The printed word

The Norwegian Printing Museum

"The printed word" relates to Johann Gutenberg’s innovation of movable type in the 1400s and its significance for the ensuing centuries.

We will look at the technological development of various printing techniques and machines, also the new crafts and occupations that emerged with them. We will tell the story of how the art of printing has spread knowledge and played a role in the development of democracy and freedom of speech – these are burning issues also in today’s society. We will also look at fonts and typography and the diversity of printed matter and visual expressions that were developed and produced with these.