Highway Font

October 2, 2012

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On my ride back to Oneonta from home, I couldn’t help but wonder about the font seen all over the country on big green signs.  The road signs on the highway all have the same font that is a sans-serif informally known as “Highway Gothic.”  It is otherwise known as “FHWA series fonts.”  It was a typeface designed to be legible while driving at high speeds.  The typefaces originated from FHWA’s Standard Alphabets for Traffic-Control Devices, originally published in 1945 (reprinted 1952).  The designer is Ted Forbes.  Different variations of this font series are used in the U.S. and in other countries such as Canada, Brazil and many more.  This font can also be affiliated with “The Weather Channel”, The New York Mets, and The TV Guide Channel.  I find it interesting that something such as a font has become so worldwide and has remained its consistency for the most part.  

-Michelle Furman

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Highway Font

October 2, 2012

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On my ride back to Oneonta from home, I couldn’t help but wonder about the font seen all over the country on big green signs.  The road signs on the highway all have the same font that is a sans-serif informally known as “Highway Gothic.”  It is otherwise known as “FHWA series fonts.”  It was a typeface designed to be legible while driving at high speeds.  The typefaces originated from FHWA’s Standard Alphabets for Traffic-Control Devices, originally published in 1945 (reprinted 1952).  The designer is Ted Forbes.  Different variations of this font series are used in the U.S. and in other countries such as Canada, Brazil and many more.  This font can also be affiliated with “The Weather Channel”, The New York Mets, and The TV Guide Channel.  I find it interesting that something such as a font has become so worldwide and has remained its consistency for the most part.  

-Michelle Furman

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May 15, 2011


Jonathan Acevedo

This the the sonic the hedgehog logo. It is the logo for the video game character. I really like how they used negative and positive space to make the logo. It is clearly made to look like sonic himself.

Pokemon game catridge

May 15, 2011

Jonathan Acevedo

This is another pokemon post. I really like how well designed this pokemon game box was done. This is the original Red version. The box art is really well done.It has the famous pokemon logo and catch phrase of gotta catch em all. The designers well really smart in making this their catch phrase because it target young kids with telling them they have to have all the games and it worked. Pokemon games are the highest selling games for the nintendo company. The creators knew what they were doing when making the box art by putting the most popular character on it.