Slanted in Rhineland-Palatinate: Gutenberg-Museum Mainz
Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate
Our new Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate deals with regional design as well as arts and crafts. The German federal state has a long tradition of arts and craftsmanship, supported and kept alive by a strong middle-class as well as strong regional institutions and cultural drivers. In its state capital Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg invented letterpress printing and delivered the first printed Bible in 1456, and probably drank a pint of wine on it.
In the Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate we present selected cultural institutions and drivers that are particularly important and formative for the region. This also includes the Gutenberg-Museum, located in the heart of the old town of Mainz. It presents two original Gutenberg Bibles as some of ist greatest treasures. In the reconstructed Gutenberg workshop, you can hourly watch demonstrations of how printing was done in Gutenberg’s day.
Supported by descom—Designforum Rhineland-Palatinate.