The ESV Illuminated Bible places the full ESV text alongside over 500 elegantly hand-lettered gold ink illustrations by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi. Printed on thick cream-colored paper, the Bible’s single-column text setting and wide margins provide generous space for additional notes, prayers, and designs—inviting readers to creatively engage with and reflect on the beauty of God’s Word.
⦁ 9-point, Lexicon
⦁ Black letter text
⦁ 2-color printing
⦁ 64 full-page, custom book opener illustrations
⦁ 50 full-page verse illustrations
⦁ 250+ hand-lettered margin verses
⦁ 100+ other illustrations throughout
⦁ Illustrated by Dana Tanamachi, whose work has been featured by Google, The Wall Street Journal, Random House, USPS, and Target
⦁ Thick, cream-colored paper
⦁ Wide margins
⦁ Single-column, paragraph format
⦁ Smyth-sewn binding
⦁ Packaging: Permanent Slipcase
⦁ Dana Tanamachi is an American lettering artist, graphic designer, and illustrator whose exquisite typographic murals ignited the worldwide chalk-lettering trend. She has been commissioned by clients such as Instagram, Target, Google, Time Magazine, Nike, and West Elm. Learn more at ⦁ tanamachistudio.com.
Recently, I had the opportunity to review this Bible and let me tell you, it is absolutely stunning! I have not had a print copy of a Bible in so long. I always access the Bible online, but this one is simply breathtaking. It has the Old World feel to it. I remember studying in my music history class at college about how they used to include fancy lettering and gold-embossed illustrations in Bibles during the Middle Ages before the age of the printing press. Somehow having this Illuminated Bible makes me feel like I have been endowed with one of these lovely and rare books. The illustrations highlight some of the beautiful passages of the Scriptures, and since it is a hardback copy and comes with own protective cardboard slipcase, I couldn’t be happier! I have never owned an EXV translation, but it is similar to the NKJV which I use regularly. This is going to be my “go-to” Bible when I’m home from now on.
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