Levande Litteratur, the classics imprint of Swedish publisher Natur & Kultur, is now entering its eight decade of print. Their current run of quality hardbacks share a template introduced in 2006 with the reprint of Dante Alighieri’s literary masterpiece The Divine Comedy.
The volumes feature a consistent, classical proportion among all its titles, with interiors slightly modified to fit. Large illustrations occupy most of the covers, featuring historic interpretations of the different works. Majoor’s Scala once again proves to be the go-to for digital neo-classical typesetting, a simultaneously modern canonical ethos. Instead of a blurb, a famous passage greets and inspired the aspirant reader.