Ampersand patterns

I’ve been told that my Google Reader (RSS feed manager) is “terrifying.” This is because I subscribe to over 40 blogs, webcomics, etc. (See right.) But this is time well spent, ladies and gent(s)! After reading about ampersands at I Love Typography, listening to “I Don’t Believe You” by the Magnetic Fields (so you’re brilliant gorgeous and / ampersand after ampersand / you think i just don’t understand / but i don’t believe you), and learning how to make repeat patterns at Design*Sponge (genius!), I’ve come up with these:

ampersand patterns

ampersand patterns

I did both in Photoshop. Julia Rothman’s tutorial at D*S (see link above) did it old-school with scissors and paper, but child of the 90s that I am, I had to rely on machines. Plus, I can’t draw ampersands for beans. Anyway, enjoy!