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.
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