The Museum of the Bible is an innovative,
educational experience inviting all people
to engage with the impact of the Bible.
The Museum opened its doors
with several celebratory galas.
Located in the heart of Washington, DC, the Museum of the Bible is a brand new, in-depth experience that combines history and narrative with state-of-the-art technology, bringing the Bible to life like never before.
The entrance to the museum is flanked by two large bronze doors that recreate the first two pages of Genesis from the Gutenberg Bible—the book that brought the Bible to the masses thanks to Johann Gutenberg’s invention of the moveable type printing method.
When the Museum approached Pomp about branding the opening, it was planning a huge extravaganza with four separate events spanning three days—two of them would be black-tie galas. Some guests would be invited to more than one event so the challenge was to find a cohesive and elegant way to keep the separate invitations consistent.
Using the bronze doors as a symbol for the grand opening, the doors were recreated on a small scale by embossing the actual artwork from Gutenberg Bible into bronze paper for guests to literally open.
It was important to the Museum that each guest receive the same invitation, regardless of the event(s) they were invited to. One of the beautiful aspects of many of the Gutenberg Bibles were their adornment with illuminated letters. In keeping with this tradition, the lovely letter T artwork from the 15th century that was stamped with bronze foil became the show stopper of the invitation itself. Furthermore, the foil perfectly matches the bronze paper from the carrier. The super thick invitation paper and envelopes have an antiqued cream hue giving them an additional subtle nod to the past.
The result is a stunning, memorable keepsake that guests will save for years to come to remind them of this incredible opening.