Right now B&Q the DIY giant are using Helvetidoodle as the most prominent element on their homepage. Fancy that!
…Until you’ve tried Helvetidoodle! I just discovered houseind.com sells a font called Disengage, that looks very close to my own free font, Helvetidoodle. I’m pretty sure this is a coincidence and I’d definitely not seen this font before now, but if you’re thinking of buying Disengage, you may as well try Helvetidoodle first as it’s free for personal and commercial use, and comes with a pretty wide character set.
I hate to blab on about Helvetidoodle, but this is too funny – some Japanese blog has picked up on the similarities between Helvetidoodle and Helvetica and written what seems to be (Google translate isn’t ace) a quite praising comparison:
While we’re looking at other blogs, I was pleased to see my font got chosen for Font Friday in December at Poppytalk:
I don’t want to seem vain, but this is fascinating!
Quite amusingly, I recently received an email from an art student in San Francisco who wanted to tell me she’s using my typeface in a project for the San Francisco Art Institute. You can see how she and her fellow student used it at their website: www.loppedoff.com (It’s probably not really safe for work).
I particularly like the extremely tight cropping of the text, while still retaining readability, to represent the ‘lopped off’ theme. This is exactly the way I envisioned the typeface being used, with headers in Helvetidoodle and body text in Helvetica so as not to look too busy.
The other day I noticed on my dafont.com profile that Helvetidoodle has passed the 20,000 downloads milestone, all within two months of it being released! This is way more than I ever expected to get – and I’m delighted with the ways it’s already been used by those out there. It’s even earned me 99p so far from a donation!
Helvetidoodle at dafont.com: http://www.dafont.com/helvetidoodle-by-ed-t.font