Johannes Gutenberg c. 1397-1468
The Gutenberg Bible, a Revolution in Printing
The history of its printing and later (much later) digitization.
Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press
Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press with replaceable wooden or metal letters in 1436 (completed by 1440). Inventors Guide Mary Bellis profiles the inventor and his invention.
The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, keepers of one of the original Gutenberg Bibles, has placed images from the actual book online for viewing and study. Of special interest to designers - the beautifully illustrated initial caps and overall layout.