I could be a humble tattoo journalist unschooled within the worlds of Latin, typography and logograms, however I do spend a hell of numerous time behind the pc pounding away on the keys writing articles for this humble web site, and let me inform you, the ampersand is the king of the keyboard.
Do not imagine me? Simply take a look at it.
It is so rattling cool.
The common-or-garden little logogram was born method again within the first century. As Roman scribes received sick of writing the letters “e” and “t” many occasions over, they began to squish the 2 collectively creating what is named a ligature, basically inventing the ampersand as they did so. The ligature wasn’t fairly a letter by itself, but it surely was usually tacked on to the top of the Latin alphabet for hundreds of years. In English it was additionally handled because the twenty seventh letter of the alphabet for a while, which irks me. I imply, the alphabet track even has the phrase “and” in it, why not simply make it the twenty sixth letter and throw Z in there because the twenty seventh… however I used to be not consulted.
Through the years the image was used to face in for the phrase “and,” which as a reasonably quick phrase, does not actually seem to be the form of factor you could abbreviate. However then, once more, take a look at it!
It is a lot cooler than merely typing out these three dumb letters. Plus, it appears elegant as all hell within the title of manufacturers. Would you purchase something from Dolce And Gabbana? No, sir, you wouldn’t. However Dolce & Gabbana… rattling proper. Take my cash.
The ampersand holds a particular place in my coronary heart and I am removed from the one one, as you may see within the gallery under.