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Author Topic: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon  (Read 28835 times)

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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2010, 12:19:57 AM »

O.k. I took a shot at a 3-digit eagle shield.  I just made a blank shield in the Shield Generator, stretched it horizontally 125%, and pasted the state name and the route number 142, which I think would have been a better designation for OR 42S.  

I'm not sure I have the aspect ratio right, though, just took a guess.  Anybody better than me at this can feel free to improve on it, like one with the exact same eagle as the regular shield (not a distorted-by-stretching bird) and a consistently-wide border.



Anyway, it looked alright to me.  I think it could be made to work.
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2010, 02:17:26 AM »

Here's another wide eagle shield, this one with a non-distorted eagle:



Here's another with a slightly wider aspect ratio:

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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2010, 04:11:24 AM »

The numerals themselves aren't too happy, but pretty good with the non-stretched eagles.
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2010, 07:05:47 AM »



I polished it a bit on GIMP.
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2010, 11:19:59 AM »



I polished it a bit on GIMP.

That 217 worked pretty good.  How well do 3-digits fit when there are no 1's, like the historic route 222?
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2010, 05:30:44 PM »



Admittedly, I had to adjust the font spacing and reduce the font size a tad bit. 

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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2010, 06:18:24 PM »

Way to bring the discussion back on topic with your last image.

Now, if ODOT objects that the number is now too small, I guess you could eliminate the "OREGON:"



Now you're losing very little in legibility, but getting a much more interesting design than the boring "alien head."
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2010, 07:47:22 PM »

No need to neuter it.

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I think it's a hell of a lot more legible than Washington's shields.  :P  (Even though it has a 1, I kept it at the same font size as the 569 and 222 shields I did)

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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2010, 08:20:41 PM »

No argument here.  I think we've shown a 3-digit eagle shield could totally work.
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2010, 11:48:11 PM »

It'd be wonderful to return to the cutout style. The three digit version is quite fantastically done. I'd use the neuter shield on overheads and BGS's.
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2010, 12:51:34 AM »

It'd be wonderful to return to the cutout style. The three digit version is quite fantastically done. I'd use the neuter shield on overheads and BGS's.
100% agree. Cutout shields are just as easy to read and frankly, have a lot more character than boring "shape against black background"-itis.
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2010, 01:20:12 AM »

Shields should have the state name on stand-alone shields.  On BGS, they should be neutered, though.  I actually think an all-white shield would still be better for BGS.  It's too distracting otherwise.
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2011, 10:14:18 AM »

Washington uses them (the freeway entrance signs, not state-named shields).

Oregon using these is a shock.

So every state on the West Coast has them? I'll have to see for myself the next time I drive through Oregon.
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2011, 05:26:39 PM »

So every state on the West Coast has them? I'll have to see for myself the next time I drive through Oregon.

Still not common, although a few other on-ramps in the Albany-to-Salem section of I-5 sport them now.

Also proliferating in this area are these hideous oval 99E shields.  Everytime I turn around, I see a new one:




 
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2011, 07:08:25 PM »

Washington uses them (the freeway entrance signs, not state-named shields).

Oregon using these is a shock.

So every state on the West Coast has them? I'll have to see for myself the next time I drive through Oregon.

AFAIK, there is only one east coast state where I have seen these signs: West Virginia.  I am not sure if they are still putting them up now (been at least 3 years since I've entered that state), but I fondly recall seeing them all over the place back in the 80s and 90s (spent my Grades 1-7 years in Ashland, KY, just W of Huntington, WV).
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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2011, 10:06:47 PM »

AFAIK, there is only one east coast state where I have seen these signs: West Virginia.  I am not sure if they are still putting them up now (been at least 3 years since I've entered that state), but I fondly recall seeing them all over the place back in the 80s and 90s (spent my Grades 1-7 years in Ashland, KY, just W of Huntington, WV).

Saw many new freeway entrance assemblies in West Virginia last September.

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Re: California-style freeway entrance signage makes its way to Oregon
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2011, 10:13:14 PM »

Imagine my surprise when, while getting on I-5 at Kuebler Blvd in Salem, I spot this new signage on the onramp to northbound:

Not only that but at least at Chemawa Road, I've seen the "ONE-WAY"/"DO NOT ENTER"/"WRONG WAY" signs posted together California style at the end of the off-ramp, with the ONE-WAY sign mounted low to the ground.  Oregon seems to have historically installed the DO NOT ENTER sign separately from the WRONG WAY sign.
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