning. Between Heaven and Earth aimed to draw out depth and instill meaning back into these well-worn words. I developed a unified brand and step-by-step website to accompany the series.

Branding transcendence.

The main branding focused on the concept that prayer transcends the boundaries between heaven and earth. The Lord’s Prayer has wide-ranging themes, but the visual branding keeps that main idea present.

The general layout consists of two elements: heaven and earth. Heaven, here, is a sharp-edged sky image intersecting earth, a landscape from somewhere in Los Angeles with a less rigid horizon.
The branding also prominently features gradients which work well to illustrate the broken down boundaries in prayer. I associated a unique gradient with each section of the prayer.

Developing for now and later.

One of the driving constraints in the design phase was the tension between the dual purposes of the site. Our primary audience was a few thousand people following along over a single 8-week period. Once the series was over, however, visitors to the site would have different needs. I developed a flexible site that gradually adapted from dynamic blog to static resource.

During the series, we posted different ways to engage with that week's phrase from the prayer. The basic blog format fit that “What’s newest?” mentality.
Once each week was over, that page became a document of that week. No longer was the aim to show what to interact with today, but to give guidance through a larger amount of information with clarity and focus.