About the Event
Join us for a special Lunch & Learn that will inspire you with a vision for the future of Bible craftsmanship — and explain how you can be a part of making “tomorrow’s Bible” a reality!
The launch of the Society of Bible Craftsmanship (SOBC) has generated a lot of excitement — and plenty of questions, such as what is the society’s mission and how will it be achieved? This event provides an in-depth introduction designed to help professionals in Bible publishing understand the many benefits of the SOBC, as well as to introduce the general public to the canons of good Bible design. The society’s president, Klaus Krogh, will share his vision for what the SOBC hopes to accomplish in “curating the future of Bible design.” The SOBC’s annual awards program will be detailed, too, highlighting the judging process and criteria to show how the society will encourage best practices in Bible craftsmanship.
“This would be an ideal Lunch & Learn for industry professionals to attend as a group,” says J. Mark Bertrand, chair of the SOBC Award Committee, who will also be presenting at the event. “We’ve scheduled it to fit into the flow of the office workday, to help organizations bring everyone on board with the vision.”
This is a virtual program only.
Klaus Krogh is the president and chief executive officer of 2K/DENMARK, which was founded in 1987 as 2Krogh, a graphic design company that took its name from founders Liv and Klaus Krogh. For its 25th anniversary in 2012, it changed its name to 2K/DENMARK.
The company provides a range of services, working with publishers around the world. It focuses on typeface design, book design, and typesetting of complex texts, among which the Bible holds a prominent position. Klaus has been the CEO of the award-winning typographical design company, that has become a world leader within the field of Bible design and layout, as well as a prominent type foundry and Bible concept developer. Besides his work in design, Klaus has also been Honorary Consul of México (2010–present), National Chairman of the Society of Book Craftsmanship (1998–2005), examiner for media and communication education in Denmark (1999–2019), and the chairman of the committee of examiners (2006–2008). He is also a member of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church and MENSA Denmark.
J. Mark Bertrand
J. Mark Bertrand is a novelist and pastor whose writing on Bible design has helped spark a publishing revolution. Mark is the author of Rethinking Worldview: Learning to Think, Live, and Speak in This World, as well as the novels Back on Murder, Pattern of Wounds, and Nothing to.
Mark has a BA in English literature from Union University, an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston, and an MDiv from Heidelberg Theological Seminary. Through his influential Bible Design Blog, Mark has championed a new generation of readable Bibles. His work was featured in the November 2021 issue of FaithLife’s Bible Study Magazine. Since 2017, Mark has been an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He and his wife, Laurie, live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.