1. Introduce yourself, name, age, what do work as, what do you like to do during your free time?
My name is Logan Pyle. I'm a 26 year old designer from Springfield, Missouri. By day I work in accounting, and I do freelance design and filmmaking in the evenings. I've been married for almost four years, and have a 15 month old son. Most of my time is spent working, and the time that isn't is typically devoted to my family.
2. Which verse you did? And why? If you could choose to design another verse what would it be (maybe for the 2nd edition for 100verses).
I chose 2 Corinthians 5:21 for my 100verses piece: "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." I changed the wording around a tiny bit, but I think the piece is still true to the text. This verse has been precious to me for as long as I've been a believer. Jesus died in my place to atone for my sin, and in turn gave me his own righteousness, holiness, and purity. That's the very essence of the gospel, and that's why I chose the text. If I were to choose another verse I would choose Romans 8:28. It's one of my favorite verses of my favorite chapters of my favorite books of the Bible. Either that or John 11:35.
3. Tell us the process of doing the artwork for 100verses.
Once I chose my verse, I started drawing. In the style that I did this piece, I typically draw it several times (at least 15-20) to get it exactly how I want it. It was more of a free-hand style, so I wasn't as structured with rules and guides as I'd typically be with other styles of hand-lettering. I wanted it to have a very human-feel to it. After I'm finished drawing, I scan everything into Illustrator and create vector art so I can play with the letterforms and arrange everything exactly how I want it.
4. What inspires your design?
I design because I was designed, and I think that's beautiful. Our God is the creator of everything, and he designed how it would all look and function and feel. That's why I design. I want to be able to create art that is points clearly and directly to the God I love, his Word, and his work, without sacrificing artistic integrity and aesthetic excellence.
5. Where can we find you?
I'm @loganpyle on both Instagram and Twitter if you want to connect! I love what social networking can do for the artistic community.
6. Other comments or message you would like to share to everyone?
I'm super thankful to have been invited to work on a project like 100verses. The Scriptures are beautiful, and the power of God for salvation. Being able to see SO many ridiculously-talented artists create pieces that reflect that beauty is overwhelming.