history of the ampersand

“Its rise to hipster fame has catapulted the ampersand from the sketchbooks of type designers onto just about every printable surface you can imagine, the variations of which seem endless.”

I’ve always had a love affair with the ampersand. It can be sleek and elegant with all its curves in just the right place or it can be bold and daring chiseling its way between two words. At any rate, I hope you enjoy this interesting article on the history of the Ampersand (Jonny Gibson) as much as I did.