James Montalbano

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James Montalbano is a Brooklyn-based type designer and founder of Terminal Design Inc.[1][2][3] He is a past president of the Type Directors Club, and has taught typography and typeface design at Pratt Institute, Parsons The New School for Design, and the School of Visual Arts.[2] He has designed custom fonts for magazines including Glamour and Vanity Fair.[1]

Clearview Highway[edit]

Mantalbano was co-designer on the ClearviewHwy signage system,[1][2] approved for use on all federal roads by the US Federal Highway Administration in 2004.[2][4] More than 20 states have adopted use of the typeface as of 2011.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Yaffa, Joshua (12 August 2007). "The Road to Clarity". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e Strizver, Ilene (7 October 2013). Type Rules: The Designer's Guide to Professional Typography. Wiley. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-118-74869-5. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  3. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M (17 September 2012). "Voters Annoyed by Hard-to-Read Ballots". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Interim Approval for Use of Clearview Font for Positive Contrast Legends on Guide Signs". Federal Highway Administration. 2 September 2004. Retrieved 18 December 2013.

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