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

Clearview in Pennsylvania

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.

Refik Anadol is Changing Public Spaces with His Poetic Digital Installations. He’ll Show You How at DesignX March 15!

Refik Anadol at DesignX at DSE 2016

You don’t have to understand what parametric data is to experience the poetic, dynamic beauty of Refik Anadol’s work. The Istanbul-born, LA-based media artist combines real-time data and live audio/visual elements to create site-specific, immersive media experiences that challenge our perception of space and question the distinction between physical and digital.

States, Highway Officials Push Back on Clearview Turnaround

Clearview on U.S. highway signs

The Federal Highway Administration’s turnaround on the use of Clearview—the typeface designed to improve highway sign legibility, especially for aging drivers—has state highway officials, Clearview designers and researchers frustrated and wondering how to push back the clock.

Watch Your Language: SEGD Standard Form of Agreement

SEGD Standard Form of Agreement 2016

SEGD’s Standard Form of Agreement has been revised and revamped, with important new language around Intellectual Property and other timely topics. It also includes an extensive new appendix to help you develop contracts. Revised by its original author, Virginia Gehshan, FSEGD, Cloud Gehshan Associates, it includes clear, straightforward, standardized language that works for a wide range of design practices. It’s highly useful, and FREE to SEGD members. Thank you Virginia!

Goodbye from Jill Ayers, Outgoing SEGD President

Jill Ayers, SEGD President 2014-2015, Owner Airspace, Brooklyn, NY

I can’t believe two years have flown by. I write this note as I exit my presidency and welcome in 2016. I am incredibly grateful for this experience and for all of the amazing people I was able to meet and collaborate with. Through the generous support of our sponsors, partners and members, SEGD continues to be the authority for the world of Experiential Graphic Design.

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