Trend Alert: Ampersands

Apparently, “and” is indeed out, “etc.” is so five minutes ago, and “&” has never been hotter. In researching the origins of this emblem, I fell down the rabbit hole of typography terms such as “ligature,” “grapheme” and “glyph,” and acquired a headache. Let’s go with the simple description of its roots: a shorthand way of writing et, which suggests “and” in Latin, as in “Et tu, Brute?”

Large or little, bronze or nickel, stenciled or lit up like Broadway, the ampersand is getting its moment. Here are the ways designers are incorporating them into home decor, and several of our favourite picks in the event that you want to purchase some for your house.

Urban Outfitters

Ampersand Marquee Light – $209

This electric signal celebrates the ampersand vegas style. Talking of typography and Vegas, I keep noticing The Neon Museum’s Boneyard in TV shows, films, and editorial style spreads, and dream of taking pictures there.

greige/Fluegge Interior Design, Inc..

A petite gray ampersand adds a typographical touch for this tablescape. The colour and size is only right with this grayscale artwork and varying sizes of prints.

Target

Ampersand Wall Decor – $79.99

A bold red ampersand fills this modern canvas. Three of these in a row would be good on a wall.

Mustard Seed Interiors

A dash of brass adds visual balance to this holiday decor arrangement.

Bockman + Forbes Design

A contemporary and glamorous table gets component of its form from the ampersand.

The Country Porch

Galvanized & Symbol Single Hook – $7.95

That is such a clever symbol to work with on a hook; it’s like it’s saying “and do not overlook your scarf/purse/windbreaker!”

Kasey Buick

Lola B.’s makeup of eyeglasses and photos comprises the curves of the ampersand for an additional graphic punch.

It is possible to find similar ampersands similar to this one on Etsy.

Kasey Buick

Even when she loses the photographs, the ampersand remains. I would say this classic emblem deserves a nice white frame, would not you?

Etsy

Ampersand Wall Mirror by Fluxglass – $46

If you are seeking to glam up your typography a bit, try a mirrored version of the emblem.

House Industries

House Industries – Things – Iron Ampersand – $250

This heavy cast-iron ampersand can serve as a doorstop, bookend, or enjoyable sculpture on a desk or tablescape.

Amazon

Type Pillow – Ampersand 18″ x 18″ – $55

I really like the idea of “and” repeated and replicated. This pillow turns the ampersand to a contemporary print.

More typography in actions:
Houzz Tour: Designs for Every Space from Atypical Type A
The Details: Utilizing Typography in Design
Esty Designers at Home: VisuaLingual

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