I ran across this piece on the use of art and design for "secular" works and the question was entirely germane to the circumstance today in Lutheran service books: Surely if one artist can accomplish this for the reasons noted above,
the same or greater is not unrealistic or out of reach for us in
relation to the sacred liturgy and liturgical books of the Church.
You take a look at what this artist has done with a combination of original art and a carefully chosen type face. When I look at the LSB Altar Book or Lectionary (especially the cover) I only wish we had given the same attention to art as this work of Tolkien! Ah.... well... you can read it all for yourself here...