What is an ampersand?

::  “dear mr. ampers…”

Over the years, I’ve received countless letters and phone calls for a “Mr. Ampers” (**sigh**). So many, in fact, that it’s become my mission (and burden!) to educate folks, one-by-one, about the lovely ampersand. (If you happen to be one of the uninitiated, prepare to be enlightened.) Here we go:

The ampersand symbol [&] is an abbreviated combination of the letters ET, the Roman word for and. Its name is derived from a spoken form of the phrase and per se and.

Hundreds of beautiful—and often subtle—style variations of this fanciful character exist. At Ampers& Studio, those variations in style and attention to detail are very important to me. You see, I love type (and good design, too). From corporate identities to publication design, from websites to direct mail and collateral—and virtually everything in between—Ampers& knows the “how and why” of selecting the appropriate fonts and graphics for getting your message across effectively and aesthetically.

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