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Union timeline

For a graphic Timeline visit our Union page.

UNION 1  First recorded ampersand, graffiti carved in a wall in Pompeii 79AD / Roman script 4th century.

UNION 2  France 7th century / Italy 9th century.

UNION 3  Calligrapher Giovanni Battista Palatino 1540, Rome / Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator, 1540, Leuven.

UNION 4  French calligrapher Luca Materot 1608 / English engraver Edward Cocker 1673 / English printer/type designer John Baskerville, early drawing for Baskerville typeface 1757.

UNION 5  Perpetua 1925-29, English designer/printmaker/stonecutter Eric Gill / Trajan 1989, American artist/designer Carol Twombly / Minion 1990, American type designer Robert Slimbach

UNION 6  universal alphabet 1925 originally by Herbert Bayer for bauhaus dessau / Lubalin Graph 1974, Herb Lubalin USA / Abadi 1987 Ong Chong Wah Singapore/UK / Whitebeam Studio 2016.

UNION 7  one ‘&’ from each period in our timeline 79AD, 7th century, 1540, 1673, 1925, 1928.

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