Funerals (Lexham Ministry Guides)
Art director: Brittany Schrock
Designing the Funerals cover for the Lexham Ministry Guides series presented the unique challenge of dealing with the most somber subject matter in the series: death. After much ado in my sketchbook, I arrived at this concept of the tombstone and its duality of meaning for the Christian. It is an end, but also a doorway. It is sorrowful, but also peaceful. The steps represent the gate-like nature, transitioning believers to Christ in eternity. The roses represent both mourning and peace, and this is further emphasized in the treatment of the endsheets. Thank you for your consideration.