Friday, 17 August 2007

Seeing more clearly with Clearview

While I was off the Internets, Simon Jackman took note of a New York Times Magazine article last Sunday on the typeface that’s sweeping the nation, Clearview, the replacement set of highway sign fonts which was authorized for widespread use a couple of years ago by the Federal Highway Administration after field experiments in Pennsylvania and Texas.

Clearview doesn’t seem to have caught on around these parts yet; the nearest installations I’m aware of are in Houston and a few sporadic signs in Arkansas, most notably at the rebuilt I-55/U.S. 63 interchange north of West Memphis.


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Dear Chris,
I am glad to see your blog is back. I hope you heard that our Southern panel was accepted.

Mark Griffith


Yep, I’m definitely looking forward to our panel at the Southern in January. What makes it better is that I don’t have to fork over money for the hotel this year ☺.

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