The Bang

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Quite likely the most useful, yet infrequently available typographical symbol from the 1960’s. The interrobang. What‽ You can find it in Special Characters of Helvetica, Courier, Palatino, and a few others.


2 thoughts on “The Bang

  1. Deep Wood Press

    Invented by Martin K. Speckter in 1962 and first commercially released in the font “Americana” by Richard Isbell for ATF in 1966. Quoting from McGrew; “…The first new punctuation mark to have been introduced in three hundred years and the only one invented by an American…”

    I have a couple large display size fonts of Americana and have used it for title pages, corporate identity stuff, and social stationery – funky yet elegant.

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