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From cuneiform writing to emoji

May 19th, 2020 to September 27th, 2020

About the exhibition

In his nonfiction comic "It is written - from cuneiform writing to emoji", the Ukrainian-born artist Vitali Konstantinov deals with the writings of our world.

His research ranges from the beginnings of the first script to the emojis of today. With a mixture of sarcasm and know-how he summarises the history of the development of writing in speech bubbles and drawings, true to detail. The readers of his comic book will also find art typefaces in his Wimmel book, like the "Tengwar" from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" or the "Klingon" from "Star Trek".

In addition to this wealth of information, the exhibition also provides an insight into the creation of comic drawings. The speech bubbles were intended as blank spaces and were later inserted by the artist during production. Thus, visitors will find original drawings without text in the showcases of the cabinet exhibition.

Admission and guided tours


Admission to the special exhibition is included in the regular admission price to the Gutenberg Museum.

A registration for the exhibition is not required. The specified hygiene and clearance rules apply.

Guided tours

Guided tours through the exhibition are offered every Tuesday at 4 p.m. and every Wednesday at 1 p.m. by appointment only.

Please contact us for further details:

Phone: +49 6131 – 12 2643
Mail: uta.boehnertstadt.mainzde

Additional fees of €1.50 plus museum entrance fee will be charged.

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