Boston street signage

gwezerek's picture

Probs obvious, but any idea? Pretty sure it's not Clearview, Highway Gothic or Helvetica Cond. Need to know for a friend's piece in the Globe.

aluminum's picture

Appears to be a horrifically abused Helvetica. For shame, Boston, for shame.

Nick Cooke's picture

Is this real? apart from the appalling type, it looks very cheap and flimsy.

Michel Boyer's picture

When the verticals look thin and the horizontals thick, that is an indication the font may have been Squooshed. Here is Helvetica bold squooshed by a factor of 0.55, i.e. 55% !

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