They are all digital or designed with a foresight of the scope of the digital revolution, and they all significantly respond to the technological advancements occurring in the second half of the twentieth century. “Each is a milestone in the history of typography.” says Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.
FontShop and the TYPO conference are proud that nearly all designers behind the 23 nominated typefaces have been in Berlin and at TYPO Berlin. Have a look:
Type Design at MoMA’s Collection (1/2):
1990: Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum at MetaDesign (Berlin), honored by MoMA for FF Beowolf (1990)
1995: Jeff Keedy at FUSE95 conference, honored by MoMA for Keedy Sans (1991)
1995: Neville Brody at FUSE95 conference, honored by MoMA for FF Blur (1992)
2004: Matthew Carter at the TYPO Berlin 2004 conference, honored by MoMA for Bell Centennial (1976–78), ITC Galliard (1978), Mantinia (1993), Big Caslon (1994), Walker (1995), Verdana (1996) and Miller (1997)
See part 2 tomorrow. Images: © FontShop (1), © Gerhard Kassner (2), © Marc Eckardt (1)