for their project ‘fresh fonts’ the dutch collective autobahn drew the typeface helvetica using
toothpaste, tomato ketchup and hair gel. they then used these experiments to create the
digital typefaces ‘heldentica’ , ‘tomatica’ and ‘gelvetica’, which you can now download for
free from autobahn’s site.
The best things in life are free, after all. Be sure to check out the photos documenting the process as it’s a sweet glimpse into the world of graphic design and typography. After the jump, a few choice photos and a link.