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26 CENTURIES OF AMPERSANDS

Boston Athenæum 10 ½ Beacon Street, Boston

PechaKucha logo © circa 2015 Bento Graphics   PechaKucha is a talk format that requires a speaker to show 20 slides and comment on each for 20 seconds for a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds. The “talk less, show more” structure keeps presentations concise and visual. Architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham…

Understand the Ampersand: Secret Power at Your Command

Boston Athenæum 10 ½ Beacon Street, Boston

Image from the Boston Athenæum September 2018 Newsletter ©2018 Boston Athenæum   The Boston Athenæum started Members’ Choice in January 2018, to create opportunities for members to share their own work or to bring speakers of their choosing to the BA. Members’ Choice provides small-group programming to supplement the events organized by Athenæum events staff.…

Power of Ampersand at Yale

Yale University, Sterling Law Building, Levinson Auditorium 127 Wall Street, New Haven

Title slide of Nancy Upper’s Kaleidoscope of Passions presentation, Power of Ampersand  ©2019 Nancy Upper   Nancy Upper’s husband, Dr. Dennis Upper, earned his B.A. in English from Yale University, his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and the prestigious Diplomate in Clinical…

Power of Ampersand in Design

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts ([email protected]) 230 The Fenway, Boston

Ampersand ©2019 Caitlyn Manning   Founded in 1914, the American Institute of Graphic Arts is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. Through its members and chapters across the country — 78 chapters as of 2019 — AIGA promotes excellence in all forms of communication design, including graphic and interactive design, typography, branding,…

Diggings from Many Ampersandhogs

First Church Boston 66 Marlborough Street, Boston

Diggings from Many Ampersandhogs, title page  ©1937 The Typophiles   The Ticknor Society of Boston is dedicated to the enjoyment, promotion, and support of books and book culture. The Society’s name honors George Ticknor (1791-1871), a prominent Boston scholar, collector, and library supporter, and his daughter Anna Eliot Ticknor (1823-1896), an early member of the…