Typography

Name That Font! And Hire This Student.

Spector is a handheld device that can identify the typeface and colors from physical objects, created by Fiona O'Leary for her graduation project at Royal College of Art. O'Leary calls it an interactive eye-dropping tool and it can capture and identify fonts and colors in the real world and transfer them directly to Adobe InDesign.

2016 SEGD Fellow Michael Reed of Mayer/Reed—For the Greater Good

Michael Reed, 2016 SEGD Fellow

Over a career that spans more than 40 years, Michael Reed has helped shape a wide variety of public spaces, from airports to courthouses and from urban bike trails to homeless shelters. His humanist approach to design has touched them all—weaving story with place and people to create spaces that respect and improve the quality of life for those using them.

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.

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.

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