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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Changing fonts on the federal freeways

Here's a great essay on the quest of two men to create a more legible road sign by finding the perfect font. The result? A new typeface called Clearview that can be read from 30% greater distance that the existing federal highway sign font, stodgily named "Series E-Modified." The font also reduces "halation," the glowing effect that renders reflective signs less legible when hit with your high beams.

Learn more about Clearview here, or test it out below (image copied from here):

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