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06 March

INFERNO Playing Cards. A “divine” deck with the beauty of a poem

A political activist and defender of Italian unity, Dante Alighieri, known as “il Sommo Poeta” (“the supreme poet”) has gone down in history as the author of the masterpiece of universal literature: The Divine Comedy. This key work in the transition from the Medieval thought to the Renaissance, has inspired artists such as Boticelli, Doré and Dalí in their drawings and illustrations. Contemporary artists have also been inspired by this beautiful epic verse. One of them, Stefano Protino, has done…

22 June

Dante’s Inferno Bicycle deck. The Divine Comedy

    The Faro Playing Card Company, creators of the labyrinthine The Hedge Bicycle deck, release a new and interesting project: Bicycle Dante’s Inferno deck. Inspired by the legendary work of Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy, designs are a modern interpretation true to the original text and framed after the classic “Inferno” illustrations by the versatile artist Gustave Doré. The deck, with a eerie atmosphere (watch the gallery of images), will be printed by the USPCC. You can go to…