Beyond the Quadrangle

By Asia Morris '12Staff Writer

MoMA Acquires 23 Digital Typefaces for its Architecture and Design Collection The Museum of Modern Art in New York just added 23 typefaces to their permanent collection. I know you’re reading this and thinking, “What? Typefaces? What’s the point in collecting Typefaces?” According to Brent Gentile, “Typefaces have rich histories and are just as important to contemporary design as Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water” is to Architecture.”

The MoMA couldn’t agree more, “This first selection of 23 typefaces represent a new branch in our collection tree. 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.”

FMI: www.juxtapoz.com

More College Freshmen Feeling Overwhelmed, Survey Finds The annual “American Freshmen” report, a national survey released Thursday, conducted by UCLA, reported college freshmen feeling higher levels of emotional and financial stress than the freshmen before them. Only 45.9 percent of women described themselves as emotionally strong, compared to 59.1 percent of the men. Just about two-thirds of this year’s freshmen, 62.1 percent, marked that the recession had affected their choice of college and 3.4 percent more than last year said they are depending on grants and scholarships to get them through. John H. Pryor, lead author of the report and managing director of UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute stated, “What this means is that going into college, students are already feeling more stress and feeling more overwhelmed and have lower emotional reserves to deal with that stress.”

FMI: www.latimes.com

Illness Sidetracks Ozzy’s ‘Crazy Train’ Ozzy Osbourne had to cancel his Jan. 30 show in Reno, Nevada because of a “sudden illness.” Chris Martinez with Live Nation failed to fill us in on what exactly ailed Osbourne. He said, “Based on advice from doctors, it is with great regret that Ozzy Osbourne is postponing his show … at the Reno Event Center. The multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Famer cannot perform … due to a sudden illness.” Talk about postponed, the concert has been rescheduled for April!

FMI: www.cnn.com