As mentioned in Miscellany № 5, the interrobang is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, and in honour of the occasion Amy Freeborn of The Freeborn Times has published an article on the subject which brings together information both from here and from Alex Jay’s excellent biography of its creator. Not only that, but no less an organisation than the BBC dropped a passing reference to the interrobang into the end of a recent news item on history of punctuation, driven, surely by the character’s ongoing birthday celebrations. It’s only a shame that they couldn’t have been more complimentary about it!
The excellent aluminium ampersand on the left is a product of Ugmonk, Inc. (as mentioned recently by I Love Typography) and I must say that one of these would be winging its way to my letterbox already had I not recently made the jump from gainful employment to starving writer. My garret would be much improved by its presence.