Let's all just take a moment to admire the beautiful curves of the ampersand.
As a typographical mark it dates back to Pompeii times when it was a joining together (a ligature) of the letters E and T meaning 'and'. The naming of it came later, around the late C18 when the symbol's definition was give as "and per se, and" which became 'ampersand'. Classical, interesting and lovely, this homage print is available as an A3 and is sold rolled in a tube. You can replace the words 'amper' and 'sandwich' on the print with two names making it a charming, personalised piece - just choose that option below and add the names in the message box at the check out stage.
Original Irish word art by Susan Brambell, The Word Bird, Greystones, Co Wicklow. Ireland.