an admission of love for the ampersand

At art school, just as at any university I would imagine, there were a number of cliques, divisions and groups, but none were more obvious than the infamous...

Fine Art student vs. Graphic Design student

In my second year of uni I had a graphic designer boyfriend, and I can still remember the scowls and withering looks of my Fine Art peers, fully loaded with contempt and derision at being associated with 'one of them'.

I graduated a while ago now, and I've grown up a lot since then, but still the fact of my being a Fine Art graduate means this is not an easy thing to admit to.

Here goes:

I love typography.
I love fonts.
I love punctuation marks.

There, I said it. I'm a Fine Artist who also loves lettering - and I'm not ashamed!

Furthermore, I am in love with ampersands.

Just look how deliciously perfect they are, in all sorts of situations and media:


Are you enjoying the ampersand trend?
Or do you prefer a different punctuation mark?

5 hellos:

Fruitful Fusion said...

I love that ampersand ring!

Siobhan said...

I also love that ampersand ring, and ampersands and typography in general.

Vixie said...

It's great isn't it - I might add it to my birthday list :) ampersands are neat!

Anonymous said...

I <3 typography!

I did Graphic Design at school (would have continued it if my perfectionism didn't nearly kill me)and we did a big typography project. I love it when good typography says more than the words do (or says something different)but I don't like the & on keyboards (not swirly enough for me)

Vixie said...

Nooooooooooooooo! A real life Graphic Designer! Did you have the same thing with the Fine Artists as we had at our art school??

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