detail of a pgae from a Gutenberg bible.

Above is a detail of a 1455 edition of The Gutenberg Bible, the first major work printed in Europe.

Johann Gutenberg began experimenting with casting movable or reusable type in the 1440s. By 1450 he had perfected his technique, and soon afterward he began work on the Bible.

The Library of Congress Gutenberg Bible is one of three perfect examples printed on vellum known today. Click here for a closer look, at the Rare Book Room site.

Interesting links

Typography:

Typographica Typography discussion, books and commentary.

House Industries A fantastic type house.

The Font Feed Typography techniques & inspirational examples.

I Love Typography The site name says it all.

My Fonts Newsletters MyFonts.com's newsletters are inspirational.

 

Design:

Design Observer Thought-provoking articles on all things design.

Brand New Reviews & discussion of new logos & identities.

Letterheady A collection of interesting letterheads.

Uni-Watch A blog discussing sports related design.

Core 77 Industrial design discussion that graphic designers will learn from.

 

Web design:

A List Apart The best source for web design information.

Lynda.com Excellent online learning tools.

W3.org More CSS info than you'll ever need.

Webby Awards A good site to visit to see what top sites are doing.

Eric Meyer Eric is a pioneer of CSS development & generously shares his knowledge.

 

Just plain ol' interesting stuff:

Urban Sketchers You're going to want to draw after visiting the Urban Sketchers site.

The Rare Book Room A digital collection of rare historical books.

Antique Typewriters Before cheap plastic keyboards, typewriters were beautiful.

Pencil Tip Sculptures See what you can do with what's left of your pencil.