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Clearview typeface: case study in design policy

Reading today’s NYTime’s artlcle, there was an article, The Road to Clarity, by Joshua Yaffa, about the typeface, Clearview, and its quest to replace Highway Gothic on American road signs. It’s a wonderful example of interdisciplinary design, with engineers, graphic designers, and usability experts working together to solve civic problems, in this case of clarity of information in the wee hours of the morning on long American highways. It also shows great perseverance in working with the Federal government in bringing about systematic change. This is a tale of frustration and slow triumph. It took 10 years for everything to be developed, accepted in 2004, and now finally implemented. <smile>

I hope my work does not take as long.


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