Ampersands.

They’re gorgeous.

Letterforms in general. It’s mind-blowing how beautiful (and hideous) they can be.
I’ve been reading a lot about typography, and it’s fascinating to think about the overlap between form and function; type as a specific function to convey words, but at the same time carry a lot of meaning in just the way they look. That’s part of the reason why designs that rely heavily on typography are so brilliant– they play this game between the meaning of the words, and the meaning of the way those words are designed. Letters have a life of their own, free to play and convey, but are forever linked to the definitions of its medium– words.

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