Where Did The Ampersand Originate?

&FuturaThe New Yorker have just posted this video from “The Comma Queen” telling us all about where the ampersand came from.

Developed from the Latin et (“and”), the ampersand, formerly the twenty-seventh letter of the alphabet, is a character with a cult following among students of typography.

Well, did you know all that?

So, what do you think? I'd love to hear from you. Why not leave a reply?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.