Stefano Protino led the team at Passione Playing Cards in their three-part Inferno-based playing card series. The series began with Avernum in 2015, and was followed up by two more decks, called “Inferno Dite” and “Inferno Cocito,” which were funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2017. Both images below are from the Avernum deck.
Dante’s Inferno Bicycle Playing Card Deck
“The Inferno is a customized 56 card black and metallic ink playing card deck printed by USPCC and inspired by Dante Alighieri’s literary classic The Divine Comedy.
“Three months in the making, each of the Jacks, Queens, and Kings represents a major figure from The Inferno.
“Each completely original character was designed as a modern interpretation that is true to the text and framed after the most famous ‘Inferno’ Illustrations created by renowned artist Gustave Dore in the 19th Century. Staying true to that vision, we have created images utilizing he original Dore plates for our backgrounds.” —Bicycle Inferno Kickstarter
View images of some of the cards here.
Contributed by Iris McComb (Bowdoin College ’14)
Yellow House, Dante: The Motion Picture
Dante: The Motion Picture will be a cinematic effort by production company Yellow House to accurately represent The Divine Comedy‘s story and settings.
“One small production company taking on the challenge of creating a piece of cinema magic, based on the epic poem, The Divine Comedy.
“You’ve seen the cartoons and video game adaption tie-ins, but none of the films based on Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy quite cut it for an accurate portrayal of the events, locations and characters that readers have grown to love over the centuries. Fans of the material have been begging for Hollywood’s take on the classic Italian poem since the dawn of cinema, however, time and time again they have been left empty handed. [. . .]
“This is a live-action, all out ‘in your face’, portrayal of Dante’s journey. A journey fueled by his love for Beatrice while being led through the depths of hell by the seemingly all-knowing Virgil.” —Dante: The Motion Picture’s Kickstarter
To donate to the project, visit their Kickstarter page by December 14, 2014.
Learn more at www.dantemotionpicture.com.