The sermon series The Warrior King is a short series through the book of Zephaniah. I know right? Not everyday you hear preaching on that book. Truly, this book gives you more to go from in the sense of emotion than it does of visual descriptions. So for this sermon series, we assembled a team of volunteer designers and artists in our church. We started by reading through the book and pulling together a word list to help drive our direction:
- Animals running wild
- Walking Dead
- Demolished statue
- Silver coins
- Progressive (calm to destruction)
With that direction in mind, one of the first things I like to do is choose the font we'll use for the series name. We new that it needed to be a bold and almost movie poster font. That led us to land on Trajan Pro. We then pulled together a mood/inspiration board to us with an overall look.
One team member took on the task of creating the 3D logotype, another researched color palettes, and the other sketched (and later recreated in pastels) what we envisioned our warrior king would look like. We then created a scene of rubble and a king figure in Photoshop. Here are the stock images we used to compose our warrior king image:
Once we had all those pieces, we just brought it all together in the different formats in which the images would exist. Our volunteer team did a killer job of working together to take this series design from an idea to the final product. Here are some photos from the process.
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