Artwork: Choose This Day…

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The above artwork I illustrated about five or six years ago, and is based around Luke 23:38-43, John 14:6 and Psalm 1. It’s designed to have more of a folk art appearance, and incorporates a number of themes from the scripture it’s based around. It portrays Christ on the Cross (Luke 23:38-43), but the Cross is also stylistically part of a tree (as referenced in Psalm 1), and is the source of light and life (as referenced in John 14:6). Of course, each side has those of humanity who have chosen how to respond to the message of salvation, with those on one side having chosen a path that leads to destruction (also referenced in Psalm 1) or those who have chosen to follow Christ, and have become a part of His Kingdom (Psalm 1, John 14:6 and Luke 23:38-43). It prominently asks the viewer to “Choose This Day”, as life is fleeting and there’s no time like the present to decide how you personally would respond to the salvation, hope, peace and purpose in life (and in the life to come) that only Christ offers! (Check out Axiom’s Peace in our Lifetime Flyer or What in the World Brochure!)

I’ve also really been encouraged over the last couple of months by the music of My Soul Among Lions (which I wrote about recently at Modern Christian Music: Advancing God’s Kingdom). They have such a fantastic bluegrass/folk music sound, with inspiring lyrics from Psalm 1-10, that I thought this artwork would be something they might appreciate. As a result, “Choose This Day” is dedicated in thanks to this talented group, and their future work in helping many others stand for Him!

Thoughts? Let me know in the comments section! Also be sure to subscribe to this blog (so you don’t miss any future posts) and check out my Artwork tab for great christian cartoons, illustrations and resources available to help share His Truth!

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Designed for Outreach: Brochure and Flyer

bboardA number of years ago, I wanted to use my graphic design skills to create a professional, easy-to-read resource I could hand out when sharing the Hope of Christ with people. I was of course aware of a number of outreach pamphlets and tracks available, but wanted to design something that was eye-catching and conveyed a message that resonated with the people I regularly encountered. I also wanted to be able to have a space where I could put contact information, as well as be easy to print out on a house-hold printer.

As a result, and through the efforts of two close friends, we created a flyer and brochure that outlined the plan of salvation, as well as common questions people might have. We also utilized research found through Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life, Hank brochureHanegraaff’s The Bible Answer Book, and Lee Strobel’s The Case for a Creator. After proofing everything and double checking our scripture verses, it was ready for use!

In the years since, we have shared these brochures and flyers in packets for the homeless, hung them up on bulletin boards and passed them out through a door-to-door ministry. They have been great tools! After recently updating the design, I thought it would be great to include them here on Axiom Illustration for you to use as well. Have fun!

You can find the PDF files for the flyer and brochure at our books and resources tab, or by clicking either of the options below!

B&WHopeFlyerpreviewPeace in our Lifetime Flyer: This flyer presents a hopeful message about how to achieve Peace in Christ. Utilizes the plan of salvation, as well as answers to common questions. Designed to be eye-catching and professional, as well as easy to print on your own household printer with minimal ink usage. Click here to access! (available in a black and white PDF, 86 KB).

ABCbrochureBWpreviewWhat in the World Brochure: This double-sided brochure presents a hopeful message regarding individual purpose in life. Utilizes the plan of salvation, as well as answers to common questions. Designed to be eye-catching and professional, as well as easy to print on your own household printer with minimal ink usage. Simply set your printer to print double sided and then make a couple folds! Click here to access! (available in a black and white PDF, 131 KB).