I’m going on a diet. The Helvetica Diet™!

After following the most insane Typophile thread I have ever come across, which covered everything from personal problems, mental and physical health issues, family crisis, legal issues, death, and then progressed onto dietary discussion, I decided I would throw in my (sarcastic tongue-in-cheek) 2¢. The Helvetica Diet™! Theres got to be enough rich, fat North Americans out there to make this a thing. And when they get bored of this stupid fad-diet, all I need to do is switch the font, and BAM! I still get to take their money! I’m clearly in the wrong line of business. Feel free to add your own pictures. Create a profile by scrolling to the bottom of the the page, click on the tiny blue Administrator login link in the right hand corner. On the login page, click the tiny blue Register link. It will then prompt you to create a profile. Or, simply click this magic “hyper” link — Register.

Figure 1: A can of alphabets. Duh.

3 Responses to I’m going on a diet. The Helvetica Diet™!
  1. Christopher Dean
    September 24, 2012 | 19:14

    Now all I need to do is somehow figure out how to let users post photos. For now simply email them to me:

    typographer@gmail.com

    Subject line, Helvetica Diet_whatever

  2. AJ Kandy
    September 28, 2012 | 21:24

    As required to by law, here’s some other foods that came in Helvetican packaging:

    Windsor Salt (old design), by Chris Yaneff:
    http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/graphics/windsor-salt-packaging-2/

    No Name brand packaging designed by the late Don Watt for Loblaws: http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/packaging/diet-cola-can/

    Nordic Bakery chips (not actually from Norway)
    http://bpando.org/2011/08/19/packaging-nordic-bakery/

    Freia Kvikk Lunsj chocolate bars (actually from Norway)
    http://fontsinuse.com/uses/1864/kvikk-lunsj-chocolate-bars

    Galerie’s Au Chocolat range of bars, designed by Montreal’s Paprika agency:
    http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2008/12/29/galerie-au-chocolat.html

    And the British Sainsbury grocery chain had their own “no name” brand that dates back to the 60s: http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2011/august/sainsburys-own-label-book

  3. Christopher Dean
    September 29, 2012 | 15:59

    Cool. Looks like I figured out something new. It appears as though I need to change peoples user profiles on a case by case basis to permit them to comment. That’t kinda lame. I’ll see if I can change that.

    Another thing, links you post dont turn blue, when links *I* post do. Odd.

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