Monday, September 23, 2013

Junk Drawer: Bronze Ampersand

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I love this little ampersand (it's 1.5"), but what is it good for? Any ideas? Maybe I should put a pin on the back of it?

I'm also unsure of the era from which this little jewel hails, but I'm certain some of our more typestyle-savvy Pony Pals™ can offer a guess or two. The 1930s?

The background is a detail of a "The Crusher" vintage polyester shirt by Highlander, circa 1965. "Must not be ironed!"

I love this version of the ampersand because it so elegantly reveals the "et in ligature" origins of the symbol.


Comradde PhysioProffe said...

Yeah, totally make a pin out of it. It would look great on the lapel of a wool winter outercoat.

Toriko said...

For some reason I'm picturing it as the accent on a fedora. Whatever you do with it, it is very cool. I'd love to know the font that would accompany.