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November 20, 2008

Magic pen writes in Helvetica!

Ahhhh… technology. The geniuses at Plexifilm have spent the past two years developing a Sharpie pen that actually writes in Helvetica! This pen is so experimental that it’s priceless… literally. You can’t buy one, but you can get one free with any Helvetica-related purchase (DVD, T-shirt, etc.). Get your free pen while they last. It’s a great gift for that person in your life with sloppy handwriting…

* Warning: if you are John Downer or Marian Bantjes then the pen will actually write in Helvetica. Otherwise your results may vary. Do not swallow. Keep away from open flame and co-workers. May cause drowsiness.

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David Airey says

Nov 24, 2008

I've been searching for ages to find a pen that writes in my handwriting. The Helvetica pen will do for now.

Rafie says

Nov 24, 2008

Smart!

I remembered that I saw someone's handwriting is constant, just like the computer font. Now I know the secret of it, they use this type of pen.

Richard Carter says

Nov 24, 2008

Wow, I want one!

Mokokoma Mokhonoana says

Nov 24, 2008

i want need one.

tomo says

Dec 01, 2008

Is there one that writes in djiberish available?
When writing my signature, I never make it quite unreadable enough. It allways looks different, but still as if a ten year old's signature...
:)

Neil O'Reilly says

Dec 02, 2008

Would really prefer it in oblique.

Dale R Rogers says

Dec 18, 2008

Does the pen come in Arial or Verdana models? ;-)

I saw the screening of Helvetica in Nashville, TN as part of the community screenings. A panel discussion followed. It was interesting to see the polarized emotions on either side of the love/hate relationship with Helvetica both on film and in the audience.

Thanks for creating such an interesting film. I would have liked to see you discuss more the advantages of using Helvetica in electronic design. As a designer of online training, I use CSS to select a font for ease of legibility. Helvetica fits that bill nicely. If utility is one purpose of good design, then Helvetica is a great design.