I love typography, and it seems everywhere I look the ampersand is being used as a design feature. Prints, bags, necklaces, pillows...you name it, there is one with the ampersand design. I love the elaborateness of this symbol, the often over the top fonts used all just to represent "and". Here's a round up of my fave ampersand accessories and illustrations.
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Now, these are all pretty tame as far as design goes, but the work of Dan Beckemeyer in his series Ampersand Food Groups will show you just what can be done with the not so humble ampersand. Tasty stuff!