Sapere – Good Advice – Full Color (Flat) Poster


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Sapere Audi means: “Hear thou, to be wise!” In other words: “Hey you, listen up! Pay attention!” Not bad advise for our times, actually. The idea came from Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a romantic novel about a developmentally disabled bell-ringer named Quasimodo who falls in love with a beautiful gypsy, with whom everyone else also falls in love, including Quasimodo’s adopted father, the priest Claude Frollo. Now you can imagine the complications! Anyway, Claude, being a dabbler in Alchemy (which is all about wise sayings in Latin), has scrawled on his tower wall: Sapere Aude, which means: “Dare to be wise!” also good advise for our times. Now it just so happens that a contemporary artist, in the excitement of transcribing so much wisdom, slipped on a vowel (oops!) to convey twice as much wisdom as he was at first aware. So there! This poster is a standard 11″ x 14″. I just thought you ought to know.