Saturday, August 02, 2014
Citations for interrobang
Popular as it was with writers and admen, the interrobang faced a struggle for mainstream acceptance.
The Interrobang is not a font -- just a single character. Yet it is so powerful a symbol, and such a flawed and original concept, that it deserves a place alongside the most adventurous typographic innovations of the last century.
Origin of interrobang
Interrobang is an Americanism from the mid-1960s. It is a blend of interrogation point, another term for a question mark, and bang, printers' slang for an exclamation point.