So what’s your favorite font? Sue me, but I am a Comic Sans lover. I still remember using this font as the default for my work e-mail back in the day. Needless to say, I got a lot of flak for that. I have since then graduated to Helvetica, but only because that is the default font of my laptop now. Speaking of fonts, if you are in dire need of a funny read, check out this monologue on McSweeney’s – I’m Comic Sans, Asshole. ((McSweeney’s)) I read it yesterday and just read it now again for more laughs. Warning (as if you needed one): it might not be safe for work.
Anyhow, this post is not about fonts – at least not fonts in general, just the [insert adjective here] Helvetica. If you are one of those who can’t praise Helvetica enough, and you also like a good game of cards every now and then, you will love this deck of playing cards called Helveticards. No need to explain how they came up with that name, yes?
Designed with both the typophile and card player in mind, Helveticards are the beautiful, usable alternative to the traditional deck of cards that both Vignelli and Brunson would be happy to deal. (I’d like to think so, at least.)
Who’s Vignelli and Brunson? Brunson, I can help you with. Doyle Brunson the legendary American poker player. As for Vignelli, you have to check out Wikipedia as I am clueless. I think he has something to do with design. ;)
Whether you know those two guys or not, Helveticards is still an interesting thing to have around the house. Or when you go to the beach. Can you just imagine a game of poker becoming more interesting with a discussion on typhography thrown in?
You have less than an hour to get the cards on SALE at Fab.com, for only $7.50. After the sale, the deck will cost you $10.