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The misunderstood monsters of Greek Mythology
Mangel—wurzel
illustration, typography

Frightening, shocking, strange and unpredictable, the monsters of Greek Mythology are the antiheroes that have inspired authors such as Hesiod, Homer, Plato, Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Wilde and Gide, artists like, Rubens, Goya, Ingres and Picasso and have fascinated countless read more

Frightening, shocking, strange and unpredictable, the monsters of Greek Mythology are the antiheroes that have inspired authors such as Hesiod, Homer, Plato, Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Wilde and Gide, artists like, Rubens, Goya, Ingres and Picasso and have fascinated countless generations of readers and listeners all around the world. Here, for the first time, the monsters of Greek Mythology get to tell their story! The original myths are coupled by the monsters’ own version of their story, all in sharp and witty original verse by Anastasia Tentokali and appropriately translated for the english version by Fanis Skourtis.
The design of the book makes use of a quite old but extremely ergonomic technique in which the content is arranged within a page so that it leaves enough space downwards and on the sides so that the reader’s hand can comfortably grasp it without obscuring the text.
The typography including fonts and text distribution, reminds of classic children’s books of old times that is made afresh by the use of modern technology that allows crystal-clear precision in the rendering of the shapes and the printing of the colors. The printing was made in high-quality Old Mill 130 and 250 gram paper.
Every “misunderstood monster” featured in the book is illustrated accordingly to its “psychology” as this is explained in its “personal account of its story”. The brand new book by Mangel-Wurzel book is lavishly designed and illustrated in smart neo-black-figure style colors in reminiscence of the black-figured illustrations of the Classic Greek Era, interpreted in a new –edgy style.


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