Being Interrupted cover design

Being Interrupted by Al Barrett and Ruth Harley

We were commissioned to work on this cover for Being Interrupted by Al Barrett and Ruth Harley by SCM Press. The book, which focuses on reimagining the church in the modern day to address themes of inequality and ecological breakdown gave us the scope to create one of our recent favourite covers designs. In it the traditional representation of Christ and the Church is torn away to reveal the title underneath, to represent the concept of moving away from past conceptions of what Church is and look at what Church could be.

The book has already received considerable attention along with very positive reviews from the church community and we were pleased to have been asked to work on the book.

Beginning with a ‘Street Nativity Play’ that didn’t end as planned, and finishing with an open-ended conversation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Being Interrupted locates an institutionally-anxious Church of England within the wider contexts of divisions of race and class in ‘the ruins of empire’, alongside ongoing gender inequalities, the marginalization of children, and catastrophic ecological breakdown.

‘A fascinating contribution to the conversation about mission in the 21st century’
The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York

You can buy the book here.

You can see more about our book design work here.

Being Interrupted by Al Barrett and Ruth Harley
Publisher: SCM Press • ISBN: 9780334058625 • Number of Pages: 256
Published: 30/11/2020 • Width: 13.5 cm • Height: 21.6 cm

Being Interrupted full cover