The books of the Holy Bible

Because there have been a few corrections in the titles since I memorized the names of the books of the Catholic Bible in grade school. I decided to write the list and share it with members of Our Lady of the Lake Connect bible study.

I began with a rough plan in uncial because it was used during medieval centuries before the printing press, and because I love twisting the pen to design letters.

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You can see that I proofed it with several thoughts: spelling corrections, decision to slightly enlarge the first letter since uncial does not have upper case letters, modifying individual letters for a more artistic design, and inspection to improve spacing for a consistent presentation.

It’s off to the printer tomorrow for reduction into a bookmark size – probably 6 to an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet.

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How to begin?  Once sufficient information exists to plan, I start writing the words to get a sense of the space needed.

I begin to explore what the overall shape each element will become.

For example, all upper case letters always make a rectangular shape.  The tails and ascenders in lower case spread out, up and down into unique areas.

Rough drafts of the entire information come next. I don’t concern myself with centering, still just an overall feel for what the text will do.

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