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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 merchandise 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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austin says

Nov 23, 2008

Wow! I have to know how this works, what allows a pen to write like that?

gary says

Nov 23, 2008

Practice, practice, practice...

Joe says

Nov 24, 2008

I hear there is another company working on a cheaper alternative, apparently it will let you write in Arial!

marian bantjes says

Nov 24, 2008

If i swallow it, will it still write in Helvetica? What if I'm south of the equator? If i set it on fire south of the equator, will it cure my jetlag?

Fubiz says

Nov 25, 2008

We want this pen ! :)

gary says

Nov 25, 2008

Get one!


lupocool says

Nov 26, 2008

Hahahaha!!! Arial, that was a good one!

ChrisFizik says

Nov 27, 2008

lol -- that was hilarious
well done

Josh says

Nov 30, 2008

Presumably the Biro model is Times New Roman?

O Destino says

Dec 02, 2008

Please God. Helvetica OK, but Comic Sans no.

yplim says

Dec 02, 2008

wow seriously how does this work?

Henrique says

Dec 10, 2008

There's a child version on the works, it'll use Comic Sans MS :)

George says

Dec 10, 2008

When will the Akzidenz Grotesk pen be available?

Jblaster says

Dec 16, 2008

What about a pen that writes in more than one font? And how do you get a pen like this without percussing anything along with it (http://plexifilm.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=377_12736)?

Joanne says

Jan 07, 2009

Apparently I know nothing about fonts, except I saw a program about Helvetica on PBS last night. Now I want it on my computer, but it's not there. And my questions led me here. But it's not here. So I continue searching....

Tonio says

Mar 09, 2009

Can't wait for the Wingdings one !
Image writing will come true!!!

Wry&Ginger says

Mar 14, 2009

I had a friend who was developing one that writes in Papyrus.

I killed her.

Wolfi says

May 22, 2009

I love it!

Ojasvi says

Jun 09, 2009

this is old technology, remember
The Emperor's New Clothes

Kat says

Aug 10, 2009

I've not been so impressed since my fist pot of black and white checked paint.

Owen says

Nov 26, 2009

Not impressed... If it was wingdings... maybe.

Ashley says

Oct 13, 2011

It's too bad it's not available in Comic Sans.