Motorway

Motorway by K-Type
Individual Styles from $20.00
Complete family of 12 fonts: $20.00
Motorway Font Family was published by K-Type. Motorway contains 12 styles and family package options. More about this family
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This is a listing of all glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

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  • Motorway Semi Bold
    Motorway Semi Bold
  • Motorway Semi Bold Italic
    Motorway Semi Bold Italic
  • Motorway Bold
    Motorway Bold
  • Motorway Regular
    Motorway Regular
  • Motorway Bold Italic
    Motorway Bold Italic
  • Motorway Italic
    Motorway Italic
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Motorway Family

12 fonts
  • Motorway Semi Bold Motorway Semi Bold

  • Motorway Semi Bold Italic Motorway Semi Bold Italic

  • Motorway Bold Motorway Bold

  • Motorway Semi Bold Motorway Semi Bold

  • Motorway Bold Motorway Bold

  • Motorway Regular Motorway Regular

  • Motorway Bold Italic Motorway Bold Italic

  • Motorway Semi Bold Italic Motorway Semi Bold Italic

  • Motorway Italic Motorway Italic

  • Motorway Bold Italic Motorway Bold Italic

  • Motorway Italic Motorway Italic

  • Motorway Regular Motorway Regular

Per Style: $1.66

Pack of 12: $20.00

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Licensing Options

You can use this font in any of the following places. Read the full EULA text for details about each license. If you have a usage in mind that's not covered by these licenses, contact us and we'll see what we can do.

About Motorway Font Family


MOTORWAY is the companion typeface to TRANSPORT, the British road sign lettering. The Motorway alphabet was created for the route numbers on motorway signage, and is taller and narrower than the accompanying place names and distances which are printed in Transport. However, for Motorway Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert created only the numbers 0 to 9, the capitals A, B, E, M, N, S and W, ampersand, slash, parentheses and a comma. So, although the lettering made its first appearance on the Preston bypass in 1958, K-Type Motorway is the first complete typeface and contains all upper and lower case letters, plus a full complement of punctuation, symbols and Latin Extended-A accented characters. As with the Transport alphabet the starting point was Akzidenz Grotesk, Motorway taking inspiration from condensed versions. Changes were mainly driven by a quest for legibility, resulting in some reduced contrast between horizontal and vertical strokes, and Gill-esque straight diagonal limbs on the 6 and 9, and high vertex for the M. Kinneir and Calvert designed the limited range of characters in two weights; a SemiBold 'Permanent' weight for use as white letters on blue motorway signs, and a Bold 'Temporary' weight for heavier black letters on yellow non-permanent signage. In addition to creating full fonts in both original weights, the K-Type family adds a new Regular weight, plus a set of italics, completing a highly usable condensed typeface which, while rooted in history, is fully functional for both print and web usage. The K-Type fonts are spaced and kerned normally, simply increase the tracking to recapture the generous spacing of motorway signage.

Publisher: K-Type

Foundry: K-Type

Design Owner: K-Type

MyFonts debut: Apr 21, 2015

Motorway