January 2020 — 
May 2020

This book aimed at students approaching the study of Dante’s ‘Inferno’. To facilitate comprehension, at the beginning of each canto a table of contents and a short introduction has been provided. Moreover, each line of the poem is numbered to correspond with its explanation contained in the end notes.

A mathematically defined grid helped to create playfulness with visuals, white spaces and typographical choices that gives hierarchy and narrative.

This design aims to bring the contemporary audience closer to a classic piece of Italian literature. It is light to carry in their backpacks and easy to read anywhere.The book is printed with a soft cover so it can be handled easily used and studied to its maximum capacity.

The black and white illustration are monotype prints. They are an interpretative, abstract reflection on Gustave Doré’s famous imagery of Dante’s journey. They are 34 in total, one for each canto of the ‘Inferno’. I decided to produce these illustrations to fully engage the reader with the narrative.

The District Award for Creativity 2020︎︎︎