Typography Secrets: Fonts with the Best Ampersands
We’re always on the hunt for bold, beautiful ampersands (‘&’) to add stylish flair to otherwise dull conjunctions.
Read on to discover our selection of the best free and classic typefaces whose ampersands are the star of the show…
1. Classic Italic Ampersands
Looking for elegance, formality and a touch of romance? These ampersands are classically beautiful, and will look fantastic adorning wedding invites, book covers or business cards (the InDesignSkills team’s personal favorite is the Fournier Italic ampersand)…
Adobe Caslon Pro Italic ampersand:
IM FELL French Canon PRO Italic ampersand (FREE):
Goudy Modern MT Std Italic ampersand:
Top pick – Fournier MT Italic ampersand:
2. Modern Sans Serif Ampersands
On the hunt for something a bit different—more clean, more contemporary? These sans serif ampersands might cut the mustard.
Note of caution: when using a contemporary-style ampersand, make sure that the glyph is still instantly recognizable as such—when a typeface tries to be different it can look too abstract for some purposes.
Top pick – Museo Sans Rounded ampersand:
Sofia Pro Light ampersand (FREE):
3. Traditional Ampersands
Sometimes you just need an ampersand that looks traditional, respectable and sturdy—these guys do just that. If you want something that will be universally recognized and suit all manner of purposes, take one of these for a spin…
Top pick – Sorts Mill Goudy ampersand (FREE):
4. Script Ampersands
For an ultra-romantic style, look to flowing script typefaces for some of the most beautiful, French-inspired ampersands (our top pick is the Kuenstler Script ampersand)…
Top pick – Kuenstler Script ampersand: