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MoMa, at, Symbol, Typeface

Art, Design, Artefacts

MoMA acquires Ray Tomlinson's Symbol
Wednesday, 07.04.2010

Paola Antonelli, Senor Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA, informs us on their new acquistion of the symbol "@". A Museum is defined by its collection and the MoMA has celebrated elegance, economy, intellectual transparency, and a sense of the possible future directions that are embedded in the arts of our time, the essence of the modern day.

Ray Tomlinson design the @" in 1971. At the time "@" was explained as an abbreviation for the word "at" or for the phrase "at the rate of", mainly used in accounting and commercial invoices. Today, the most used letter on the Inernet.


Read the declaration on MoMA's official Blog.

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