30 Ampersands to Inspire Your Typography Journey

30 Ampersands to Inspire Your Typography Journey

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


NOE ARAUJO


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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Caitlin is obsessed with all things design. When she's not busy working on magazines and newspapers, she's juggling freelancing on the side and a masters degree. You'll likely find her in the gym or cooking up a storm in the kitchen when she manages to step away from the computer.