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good font for parking lot signs

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by slappy, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    doing some for a business and they are basically reflective 18x12 .080 aluminum Grimco Blanks that will have "who gets to park here" in this spot type sign. what would be a good font to use you think for these. example:

    General Manager

    President

    Secretary to President

    Assistant to the Business Manager

    i've looked through a few times through all my fonts,.. but so many to choose i cannot make up my mind:banghead:
     
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  2. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    nevermind... going with Kozuka Gothic Pro... i think
     
  3. round man

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    from my experience with crowd control signage and parking directional signage, folks tend to pay better attention to standard fonts like those used on govt signage,...any attempts to get "design fancy" to gain attention are not functional, stick with the standard helvetica condensed or impact type fonts used by municipalities on standard type parking signage,people tend to follow rules when they are posted in the same manner they are used to and or associate with normal enforcement
     
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    Gino Major Contributor

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    What round said.......................
     
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    I got 2 I use. interstate and Alternate Gothic2. they are tall and perfect for these size signs
     
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    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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  8. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    thanks for the suggestions and input,
    i'm already cutting the font i listed.

    here is how it looks however... i don't think i'm reinventing the wheel, just wanted something legible while still enforcing direction.


    Eric, i also download the highway font you linked, nice:thumb:
     
  9. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Why so many sizes and weights ??

    Don't you want a uniform look ??
     
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    +1 for Roadgeek
     
  11. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    Your Kozuka Gothic looks a lot like Myriad...
     
  12. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    A little late to the party... but I use Roadway a lot on traffic signs.
     
  13. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    Roadway / Blue Highway / Highway Gothic / Roadgeek

    are basically all just the same series of fonts.



    We paid for the Blue Highway set and found that the lettershapes and kerning were quite poor -- its kerning seems to have been set up for magazine titles instead of for ultimate-readability traffic work and warning signs.

    I've found that the Roadgeek series seems to be the best quality.
     
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