ClearviewHwy

Thursday 28 October 2004

Can a typeface save your life? Well, maybe not. But improved legibility on highways is a good thing, and ClearviewHwy is a new typeface designed with just that in mind. It's good looking, and could bring more mixed-case signs, which will give the roads a slightly friendlier feel. Maybe it will reduce road-rage, you never know!

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Damien 5:28 PM on 28 Oct 2004

Check out this PDF. I feel like I know 1000% more about highway signs just from looking at the pretty pictures.

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/clearfont/CTSEng.pdf

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andrew 10:36 PM on 28 Oct 2004

Um, OK. But the header graphic is pretty stupid. Does a font clean your window?

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Tom Seddon 2:08 PM on 2 Nov 2004

The new font looks a bit like the UK traffic sign font:

http://www.cbrd.co.uk/roadsfaq/#36

Certainly nicer than the old one, which just looks... um... wierd. And slightly unevenly misshapen to my eye.

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