@ @MoMA

The @ at MoMA

The @ symbol presented in  MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design.
Is it Design? Is it Modern Art? Read more detail at MoMa website. I became more interested in history of the symbol dating back to the sixth or seventh century when the @ appeared on a letter from an Italian merchant than the  explanation of how or why MoMA “acquired” it.

The @ at MoMA

Ray Tomlinson. @. 1971. Here displayed in ITC American Typewriter Medium, the closest approximation to the character used by a Model 33 Teletype in the early 1970s.

Photo © Jeewon Shin

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