About this book
An alternative history of writing told through the lives of some familiar and unusual typographical marks, such as the pilcrow and the ampersand. With appeal to fans of "Just My Type" and "Eats, Shoots & Leaves".
Tells the unexpected stories of some unusual, and familiar, typographical marks and reveals a history of writing. This book charts the lives of some of the most intriguing examples, like how the pilcrow went from its noble origins in ancient Greece to near obsolescence, only to be revived again in word processing software.