Eilean Donan (Eilean Donnain)

Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, Scotland.

Eilean Donan is a castle and small tidal island where three lochs meet, Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh, in the western Highlands of Scotland.

The castle was founded in the thirteenth century, and became a stronghold of the Clan Mackenzie and their allies the Clan Macrae.

Between 1919 and 1932 the castle was rebuilt by Lt. Col. John MacRae-Gilstrap. The restoration included the construction of an arched bridge to give easier access to the island.


Ampersands, ampersands and more ampersands

Ligature, Loop and Stem, “Creators and curators of fine typography-related products” was set up in 2009 by Scott Boms and Luke Dorny to celebrating type, and create designs that delight other designers.

They have produced a number of limited edition, typographic prints (mostly sold out), including these badges (buttons) shown above.

Each ampersand has been selective for its distinct personality. The featured typefaces are; Priori Serif, Perla, Cooper Black, Los Niches, Schmutz, Mostra, United, Fette Fraktur, Tribute & Shag.

The 36 ampersands shown below is printed on matt balck stock in metallic silver and glossy transparent inks, and bear a hand pressed LL&S wax seal.