Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita

Check out this illustrated version of Dante’s Inferno set in a nightmarish Los Angeles. I’m coveting those lithographs, especially the one illustrating the gates of Hell as the entrance to an underpass, complete with signs that read "Abandon All Hope On Entry Here." (Reminds me rather of Martin Rowson’s fantastically inventive noir comic book version of The Waste Land.)

Via scribblingwoman.

3 Responses to “Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita”

  1. Rana says:

    That is _really_ cool.

  2. Somewhat says:

    That is really, really cool!

  3. Amanda says:

    Isn’t it just? Transposed classics are always neat, and when someone manages to pull off that big a transposition and make it work, it’s amazing.