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A Brief History of the Ampersand

A Brief History of the Ampersand

A new translation by Jean-Marie Clarke of Jan Tschichold essay dealing with the successive designs of the ampersand glyph has been re-published in a facsimile version. The text is structured by a collection of 288 carefully selected and commented ampersands, which constitutes a brief and concise introduction to the history of Western writing and typography. Unavailable in English until now, this new translation is published to the original design by the author. Available for €12 from Zeug.

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