Expressway is a sans-serif font family inspired by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FHWA Series of Standard Alphabets, also known as Highway Gothic. Since the middle of the twentieth Century, it’s the font most used on road signs in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Turkey, Spain, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Mongolia and New Zealand.
Rather than rigidly following government specs, Expressway is a more practical design that still holds on to that road sign feeling. The full family has 7 weights, 2 widths plus italics for a total of 28 styles.
In OpenType savvy applications, you can access old-style (lowercase) numerals as well as monospaced numerals. Currency symbols, mathematical symbols and fractions are monospaced, making it easy to set up price lists and other tabular numeric data. Almost all current Latin based languages are supported, including Cyrillic languages, Greek and Vietnamese.
For a soft, rounded version, check out Expressway Soft.
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.