Ampersands are everywhere lately in the design world. So I couldn’t help but do an ampersand post after I read this description of what they represent in my current read (the font book):

“Much of what one needs to know about the history and beauty of a font is found in its ampersand. Done well, an & is not so much a character as a creature, an animal from the deep. Or it is a character int he other sense of the word, usually a tirelessly entertaining one, perhaps an uncle with too many magic tricks.

Even in its more basic modern form, the ampersand is far more than abbreviation; its creativity provides a heartening reminding of the continuing impact of the quill in type design, and it signifies more than just a link. It also signifies permanence, not least to a professional partnership; Dean & Deluca are clearly in it for the long haul….But Tom and Jerry? Of course they hate each other…”

Source: via A on Pinterest

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Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

If you’re tired of fonts just tell me :-)


  1. I want those earrings!

  2. The bride and groom pic is soo cute!! Very clever use of the ampersand :)

  3. Great collection! I love how powerful an & can be!

    • dodelinedesign says:

      Hi Margie! Thanks for coming to my blog, I'm just heading to visit yours and sign up for your newsletter now! :-)

  4. I love the ampersand! It really is the best of the symbols!

    That book sounds fascinating, it's going on my wishlist right now :)

  5. tiffanylanehandmade says:

    I love the clever uses of the ampersand! So true how the ampersand tells so much about its font.

  6. So adorable! You are always finding the cutest things! xo


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