Currently reveling in the writings of Simon Garfield.
“The best thing about an ampersand is it’s energy — its refusal to sit still. It is almost impossible to look at one and not think about its shape, or draw one and not think about liberation.”
“Even in its more basic modern form, the ampersand is far more than abbreviation; its creativity provides a heartening reminder 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, as are Ben & Jerry’s… but Simon and Garfunkel? No wonder they kept splitting up. Tom and Jerry? Of course they hate each other.”