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Highway signage fonts

Discussion of highway signage fonts by John Berry, who reports:

  • FF DIN: a FontShop font. DIN stands for Deutsche Industrie Norm. FF DIN is based on DIN-Mittelschrift, the German Autobahn's typeface. FF DIN is Albert-Jan Pool's reworking of DIN-Mittelschrift.
  • Interstate: a Font Bureau font by Tobias Frere-Jones, based on the US highway system signs. [Personal note: for similar type, see Blue Highway]
  • ClearviewOne: James Montalbano's font for highway signs developed with Don Meeker of Meeker&Associates. In 2002, the USA decided to start using ClearviewHwy for its road signs.
  • ITC Conduit by Mark van Bronkhorst.
I would add to this the extensive family Expressway (2005, Typodermic), which includes Expressway Free (4 free weights). Expressway is in the style of Interstate (1993, Tobias Frere-Jones).

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file name: Albert Jan Pool F F D I N Office Pro Black 2010


file name: Albert Jan Pool F F D I N Poster by Grace Boyle 2014


file name: Albert Jan Pool F F D I N Poster by Grace Boyle 2014b


file name: Albert Jan Pool F F D I N 1995 2009 Poster by Tania Franco 2014


file name: Tobias Frere Jones Interstate Cond Bold 1993


file name: Tobias Frere Jones Interstate Ultra Black Compressed 1993b


file name: Tobias Frere Jones Interstate Hairline 1993


file name: Tobias Frere Jones Interstate 1993 Poster nby Lynnasha Galbreath 2014


file name: Ray Larabie Blue Highway 2012c


file name: Ray Larabie Blue Highay 2012







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