This ingenious tool is a Swiss Army knife for sketching

The Horizon Helvetica tool being used to draw designs
(Image credit: Mavigadget)

No matter how much skill you have, drawing shapes freehand requires time, concentration and a steady hand. But now a simple tool that's only the size of a credit card aims to make things easier. 

Described as a 'Swiss Army Knife' for designers, the Horizon Helvetica ruler combines multiple functions including a protractor, compass, isometric grid and even pixel and pica rulers for digital measurements. It looks like it could make the perfect stocking filler for any artist or designer who still enjoys drawing on paper (if you prefer working digitally, see our pick of the best drawing tablets).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.