Adam Lewis Greene

Bibliotheca: A Crowdfunded Typographic Expression of the Biblical Library

TYPO San Francisco 2015 Focus | Thursday, 30 April | 1:00 pm | Screening Room | English

“The Bible’s a mess, but a designer is fixing it.” So reads the cheeky title of The Verge’s article covering “”Bibliotheca,”” the viral Kickstarter project to fund a typographically beautiful bible.

Bibliotheca aims to free biblical literature—cornerstone of Western culture and storytelling—from the dense, encyclopedic typographic conventions to which it has been relegated for centuries, and to give it fresh expression as an elegantly designed, traditionally bound, multi-volume set of books.

Adam, the creator of Bibliotheca, will be telling the story of the project from its beginnings, through its $1.44 million Kickstarter campaign, up to its present progress. He will also be presenting some of the finer points of the design, including the two typefaces he created for the project.

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Adam Lewis Greene

Graphic Artist / Book Designer (Santa Cruz, California)

Five years in the field, Adam Lewis Greene is a word-of-mouth freelance designer with no web presence. So he was shocked when his first independent publishing endeavor, the typographically driven Bibliotheca, was met with overwhelming success by way of a viral Kickstarter campaign launched in mid 2014. The fundraising goal…

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