Saturday, March 26, 2016
I was at the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection the other day and they have, in addition to their spectacular library of books, among other things, some works of art, both paintings and sculptures. This is one of the sculptures that I had not seen before. It is an arrangement of ampersands cast in iron. Not surprisingly t's called "Ampersands" and it's by the sculptor William Tighe. I think that is is a really brilliant sculpture. The Ampersand is probably my favorite character in a typeface. There are some astounding ampersands out there in different typefaces, if you go looking. I think that each one of these pieces is about a foot tall.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:08 PM