Hi friends, Ashley here, to introduce you to a new recurring column at AD Aesthetic – Visual Vocab. Each month Dawn and I will scour the internet for the best visual inspiration based on a randomly selected word (following along with the alphabet of course). First up, the letter A.
A is for… Ampersand: [am-per-sand] • noun
1. the character or symbol (&) standing for and
While there are many styles and variations of the ampersand, every ampersand starts as an et – or Latin for and. The symbol truly is an evolution of scribes working quickly. Don’t believe me? Check out this chart to see the evolution for yourself:
As designers, we are both a little bit obsessed with the ampersand. With it’s intriguing curves, and endless styles, it’s quite possibly one of the most visually appealing typographic characters in existence. Because of this, there is a plethora of fantastic graphic design featuring the beloved character, see for yourself: