30 Ampersands to Inspire Your Typography Journey

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As designers we’re always encouraging our clients that less is more. Less text, less words and less rambling will make what you’re selling all the more appealing. We can’t just magic words away – we’re good but not that good. We can only work with what we’ve been given after all.

Today’s showcase is a designer’s best friend – the ampersand. Many times does this little symbol save on words, help balance up layouts and save on the age old hate of kerning.  But the ampersand is now more than just a symbol for the word ‘and’. It’s become somewhat of a staple for hand lettering, with typographers getting creative with their real life pens and the pen tool to really bring the shape to life. The possibilities are endless for such a small glyph but that’s a challenge that we designers live for. So here are 30 ampersands to inspire you on your typography journey.

JACOB RHOADES

VALENTINA BADEANU

IAN BARNARD

JENNET LIAW

KARL ADRIAN C. AGURO

JETPACKS AND ROLLERSKATES

MIKE BRUNER

MATT SCRIBNER

MELISSA WARD

EMRICH OFFICE

ELLIOT SNYDER

BREANNA ROSE

SETH MACH

MATT VERGOTIS

DREW ELLIS

JACOB D. NIELSEN

MATT CHASE

KENDRICK KIDD

 

SVETLANA POSTIKOVA

GABRIEL BENDERSKI

CAROLINE STANISKI

COLIN J BAKER

ALEXANDR IVANOV

KRYSTAL DUKE

 

CHRIS MEYER

KATE

JOSH CAMIRE

ASHLEY JANKOWSKI

NIKITA PROKHOROV

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