Our country is being torn apart by Helvetica. Some people love it, others hate it. Critics say that Helvetica is overused (you’ve probably seen it on Nestle bars, American Airlines planes, or Crayons), but I love its elegant design and nostalgic appeal.
So I created Hellavetica, my own hand-drawn version of Helvetica. I created it using a web site called Fontify.com and a Pilot V.5 pen. Fontify is a cool service that I highly recommend. Simply print their font layout sheet, fill it out with your own handwriting, scan and upload it, and Fontify will take care of the rest. You’ll see what your font will look like before you commit to buying it. Yes, it does cost money, but $9 is a small price to pay for your own font. I created a font called Doc Pop Brush a few years ago and I still use that shit. Money well spent.
Fontify is an automated process, but it isn’t perfect. Spacing can be wonky, some fonts don’t look great when enlarged, so try changing your font in Photoshop a few times and double-checking it before committing to the purchase.