Gosh ampersands are so “in” right now. They’re used as a graphic on t-shirts, a hip new shape for a lamp, a design studio (and another), collegiate publications, and in tons of logos and branding designs.
Yep, I get it. The ampersand is freaking awesome. Its appearance can vary so much from looking like a mix of a cursive -S and a treble clef to a fancy capital -E and lots of shapes in between. I hadn’t paid much attention to the variety of ampersands, especially the ones I have on my own computer, so I decided to make a catalog of them ranging from the standard to the exquisite. I think it will be a good reference to know which ampersands I already have on hand and maybe you’ll find it helpful, too.
oh, and P.S. This is a great infographic breaking down all the elements of the ampersand and basically telling you all you ever wanted to know about the character.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!