“The Devil is not as black as he is painted.”

― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy.

Client
Quattro Venti Publishing

Role within Project
Art Director

Disciplines
Art Direction, Print Design

About
A limited edition run of Gustave Doré's incredible wood etched illustrations accompanying Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy. Initiated by 
Quattro Venti Publishing

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As soon as I was at the foot of his tomb, 
Somewhat he eyed me, and as if disdainful, 
Then asked of me, ‘Who were thine ancestors?’

(Inf. x, 40 – 42)

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“‘O doleful soul, implanted like a stake’
To say began ‘If thou canst, speak out’”

(Inf. xix, 45, 48)

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“By the hair held the head dissevered,
Hung from the hand in fashion of a lantern,
And that upon gazed and said: ‘O me!’”

(Inf. xxviii, 121 – 123)

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“Soul idiotic, 
Keep to thy horn, and vent thyself with that, 
When wrath or other passion touches thee”

(Inf. xxxi, 70 – 72)

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