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AMPERSAND: ETYMOLOGY & DESIGN

Typographic Investigation

A book investigating typography’s most fanciful character: the ampersand. Explores the symbol’s origins and its evolution over time, from a time-saving ligature to an established glyph. Compares traditional, calligraphic and contemporary forms alongside original illustrations. Expanding upon a similar investigation by Jan Tschichold in 1957, this book looks at the ampersand’s new role in typography’s modern age.