The Typographic Dante Exhibition – London South Bank Centre

Tullett, Barrie and Alighieri, Dante (2019) The Typographic Dante Exhibition – London South Bank Centre. [Event, Show or Exhibition]

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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.

Keywords:poetry, letterpress, letraset, typewriter, concrete poetry, word art, exhibition, Dante, Divine Comedy, Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise, Vispo
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W211 Typography
W Creative Arts and Design > W820 Poetry Writing
W Creative Arts and Design > W781 Bookbinding
W Creative Arts and Design > W140 Printmaking
W Creative Arts and Design > W213 Visual Communication
W Creative Arts and Design > W220 Illustration
W Creative Arts and Design > W210 Graphic Design
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Design)
ID Code:36150
Deposited On:17 Jun 2019 12:09

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