23rd February, 2010 by Mota Italic
In the wake of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) has organized the Font Aid IV benefit. Dubbed “Coming Together,” this project brought together and inspired almost 400 designers to draw ampersands to this charity font. The result is a massive collection of ampersands (485) which you get for the unbelievably low price of $20. All the proceeds go directly to Doctors Without Borders to help with their relief efforts in Haiti.
For our part, we donated these three &’s. The first one is something we threw together for this project. It’s a little difficult to display here because it is only 1 unit thick; ideally, it should be rendered much larger. The second design is from an upcoming family, but it will probably change more along the way before it’s done. The final ampersand is a modified version from Mota Pixel.
So if you haven’t already, it would absolutely be worth your while to drop a Jackson (~€15, ~£13, ~CA$21, ~Rs922, ~R$36, ~RUB600)* for a good cause while picking up 485 sweet &’s for your collection. Font Aid IV is available through all these fine resellers: Veer, FontShop, and MyFonts.
*Order reflects the most common visitor’s currencies