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