Dante Library Card Art Set / art gift / literary gift / vintage library cards / original art / original illustration

$50.00

DANTE LIBRARY CARD ART SET

Three ink drawings on vintage library cards, on the theme of the original literary hell-raiser himself, Dante Alighieri. Perfect for any friend in Purgatory or the Inferno!

La Divine Comédie by Dante Alighieri
(L'Enfer, Purgatoire, Paradis)

Is the Divine Comedy the ultimate road trip book? The pinnacle of travel writing? What it lacks in five-star hotels, it makes up for in stinking rivers, howling winds, minotaurs and blinding tears. FUN!

These days, library sign-out cards are curiosity items –– something that you occasionally still find in the back of an older library book (and something you bore your kids with, telling them about the old days of paper and signatures and stamps). So, in a bit of recycling-meets-vintage, I take these obsolete things and repurpose them as art, with original ink drawings working in concert with the card's marks and history.

They work fantastically well as bookmarks, as gifts tucked into greeting (or Christmas) cards, or as frameable art in their own right.

Attractively packaged in clear plastic sleeves with a decorative card tops.

Have a friend who loves literature? What could make a better, more original gift?

These are vintage cards, with sign-out dates going back to the fifties and sixties.

The drawings are wholly original, done freehand, directly onto the cards, in acrylic wash and ink.

Mailed with heavy card or board so they won't bend in transit.

Everything shipped comes with an extra art surprise.

And remember: every thing, every soul, becomes dyed with the colour of its use, its thoughts, the world.

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