The Typographic Dante: Opening Event

Come along to the opening of artist Barrie Tullett’s epic exhibition of typographic works responding to Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Tullett has created 100 typographic illustrations, each of which responds to a Canto of Dante’s unfolding narrative, giving an opportunity to experience the whole journey of the Divine Comedy in one visual experience. Each work was made using a different ‘obsolete’ technology: wood and metal type, a typewriter and letraset.

Hear from the artist and raise a glass at this evening event.

A set of prints by Brenda Dermody, reinterpreting some of these typographic illustrations, accompanies the works. Dermody is a designer, author, and researcher, and is Programme Chair of Visual Communication at the Dublin School of Creative Arts, Technological University Dublin.

Dates & times

30 Apr 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall


Free, but ticketed