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Which do you think is better: Highway Gothic or Clearview?

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Re: The Clearview thread
« Reply #2100 on: November 03, 2021, 03:28:33 PM »

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Clearview, in LGA NY?  :hmmm:

That's Frutiger. Not every font on a sign that isn't FHWA Series is Clearview.

I wasn't quite sure.  It's not the clean-and-crisp Frutiger that is used all over the place by the Port Authority.  We even had to use a special version of Frutiger at the airport in Amsterdam, appropriately named Schiphol Frutiger (after three attempts, that project never got built).
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Re: The Clearview thread
« Reply #2101 on: November 03, 2021, 04:05:35 PM »

It looks like they've tinkered with the kerning to get something closer to FHWA Series metrics (although it wasn't done particularly artfully; notice the spacing on "Terminals").
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Re: The Clearview thread
« Reply #2103 on: January 21, 2022, 05:51:53 PM »

I know this has been talked about, but my recent trip to Niagara Falls shocked me as to how much Clearview was being used in New York. 
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Re: The Clearview thread
« Reply #2104 on: January 21, 2022, 07:43:51 PM »

I know this has been talked about, but my recent trip to Niagara Falls shocked me as to how much Clearview was being used in New York. 

The Thruway Authority has used a lot of Clearview in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Usually with non-reflective tape on the letters, which is a hoot and half at night.
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Re: The Clearview thread
« Reply #2105 on: January 27, 2022, 11:41:46 PM »

Does Maryland not use Clearview anymore? These were installed in 2018 or 2019.

Nope.  From a recent I-695 plans set (noise abatement contract with some signing content):



However, I don't know exactly when they abandoned Clearview, since I stopped following the Maryland DOT agencies when the state migrated its procurement platform (eMaryland Marketplace) to a new provider in mid-2019.
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Re: The Clearview thread
« Reply #2106 on: January 29, 2022, 04:52:19 PM »

Hmm.  The Maryland DOT highway agencies appear to be singing from separate songbooks.  From a Maryland Transportation Authority contract advertised sometime after September 2020:

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Re: The Clearview thread
« Reply #2107 on: January 29, 2022, 06:14:24 PM »

Hmm.  The Maryland DOT highway agencies appear to be singing from separate songbooks.  From a Maryland Transportation Authority contract advertised sometime after September 2020:


I-95 from the 895 split/merge northeastward has usually been visually distinct from other Maryland Interstates, owing to its former toll road status.
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Re: The Clearview thread
« Reply #2108 on: February 02, 2022, 09:35:18 PM »

What's with the overlay?

 


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