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core's picture

i want to see nice ampersands! please give me some nice links! classical, decorative, wild, swoooshy, anything but geometrical...

hrant's picture

Look through the Typo-L archives for some good past discussions about ampersands, including some great sources.

http://listserv.heanet.ie/typo-l.html

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johnbutler's picture

Don't forget Classica Prestige! (ampersands on page two)

Also check out the ampersands in Luc[as] de Groot's Thesis family. There's a nice detailed animation of them at his site.

There was an old Font & Function with a good ampersand article. 1993 or 1994, maybe.

johnbutler's picture

My own favorite ampersands: Trump Mediaeval italic, Cochin italic, and Michelangelo.

hrant's picture

Like the "@", the "&" is a character that I think has exceptional room to evolve (and you know I like "progressive" design). One of my favorites has to be the one in Triplex Italic.
http://www.emigre.com/dp/getfontpage.php?PTriItL.html

BTW, I never realized that Michelangelo has hybrid figures! So does Loire by Jean Lochu:
http://www.daidala.com/loire.html

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Miss Tiffany's picture

Don't forget the ampersand of Anisette!

pogono's picture

>Don't forget the ampersand of Anisette!

Pacman eating a mars bar!

peterbruhn's picture

"There was an old Font & Function with a good ampersand article..."

this one?
http://fountain.nu/theambersand.jpg

/peter

core's picture

I posted because: I am building a bonus font for Fountain, and the type is tall and strict, sans serif, all caps, quite rigid. And: I wanted to totally break it off with a swooschy out-of-place ampersand... The problem is that most nice-looking et-signs are very wide, and I want it to be very tall, but still decorative and classic, calligraphic. Thank you for all the links. Thanks Greg, here it is for others to see:
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anonymous's picture

Hola, estos son mis mas nuevos ampersands. I hope you like them or make some good old usual copy/inspiration/critizicism/opinion or howevwr you want to call the forms. This is probably very nineties but it is mexican. Give feedback thank yous...
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anonymous's picture

heres some more. the name of this font is exboy kf
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anonymous's picture

IMO, the best ampersand ever is in Bitstream's Cooper Light.

anonymous's picture

this is the first time i'm visiting this site. I am a talented graphic designer in NYC, and i'm totally crazy about typography. But lately this economy is really really getting to me. Once upon a time, getting a freelance job was nothing more than a phone call.... this days its like knocking on doors for weeks. I must say sometimes, i'm even thinking about changing my career all together. Please if anyone of you know of any designs firms that are hiring or need a great designer full time. Please post it on this board.... thanks
Ciao
_ania ;)

hrant's picture

Hmmm, how did this 'bot choose my post to replicate?

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joeclark's picture

There are entire ampersand blogs you could look up, and Flickr pools.

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