Gutenberg Bible 1454 Graphic Design History by Johanna Drucker and Emily McVarish.

The quiz covers the material discussed in the required readings. My suggestion to you: print this page out and keep it with you as you are reading the book. Answer the questions as you go and this quiz won’t be a painful experience.


  1. What 15th century invention helped lead to specialization in typographic innovation?

  2. What were some of the influences on 18th century typography?

  3. Juan Claudio Polanco was the creator of the first piece of information design.

  4. Giambattista Bodoni and John Baskerville were examples of what?

  5. Who engraved the Romain du Roi for Loius XIV?

  6. Who perfected Fournier’s 72-points-to-the-inch system?

  7. The incunabula period refers to the years between 1450–1500 A.D.

  8. What type of engraving permitted finer and more intricate drawings to be reproduced with accuracy?

  9. What 1788 invention "Powered" the industrial revoultion and lead to easier means of mass production?

  10. Typography, book design and illustration were done by the same person/shop during the Renaissance.