I made this non-commisioned poster after visiting a exhibition of prints depicting Dante’s epic Divina Commedia called “Nel mezzo del cammin” (the opening line of Dante’s work).
The typographical illustration is based on Gustave DorĂ©’s first illustration for the Divina Commedia which depicts Dante lost in the woods.

I chose to depict this scene in 3D shaped lines of text to reference both DorĂ©’s linear drawing style, as well as Dante Alighieri’s ability to “paint with words”.


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