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The design of a signage typeface | I love typography, the typography and fonts blog
The story begins in 2006 with a trip down Route 66. Day in, day out, I looked at U.S. traffic signs that were either set in the old, somewhat clumsy “FHWA font series” or the new Clearview HWY typeface. Approaching the signs, I would often test myself: which typeface works best from a distance, and which of its features or details might be responsible for its performance.
design  typography  signage  legibility  forsnd 
april 2012 by tysone
Inside The New York Times Building | New at Pentagram | Pentagram
The film’s setting is The New York Times Building, the state-of-the-art headquarters designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and while Pentagram’s signage for the building doesn’t quite have a starring role, it definitely makes a long series of cameo appearances.
pentagram  nytimes  design  architecture  signage  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway: Voice: AIGA Journal of Design: Writing: AIGA
There is a commonly held belief that Helvetica is the signage typeface of the New York City subway system. But it is not true—or rather, it is only somewhat true.
typography  signage  nyc  identity  history  design 
november 2008 by tysone
Vernacular Typography Polaroids - a set on Flickr
Polaroids taken of mostly hand-painted signs over the past four years all across the United States.
typography  photography  flickr  vintage  signage 
august 2008 by tysone

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