Ampersand Coasters (Set of 10)

We unveiled this set, our new collection of ampersand (&) coasters, to great acclaim at the fabulous West Elm Atlanta & Etsy pop up show! It was such a pleasure to see, first hand, such an enthusiastic response!

…& now they are on offer to you!

Here it is ladies and gentlemen! The ampersand coaster sets you’ve been waiting for. We have been hard at work creating this lovely collection. We curated some of our favorite type to produce a set that we feel makes a pretty rad statement of well… “and”. The sets of 10 coasters comes in oh-so-classic black & white.

These coasters are an easy way to add a wonderful POP of typeography to your home, studio, office, apartment or loft.

—–Why the Ampersand is so cool—–

The ampersand was derived during the creation of the Roman cursive alphabet beginning in the 1st century A.D. The word ‘et’ is also the latin word for “and” and the ‘e’ and the ‘t’ were rendered together as a ligature to create a beautiful ampersand. Also, 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 to see some examples of ET and how it’s shape transformed over time.

The perfect gift for all of the &’s moments in life…

– newly engaged
– pregnancy
– new baby or child adoption
– adoption of an pet
– marriage

or also perfect for…

– graphic designers
– font lovers
– typesetters
– ampersand aficionados
– host or hostess gift
– housewarming present
– stocking stuffer
– super deluxe gift basket addition
– anyone who has new furniture
– home-brewers
– mixologists
– cocktail connoisseur
– wine lovers
– Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobiacs

not recommended for…

– water stained furniture lovers
– those who never put their glass down
– Verbophobics

. . . The Details . . .

– 4″ square with rounded corners
– Red Bird Ink logo on the back in black
– letterpress printed with love in Atlanta, GA


This is an original RED BIRD INK design Copyright © Julia B Farill

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