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What’s the Deal With: Highway Gothic?

When it comes to road signage, Congress has a type

Cars head north on Interstate 5 but get stuck in traffic.
Cars head north on Interstate 5 in October 2021, passing the Sunset exit in Bellingham. All but one city in Washington uses Highway Gothic — a typeface created in the 1940s by the United States Federal Highway Administration — on road signs like the one pictured. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Jaya Flanary Digital Editor/Designer
Have you ever been on a six-hour road trip to the middle of nowhere and become so bored that you won

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