Legibility Articles

Image of Clearview Signage in Penn.
U-Turn Permitted—FHWA Reverses Clearview Decision

In March 2017, the future of Clearview with FHWA was still murky. The FHWA response to the public comment period had not yet been released and SEGD Fellow, Don Meeker, was hopeful that the data he and his team had collected to combat the decision in combination with pushback from state highway engineers would have a positive impact.

Image of Clearview Signage in Penn.
Future of Clearview with FHWA Still Murky
Clearview by Donald S. Meeker and Richard Montalbano
A Clear View with Don Meeker, 2015 SEGD Fellow

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Clearview in Pennsylvania
FHWA Stands by Clearview Decision for Highway Signs, but Clarifies its Use for Community Wayfinding

While state highway engineers are rushing to put the brakes on use of Clearview on federal highway guide signs, the Federal Highway Administration says its decision to withdraw conditional approval of the typeface was about licensing fees as well as safety. It also clarified that Clearview is still an acceptable alternative for community wayfinding programs.

Clearview on U.S. highway signs
States, Highway Officials Push Back on Clearview Turnaround

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The Sustainable Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Graphic Design
From Signs to Minds: Wayfinding Design and Mental Maps

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