The ampersand is one of the most unique typographical characters out there.
Typography designers can exercise a lot more artistic freedom in the design of the ampersand, ranging from very traditional representations to those that bear little resemblance to the original form.
But many designers have little knowledge about the origin and meaning of the ampersand. The ampersand has a long and rather interesting history, though.
And with all the variations available out there, there are a whole host of design possibilities presented by this particular character.
Read on for more information, a history of the ampersand, and a gallery of ampersand designs from a variety of different typefaces.