Monday, August 24, 2009

Typography III: Stephen Fry & Gutenberg

For me, what kept my attention throughout the video of Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press was the building process of their replica-like machine. From the illustration that was said to have been dated at least 60 years after Gutenberg's first press to the guy chiseling the wooden double-threaded mechanism. I was amazed by the craftsmanship of that piece! Alike, the lead pouring of the movable type was interesting in itself. The fact that they could create as many "E"s as they wanted made me wonder exactly how many did they make of each letter.


  1. regarding the "e"—i wonder what the most frequently used letter in the english language is?

  2. Kidwell's comment reminds me of the book "void".