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Roadgeek Fonts [Michael D. Adams]

Memphis, TN-based Michael Adams (Roadgeek Fonts) developed a series of (free) heavy sans US highway sign fonts in 2002: Roadgeek2000SeriesB, Roadgeek2000SeriesC, Roadgeek2000SeriesD, Roadgeek2000SeriesE, Roadgeek2000SeriesEModified, Roadgeek2000SeriesF, RoadgeekTransportHeavy, RoadgeekTransportMedium. In 2005, he extended his font collection to include UK, German and US highway signs:

  • Roadgeek 2005 Series B/C/D/E/E(M)/F fonts are intended to closely approximate Highway Gothic fonts
  • Roadgeek 2005 Series 1B/2B/3B/4B/5B/6B are intended to closely approximate the new fonts, and are inteded for dark-on-light background signs.
  • Roadgeek 2005 Series 1W/2W/3W/4W/5W/5WR/6W are close kin to the -B fonts, but are intended for light-on-dark background signs.
  • Roadgeek 2005 Transport Heavy and Transport Medium should approximate the fonts used on British highway signs.
  • Roadgeek 2005 Engschrift and Mittelschirft should approximate the fonts used on German highway signs.
  • Roadgeek 2005 Arrows 1&2, Icons, and SignBacks are intended to help you in approximating U.S. highway signs, and are based on sign specifications from the Nebraska online MUTCD/SHS manuals.

Additional links: Fontspace link. Fontreactor link. Home page. Download the full Roadgeek 2005 collection.

There was some controversy in 2022 when type xdesigners learned that the highway signs in Argentina used Roadgeek 2005, while the license obviously states that use on actual highway signs is not allowed.

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file name: Michael D. Adams Roadgeek2005 Blend B1 B 2007


file name: Michael D. Adams Roadgeek2005 Series6 W 2007


file name: Michael D. Adams Roadgeek2005 Transport Medium 2007







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