Expressway is a sans-serif font family inspired by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FHWA Series of Standard Alphabets. For the second half of the 20th Century, it was the font most used on road signs in U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Spain,Venezuela, the Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Mongolia and New Zealand.
Rather than sticking too closely to government specs, Expressway is a more practical design that still holds on to that old, road sign feeling. The full family has 7 weights, 2 widths plus italics for a total of 28 styles.
Numerals, math symbols and currency symbols are monospaced, making it easy to set up price lists and other tabular numeric data. When you use numerals in a title or headline, it’s nice to have proportional spacing to keep it looking tight. Expressway has an OpenType feature which lets you switch to proportional numerals. Sometimes, when you have numerals in a sentence, sometimes it looks better with proportional lowercase (old-style) numerals.
This font includes a license that allows free commercial use: sometimes referred to as a desktop license. This allows you to install the font on a computer and use it to create posters, web graphics, game graphics, t-shirts, videos, signs, logos and more. Read the license agreement for details.
If you'd like to embed this font in an app, ebook, on the web or anything that's not covered by the desktop license agreement, visit the link below. You'll find distributors who offer different types of licenses or you can contact me for help.
This free font is part of a larger font family. Check out the rest of the family through the link above.