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23 Digital Typefaces Added to MoMA Permanent Architecture & Design Collection

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 25 January 2011

 

The FF Blur digital font

image: Research Studios/The New York Times

Alice Rawsthorn has written an interesting article entitled “For Electronic Types, a Mark of Distinction” in the Arts section of The New York Times looking at the induction into the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) (New York) permanent collection of Architecture and Design of 23 digital typefaces, from Verdana to OCR-A, and others.  The only typeface included in the collection up to that point had been the much-loved Helvetica.  Rawsthorn’s article, though short, gives a quick history of digital fonts, not all-inclusive by any means, but nevertheless interesting.

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