Oct. 2021 – Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is proud to announce the launch of Passaggio Setting Bibles, a new Bible layout that combines single-column and double-column settings in one Bible format.
The term passaggio comes from the world of classical singing, describing the shift a performer makes between vocal registers. Passaggio Setting Bibles shift between the visual beauty and clarity of a highly readable single-column text for prose and a clean double-column text for poetry—elegantly uniting single and double columns in one Bible. This unique use of columns enhances natural readability while also allowing for more efficient use of the page.
“Reading prose in a single-column format allows the reader to experience it in the same way they would read a book,” said Melinda Bouma, vice president and publisher of Bibles for Zondervan. “It enables their eyes not to have to work as hard as they read longer lines on their way down the page. Setting poetry in double-columns not only retains a clean format but also saves hundreds of pages of space, creating a more portable Bible.”
The design concept was developed in partnership with 2K/DENMARK, the world’s foremost Bible typeface foundry. “We hope innovative interfaces like the Passaggio Setting will help more people engage in longer and deeper reading,” said 2K/DENMARK’s President, CEO and Founder, Klaus Krogh.
The NIV and NASB Heritage Bibles, Passaggio Setting, feature a deluxe two-color line-matched page design, a larger print size, a more generous margin, thick 36 GSM paper, and a family record section.
|9780310456445||NIV, Heritage Bible, Passaggio Setting, Genuine Leather, Buffalo, Blue, Line Matched, Art Gilded Edges, $129.99|
|9780310456438||NIV, Heritage Bible, Passaggio Setting, Leathersoft, Brown, Line Matched, $69.99|
|9780310456476||NASB, Heritage Bible, Passaggio Setting, Genuine Leather, Buffalo, Blue, 1995 Text, Art Gilded Edges, $139.99|
|9780310456469||NASB, Heritage Bible, Passaggio Setting, Leathersoft, Brown, 1995 Text, $79.99|
NIV and NASB Thinline Bibles, Passaggio Setting, are less than an inch thick with a one-color page design and words of Jesus in red. All NASB editions feature the 1995 text.
|9780310456698||NIV, Thinline Bible, Passaggio Setting, Leathersoft, Black, Red Letter, $39.99|
|9780310456704||NIV, Thinline Bible, Passaggio Setting, Leathersoft, Brown, Red Letter, $39.99|
|9780310456728||NASB, Thinline Bible, Large Print, Passaggio Setting, Leathersoft, Black, Red Letter, 1995 Text, $49.99|
|9780310456735||NASB, Thinline Bible, Large Print, Passaggio Setting, Leathersoft, Brown, Red Letter, 1995 Text, $49.99|
Learn more about Zondervan’s new Passaggio Setting Bibles.
Zondervan, a worldwide leading Christian publisher of books and Bibles, is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. Its publications include a variety of Bible translations for all ages; books in different genres and subject areas for the general reader; curriculum for individual and group Bible study; books for children and young adults; academic resources including textbooks and reference books; ministry resources; and books on faith and culture. Zondervan is located in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information, visit www.zondervan.com.
About Comfort Print:
Zondervan Bibles teamed up with 2K/Denmark, the world’s foremost Bible typeface foundry, to create exclusive Comfort Print Bible fonts. Comfort Print Bibles are easy to read at any size because the typeface was designed to be both efficient and readable. Zondervan Bibles believes that the beauty of the message should be reflected in the physical form of the book. Choosing the right typeface is one significant element in creating beautiful Bibles.