Animator Adam Brown gives us a taste of what a Calvin and Hobbes animated TV show might have been like, as he takes the comic strip (pictured above) and translates it into this:
I can’t tell you how many times in church ministry work have I heard:
“I found this on Google images, can you use this image to print on my stuff.”
And they say it like nobody else has ever heard of Google Images and they were the first ones to find that image! Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you?
And how many times were all those files “stolen” from somewhere else on the web and had such a bad resolution you had to tell the person, it wasn’t going to work for that image!
Here I did a quick search for a jungle:
A Christian farmer from the UK has planted a maze with some of John 14:6, when Jesus answers to Thomas’s question, “How can we know the way,” with “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
It’s planted out of ‘thousands’ of willow trees that if laid out end to end would be over a mile! It’s not really a true maze, as you can walk about openly in it, but is still very cool! Continue Reading…
Matteo Ragni from Italy created TobeUs because he couldn’t stand that his kids would play with a new toy for a few hours and then move on to the next toy. So he came up with TobeUs:
“Toy cars made of cedar wood, strong and sweet-scented, beautiful and clever because they were built by skillful and passionate designers.”
Not only did he give the designers a block of wood connected to 2 dowels he also gave them exact directions.
“TobeUs is made by two cuts in a wooden stump that always have the same size.”
He sent this idea to 100 different designers to see what they could come up with.
I’m sure we’ve all seen our fair share of terrible logos in our days, and each one is just as cringe-worthy as the last.
For me, though, it hurts even more when I see a church that has a logo that’s borderline atrocious, because to me, a logo is the first thing seekers may see when they hear about the church through modern outreach mediums like a web site, social media, or advertisements, brochures and other print material.
Church logos should be inviting – and leave people wanting to know more about this place they’re hearing about. Just like a business works to perfect it’s brand or corporate identity, a church’s logo should also be synonymous with what the church stands for, and should make people feel invited as much as a handshake on Sunday Morning does.
Here are a few things to consider, which can help make sure your church logo isn’t abysmal:
Before the Internet, before social media and smartphones…there were posters.
Posters were often used to promote certain ‘good’ behavior. We all know the ‘I need You for…’ posters with Uncle Sam for instance. Well, there’s it’s a new age and a new dawn, but we still need to encourage people in behaving well. Like in smartphone etiquette for instance.
How better to do this than with some really cool retro smartphone etiquette posters, designed by Ted Slampyak?
In the first (proper) part of this series about Better Church Presentations, I’ll be taking a brief look at some of the many programs, apps and sites where you can make presentations. I’ll also look at costs, as that’s a big factor for many churches and ministries (and people in general!).
I guess a good place to start is the program that’s now so synonymous with presentations, that we often call them by its name – even if they’re not made using it – PowerPoint.
Here goes: Continue Reading…