“The Road to Clarity”, on, relates the story of the development of Clearview, the newish font system designed to improve the legibility of America’s highway signs.

Though it appears to me that adoption has been slow (have you seen this typeface on highway signs? Maybe I’m just hardly ever on the highway), it makes me happy that

  1. someone competent is designing typefaces for highway signs, and
  2. someone is writing about it in the New York Times.