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The Typographic Dante

Journey from Hell, through Purgatory, to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition of works responding to Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Tullett has created a series of typographic illustrations, each of which responds to a Canto of Dante’s unfolding narrative, giving an opportunity to experience the whole journey of the Divine Comedy in one visual experience. Each work was made using a different ‘obsolete’ technology: wood and metal type, a typewriter and letraset.

The Divine Comedy is a poem by Dante Alighieri. Written between 1308 and 1320, it describes Dante’s journey, led by Virgil, through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, and, at a deeper level, represents the soul’s journey towards God.

Barrie Tullett is Programme Leader for Graphic Design at the University of Lincoln and is the author of Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology (Laurence King Publishing, 2014).

A set of prints by Brenda Dermody, reinterpreting some of these typographic illustrations, accompanies the works. Dermody is a designer, author and researcher, and is Programme Chair of Visual Communication at the Dublin School of Creative Arts, Technological University Dublin.

Dates & times

30 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
    • Tue 11 June 2019
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    • Wed 12 June 2019
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    • Thu 13 June 2019
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    • Fri 14 June 2019
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    • Sat 15 June 2019
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    • Sun 16 June 2019
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    • Tue 18 June 2019
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    • Wed 19 June 2019
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    • Thu 20 June 2019
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    • Fri 21 June 2019
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    • Sat 22 June 2019
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    • Sun 23 June 2019
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    • Tue 25 June 2019
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    • Wed 26 June 2019
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    • Thu 27 June 2019
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    • Fri 28 June 2019
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    • Sat 29 June 2019
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    • Sun 30 June 2019
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where

National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

Free