A visualization of the topology of the Divina Commedia

We publish a kind of graphical abstract of the Divina Commedia designed by Luciano Perondi and Angelo Monne. The design process was based on a simple synsemic model and the result is a clear (we guess) visual syntax.

Visual analysis of the artifact (Pdf).

Monne & Perondi choosed to use expressive illustration in order to create a visual relation between the overall image given by the text and the graphic schematization  – otherwise it would have been a too cold kind of infographics.

The illustator involved, Angelo Monne, is a very talented illustrator, who used to work together with Giovanni Lussu, and for this reason was familiar with the idea of synsemia.

Arnaldo Filippini, Luciano Perondi, Leonardo Romei

Designer: Luciano Perondi
Illustrator: Angelo Monne
Illustrations are part of the anthology Antologia della Divina Commedia. Incontro con l’opera.
Authors: Beatrice Panebianco, Cecilia Pisoni, Loretta Reggiani, Marcello Malpensa
Year: 2009
Title: Antologia della Divina Commedia. Incontro con l’opera.
Graphic design: Chialab
City and publisher: Bologna, Zanichelli

Hell: pages 4-5
Purgatory: pages 98-99
Paradise: pages 174-175

The artifact presented is based on the original, but we used an OpenSource font (Titillium) in order to publish the complete Pdf file.


One response to “A visualization of the topology of the Divina Commedia

  1. Pingback: Sinsemia: la scrittura in formato paesaggio - Luca Rosati

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