I was commissioned by Jessica Walsh to help out with the branding for her new studio &Walsh. The new branding uses 50 different custom ampersands for both the visual identity and tonal expression. The typographic system includes &Walsh clients, projects, collaborators, experiments and endeavours: hence the (Blank) & Walsh.
The project involved many designers, lettering artists, 3D artists and animators. For my part I created over 250 custom ampersands, contributing to a combined total of 1,230, with 50 of these becoming part of the final typographic system.
Credits to the many talented people involved
Jessica Walsh • Lauren Walsh • Gosbinda Vizarretea • Allison Raich • Stephanie Halovanic • Gabriela Namie • Sanchit Sawaria • Rachel Denti • Soomin Jung • Pedro Veneziano • Matt Roop • Kat Singh • Kitron Neuschatz • Jiří Mocek • Junki Hong • Alex Slobzheninov • Daniel Sabino • Danae Gosset • Luigi Honorat • Molly Smisko • Zuheng Yin • Ines Alpha • Iuliia Mazykina • Luke Guyer • Edu Torres • Nacho Velasco • Flavio Carvalho • Sarah Hopp • Arielle Casale • Chelsea Alexander • Ragini Nath • Joe Owens • Gisle Nes • João Lucas • Oscar Maia • Carlos Bocai
“Dan did a fantastic job experimenting with new forms of ampersands, pushing the limits of type and creating beautiful forms that were both unique, interesting, and legible. It was such an awesome collaboration!”Jessica Walsh – &Walsh