typography is sooooo cool

So I never knew this and I am a font of useless information… so did YOU know that the & character comes form the latin et (meaning and) and was derived from the letters e and t joined together – which now I know this is obvious in some versions like the one top right – which over time became the stylized character we know and love as the ampersand… cool huh??

Thanks again wonderful typography book!!

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