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Friday, August 21, 2009

We've moved

Thanks to all of you who keep stopping by! The site's popularity over the past few months has been encouraging.

So much so, that in efforts to bring you more content more often we've re-visited this sites guts and moved things over

Please update your bookmarks and head on over.

As always, you can reach us via churchydesign at gmail dot com


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Farewell Chapel

1. Farewell Chapel
Architect: OFIS Arhitekti
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Photography: Tomaz Gregoric

"The so-called Farewell Chapel couldn't be any simpler: Cut into the side of a hill, it's comprised of just three walls. The roof functions as a garden, and the chapel itself opens onto a terrace, allowing for outdoor gatherings. Tucked into the side of the building are the service spaces, including a kitchen, a bathroom and a dressing room. The one architectural flourish is the cross-shaped skylight, whose rim is also ringed with lights, for nightime."

• via Fast Company
• Also well documented by Dezeen


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cow Tipping | Ryan Sworth

Designer: Ryan Sworth
For: Elevation Church
c/o: Church Marketing Lab Pool

"This is the series graphic for our summer series - a 4 week look at sacred cows the church is often afraid to discuss - divorce, alcohol, sexual orientation, people dying who've never heard the gospel, etc. You know, all the good stuff. Should be fun. And since it's gonna be pretty heavy content, we wanted to lighten the mood with the art, while still keeping it dark and a little foreboding. Inspired by art from Dia de Los Muertos and the Jack Daniels logo (how fitting...)"

See also: Cow tipping mini-site


Monday, June 29, 2009

Skye Jethani on Church archictecture

In this short little interview, Skye Jethani talks about a shift in church architecture from that of sacred space to that of theater space and asks whether or these buildings challenge or re-inforce the assumed values of the culture around us.

c/o Out of Ur

Sunday, June 21, 2009

From Eternity to Here | Design Works Group

Cover Design: The Design Works Group, Jeff Miller
Cover Photo: istockphoto

While we haven't read the book itself* if it's got anything to do along the lines of "they kingdom come, they will be done on earth as it is heaven" then Jeff Miller and the Design Works group have done a fabulous job.

Sometimes the best designs are the simplest.

*In fact, pretty much all the books on this site are judged solely for their covers....

The Rabbit and the Elephant

Designer: Unknown
found via: Tall Skinny Kiwi

While we're not so keen on the execution (the sub-title's font choice seems like a bit of an afterthought) the wit behind this cover is noteworthy.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Designer: Rayvox w/ Tripp and Tyler

via @cmlab


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cartoon Church's Good Samaritan

Designer: Dave Walker


Wednesday, April 1, 2009


With Easter around the corner we thought this candle work was pretty inspiring.

Amazing how a little light can make all the difference ain't it?!

Via JonnyBaker


Friday, February 20, 2009

Do Nothing

Designer: Rareform

Simple, commanding and excellent use of a universal symbol (the "stop" hand) for a universal message (slow is good.)

If you happen to know the designer and a link to any more of their work please let us know via the comments.Thanks David!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Church and Shadows

Malcolm Johnson
Location: On the way into Edmonton's airport

And nope, this wasn't taken with a tilt-shift lens.


Friday, February 6, 2009

The Life of Christ in Cats

Artist: "Antonio Fictitio"

We have absolutely no idea what kind of churchy background the artist behind this piece has, but it does bring up a lot of great questions about the various ways we portray Jesus to make him "more" attractive/palpable/chummy...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Dürer's "Man of Sorrows"

Designer: Albrecht Dürer
From: Small Passion (1508-1511)

It's funny that even though we've been a fan of this piece since art school, we've never really noticed that Christ is depicted holding his head in sorrow post-crucifixion.

Any art students out there know of a similar treatment?


Friday, January 30, 2009

Collide Magazine Covers (2008)

Designer: Collide Magazine

Over the course of 2008, Collide Magazine successfully managed to offer not one, but six stellar covers.

Our favorite, over here at Churchy Design has easily got to be the "Our Parallel Universe" issue for it's transparencies alone!

Well done Collide...we're looking forward to 2009's covers.