30Jul
Ampersand Prints | offthebeatenpress.com

In the summer of 2013, I read the book Just My Type, and it was filled with these amazing quotes about the ampersand.  One of my favorites reads, “Done well, an [ampersand] is not so much a character as a creature, an animal from the deep.” How vivid is that description?! I already had a deep love for the ampersand and in fact, I have one tattooed on my wrist.

Ampersand Tattoo | offthebeatenpress.com

This shape has so much history and weight to it. If you have any love for it at all, pick up Just My Type and read a little more about it. You will not be sorry. There are tons of unique ampersands across different types and I wanted to have some in my house. You can get tons of ampersand prints on Etsy already, and plenty in stores, but none of them were the style I liked. To me, none of them gave a call to the typeface of the ampersand itself. So I decided to make some myself!

White Ampersand Prints | offthebeatenpress.com

I picked some of my types and set them with a minimal description of the font family & style underneath. Of course I had to do both black and white versions. Since they were done digitally, I had them printed in a variety of sizes so that they could work well on different types of gallery walls.

White Ampersand Prints | offthebeatenpress.com

Right now, I think my personal favorite is the chunky Pistilli Roman. You can see it below on the left.

Black Ampersand Prints | offthebeatenpress.com

I tried to pick a variety of different weights and styles so if someone really wanted a dozen ampersands, they could have a full set.

Black Ampersand Prints | offthebeatenpress.com

I have them all listed for sale on Etsy. I have four different sizes. I am thinking about offering them as a set of cards one day or as digital copies so people can just print them themselves at home.

Ampersand Prints | offthebeatenpress.com

Head over to my Etsy shop to take a look!

 

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