— The Iliad

The written form of Homer’s epic poem recounting the final year of the decade-long Greek siege of Troy, usually dated to the 8th century BC, contains 15,000 lines of dactylic hexameter and over 155,000 words.

The sheer scope of the tale is rendered startlingly visible by the density of this poster: 30 words per square centimeter.

 

Two-colour offset print (black / Aegean blue)
Word count: 155,150
Typeset in 3.25pt Malaga
Printed on 150g Munken Pure Rough

 

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