08 April 2010

@MOMA & @Romi's

The other day I was listening to NPR and caught some interesting news. MOMA has "acquired" the @ sign into its design collection. In a nutshell, MOMA has honored the humble @ sign for its history, usage and design. Did you know it's been around for centuries? Neither did I! Read about it here. It's fascinating to read how the @ sign was used before becoming a symbol of the internet age.

In honor of MOMA's acquisition, I've designed two @ sign shawl pins, (because I couldn't decide whether it should be a penannular or have a separate stick)! And you know what a new product means, right? A sneaky sale. :) Details at the end of my post!
The cool thing about the @ sign of course, is that even without the meaning, it has a beautiful and clean line to it.
The camera loves it.
And I had so much fun shooting it!
I couldn't decide which pictures to use.
So I ended up choosing quite a few.
Here's the version with separate stick.
I wore it to knitting the other day and a graphic designer friend loved it, even though he doesn't knit. You can buy your own here or here. They come in copper, nickel, brushed nickel (only the penannular - my favorite) and sterling silver. If you don't see it right away, shift refresh your browser and it will pop up.

And the sale? Through April 16th, take 15% off your purchase of $15 or more when you enter the code TAXTIME at checkout! Patterns not included.

Tune back in very soon to hear some cool news about a new project. I'm excited!

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6 Comments:

Blogger RosalĂ­a said...

Beautiful design as usual.

11:26 PM  
Blogger JelliDonut said...

Love love love it!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Antonia.Bramble said...

This is momentous! The history and modern importance of @ astounded me! Thanks for making this. I see a future for @.

4:49 PM  
Blogger DonnaC said...

Fascinating - don't hesitate to skim the comments - they had me rolling!!!

4:58 AM  
OpenID redsilvia said...

Well I don't know about the history of the @ sign, though I'll have to click through, but I thought you'd started doing monogram pins (which isn't a horrible idea)...more reading - less picture looking for me.

BTW, the new pin very pretty and the photos are gorgeous.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Did you see the recent news on the @ sign being acquired by a museum?

http://news.google.com/news/story?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=%22%40%22+Museum+of+Modern+Art&ncl=diwj-Fx8GvdTXzMy6n4ByDiQjlRdM

9:17 AM  

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