Talking without actually speaking?!This is non-verbal communication made easy! Learn how to sign the alphabet with your hands. Finger spelling is a successful form of communication wherever the spoken word is not desired. This pocket guide is the perfect travel or car game for kids.
The Gutenberg charity shop has proved an invaluable aid to museum
funding for over 20 years. Each article sold includes a donation which
we pass on to the Gutenberg Museum. The shop is chiefly run by
volunteers which helps us to keep costs down. You may also make a donation without buying anything.
Typing errors happen – yet with this letter of indulgence, issued at the Gutenberg Museum in the name of Johannes Gutenberg himself, you now have the chance to redeem at least this minor sin! It gives you seven years, seven months and seven days of atonement – a real bargai.
The print is letterpress printed on handmade paper at the Gutenberg Museum. Format: ca. 29 x 42 cm. German edition.
Our new children’s mystery is releasedWe are pleased to present our new children’s book to you!The orphan Martin comes to Johannes Gutenberg’s workshop as an apprentice to work under top-secret conditions on the invention of the book printing process. But soon things are stolen from the workshop which pose great danger to the business. When Martin becomes a suspect of this theft himself, he decides to try to find the real thieves. Can the neighbour’s daughter Klara help him? Or is she working with the thieves?This thrilling story about Martin and Klara leads the reader directly into Gutenberg’s 15th century workshop where the printing press invention was made that changed the world.Regine Koelpin and Gitta Edelmann. Johannes Gutenberg und die verschwundenen Lettern. A historic Children’s Mystery. Paperback, 240 pages. Illustrated by Juno Sommer. Gutenberg Foundation 2019.
The "Blind Fish" game of the art of printingDive into the several hundred year-old jargon of the graphic's trade. What is a widow line? Or a flying head? Or a corpse? Or a twicer? Discover all the surprising answers to these queries. Fun can be had by both the young and the seasoned players. This game can be played by 2-4 people.
Die Bleilaus. Der Schwarze Peter der Druckkunst. 38 playing cards. Gutenberg-Shop 2018.
The world is a mass of colour …
… especially when you look at it through our kaleidoscope! The cut lens paints hundreds of pictures in tiny bright stones, with the play of colours changing with the light. Covered in replicas of old maps and star charts our kaleidoscope is reminiscent of the days of the great seafarers and explorers.
“Out of love for the truth” - the 95 theses in German languageLuther’s 95 Theses were rapidly introduced to a wider public in the form of printed posters and pamphlets. A German translation probably also soon followed. Our German translation of the Latin “Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum” (Weimar edition, vol. I, pp. 233–238) is by the Luther Society in Wittenberg.
Our poster is produced by the printers
of the Gutenberg Museum using the letterpress printing technique.
Format ca. 42 x 59 cm. German version.