Saturday, March 03, 2012

Gutenberg comes home

The Vatican is having one of its terrific historical exhibits this week on the history of the Bible, and by extension, the history of The Book. One of the cooler things is a reproduction of Gutenberg's original press, that you actually get to work and make a page from.

Above is my friend Gregory getting instructions on how to work it.

Here's Gregory working it.

Then you get to take your page home.