“Interstate”: Specimen Typefont Book


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign


The goal was to present the font Interstate in a Specimen Book supported by a consistent theme throughout the book. Take a drive and you’ll see the designs that inspired Tobias Frere-Jones to draw the Interstate typeface family. Interstate is a neo-grotesque sans serif typeface based on the signage alphabets of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration.


A 2-colour book was designed based on inspiration from the famous Route 66, therefore making the connection with the genesis of the font. The book includes history of the font, the designer’s biography, and a double page spread with a design created completely with Interestate characters and glyphs.