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Dante's Inferno Chapbook

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  • Dante's Inferno Chapbook
    7in x 7.25in x 0.5in
  • As mentioned before, the cover was professionally done by Old Leather Books, Inc. The book is cross stitched into a pull up leather book. The spine is covered in handmade marble pastepaper. I also had the title gold stamped on the cover as well as a decorative pattern heat stamped around the borders. For more information, please visit www.oldleather.com
  • The first page introduces you to the broken circle motif which I printed on black cover stock through a laser printer. The laser printer gives it a nice shine resembling a varnish. As you can see, I also die-cut a few of the segments to give the reader a hint of the next page and the title of the piece. 
  • This is the table of contents. I laid out the text in the same way as the broken circle motif from the previous page. I feel this layout builds on the broken circles idea while presenting the table contents in a fun and unique way. Here you are introduced the main body copy typeface: Du Bellay. I wanted a typeface that looked handset and letter pressed to reflect the time period. It also adds a bit of creepiness to the book, as if the content wasn't doing that already.  
  • Here is a sample spread. As you can see from the broken circles we are in the seventh level of Hell. The images throughout the book are a wide variety of mediums and artists. I did this to show how inspirational Dante's story is. The headline text is set in Lombardic as well as the illuminated capital.