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The Essentials of Lettering: A Manual for Students and Designers by Thomas Ewing French.

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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The ampersand was derived during the creation of the Roman cursive alphabet beginning in the 1st century AD.  ‘Et’ is the latin word for ‘and’.  The ‘e’ and the ‘t’ were rendered together as a ligature to create a beautiful ampersand. The phrase “and per se and” blurred together creates the word “Ampersand”. The original Roman cursive alphabet ended with “&” instead of “z” (……x, y, z, &). The ampersand is a beautiful part of history that we see everyday. Look closely at our collection of ten ampersand letterpress coasters from various typefaces to see some examples of ET and how it’s shape transformed over time. 
… part of our new collection of letterpress ampersand coaster at Red Bird Ink
 
www.redbirdink.etsy.com

redbirdink:

The ampersand was derived during the creation of the Roman cursive alphabet beginning in the 1st century AD.  ‘Et’ is the latin word for ‘and’.  The ‘e’ and the ‘t’ were rendered together as a ligature to create a beautiful ampersand. The phrase “and per se and” blurred together creates the word “Ampersand”. The original Roman cursive alphabet ended with “&” instead of “z” (……x, y, z, &). The ampersand is a beautiful part of history that we see everyday. Look closely at our collection of ten ampersand letterpress coasters from various typefaces to see some examples of ET and how it’s shape transformed over time. 

… part of our new collection of letterpress ampersand coaster at Red Bird Ink

 

www.redbirdink.etsy.com

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