The Typographic Dante - Purgatory by Barrie Tullett
No.13 of the TYPEWRITTEN series: The Typographic Dante - Purgatory by Barrie Tullett, UK.
Barrie Tullett: “The Typographic Dante began as my Final Major Project when I was a 3rd year student at the Chelsea School of Art (in 1989). As one does, I’d decided to produce a series of typographic illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy. One Letterpress image for each Canto of the Inferno, then, as the project developed, Typewriter Art illustrations for Purgatory and Letraset for Paradise. The images for each book to be created with a different, commercially ‘obsolete’, technology ... “
Included in this book is the typewritten section "Purgatory" with 33 typographics printed in monochrome, originally written on different typewriters with different coloured ribbons.
Printed on my Gestetner 320 mimeograph. Hand-bound edition of 45 copies for which 30 are for sale, 36 pages, 28x21cm landscape size.
The TYPEWRITTEN series is edited, printed, hand-bound and published by psw.