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MoMA adds typefaces to its collection

Photo: 50 Years of Helvetica on Flickr

Big news today for fans of digital type: MoMA has added 23 typefaces to its Architecture and Design Collection:

“Helped by a panel of expert advisors that included graphic design critics, designers, and historians, we based our decisions on the same criteria—ranging from aesthetics to historical relevancy, from functionality to social significance, from technological ingenuity to economy—that we use when evaluating objects. We paid particular attention to the synthesis of goals, means, and elegance that we always seek in modern design.”

The new selections:

  • OCR-A by American Type Founders (1966)
  • New Alphabet by Wim Crouwel (1967)
  • Bell Centennial by Matthew Carter (1976-78)
  • ITC Galliard by Matthew Carter (1978)
  • FF Meta by Erik Spiekermann (1984-1991)
  • Oakland by Zuzana Licko (1985)
  • Keedy Sans by Jeffery Keedy (1991)
  • FF Beowolf by Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum (1990)
  • Template Gothic by Barry Deck (1990)
  • Dead History by P. Scott Makela (1990)
  • HTF Didot by Jonathan Hoefler (1991)
  • FF Blur by Neville Brody (1992)
  • Mason by Jonathan Barnbrook (1992)
  • Mantinia by Matthew Carter (1993)
  • Interstate by Tobias Frere-Jones (1993-95)
  • Big Caslon by Matthew Carter (1994)
  • FF DIN by Albert-Jan Pool (1995)
  • Walker by Matthew Carter (1995)
  • Verdana by Matthew Carter (1996)
  • Mercury by Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones (1996)
  • Miller by Matthew Carter (1997)
  • Retina by Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones (1999)
  • Gotham by Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones (2000)