The Most-Read Modern English Bible Translation Is Now More Readable Than Ever
Nov. 17, 2017 — Zondervan is pleased to announce the release of more than 60 new NIV Bibles featuring the new, exclusive NIV Comfort Print® font. The new Bibles are available in a variety of Thinline Bible editions, including Compact, Large Print, and Giant Print, in cloth over board, imitation leather, and bonded leather bindings. New NIV Comfort Print® Bibles are also available in Pew and Worship editions.
The new NIV Comfort Print® typeface was designed by 2K/DENMARK, a company renowned for their decades of experience in Bible typesetting and design. 2K/DENMARK’s Bible typefaces “are designed to serve one purpose; to contain the message of the Word of God.” Their founder, Klaus Krogh, was inspired in his creation of the NIV font by considering the translation’s origin as one that would faithfully capture the Word of God in contemporary English.
“Ever since its humble beginnings over fifty years ago, the NIV has stayed true to its mission to be clear to English readers around the world and accurate to the original languages,” says Krogh. “We sought to create a typeface that represents the NIV. One that is the cutting edge of typeface design. It’s open, welcoming, accessible, while also being authoritative and global.”
“Not only does this exclusive NIV typeface match the unique personality of this translation, and not only is it stunning on the printed page, but it is also uniquely readable at any size,” says Melinda Bouma, associate publisher, Zondervan Bible Group. “In my many years in Bible publishing, I have seen nothing like it. 2K has given us the tools to design beautiful Bibles that are more readable than anything in comparison, and to reduce page count so that readers can more easily carry their Bibles around.”
“The reception to our Comfort Print® Bibles has been beyond our expectations, both from our retail partners and from our Bible readers,” says Bouma. “It brings us deep joy to know we are making the Bible easier to read and understand through these typefaces! We take our responsibility to steward God’s Word with the utmost of reverence, trembling, and care. Thanks to our partnership with 2K, we are living out this mission and privilege of impacting lives with God’s Word!”
HarperCollins Christian Publishing released its first Comfort Print® Bibles in Spring of 2017 in the Thomas Nelson KJV translation.
To learn more about Comfort Print®, Zondervan’s new NIV Comfort Print® Bibles, and future Comfort Print® Bibles releasing from HarperCollins Christian Publishing, visit www.ComfortPrintBibles.com.
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About 2K/DENMARK: 2K/DENMARK was founded in 1987. Today they offer a range of high quality services, both digitally and in printed media. 2K are designers, and that shines through in their type design, typesetting, and app development. With their roots deep in typography, design, and art history, they understand and respect the craft, but they also dare to find new solutions using new technology—innovation turns most parts of their business. Learn more at www.2kdenmark.com.