Contact Us Terminal Design Inc.             125 Congress Street   Brooklyn, NY 11201         718 246 7085
Terminal Design was founded in 1990 by me, James Montalbano, and is located on the terminal moraine in Brooklyn, NY. Hence the name.
I originally specialized in custom typeface, lettering and logo design, and have been fortunate to have my worked commissioned by some well known publications and companies. Doing that custom work allowed me time to develop a retail font library which has grown to over 800 individual fonts. All designed, drawn and spaced by me I named almost all of them myself as well.
My professional career began as a public school industrial arts teacher, trying to keep my young students from crushing their hands in the platen presses. Having to teach wood shop was the last straw and I quit and went to graduate school. After receiving an M.Ed in Technology Education, I studied lettering with Ed Benguiat, began drawing type and working in the wild world of New York City type shops and magazine art departments. My career continued as a magazine art director, moving on to become a design director responsible for 20 trade magazines whose subject matter no one should be required to remember. I was talked into designing pharmaceutical packaging, but that only made me ill. When my nausea subsided, I started Terminal Design, Inc. and I haven’t been sick since.
Since 1995 I have been working on the Clearview type system for text, display, roadway and interior guide signage. In 2004 the 13 font ClearviewHwy family was granted interim approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for use on federal roadways. It has now been over 10 years and when it gets granted permanent approval is anyone’s guess.
My work has been featured in The New York Times, Print, Creative Review, ID, Wired, and is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
I’m a past president of the Type Directors Club (TDC), and have taught typography at Pratt Institute and type design at School of Visual Arts (SVA). I currently teach undergraduate type design at Parsons School of Design in New York City.


Where will the fonts be used?

Individual Font
6 or 7 Font Set
13 Font Set

License Agreement for ClearviewHwy Fonts Single Location

ClearviewHwy® Font License Agreement

THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT, by accessing, downloading, installing or using the TERMINAL DESIGN (“Terminal”) ClearviewHwy® Font Software you expressly agree to the following terms:

This End User License Agreement (the “Agreement” “EULA,” “License,” “Agreement” or “License Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you and Terminal Design, Inc. (“Terminal”) and becomes a binding contract between you and Terminal Design, Inc. This Agreement governs the terms of use the Font Software (“Font Software”), together with any media, printed materials, electronic documentation, updates, add-ons, artwork, web services and any other material that may be associated with the product now or in the future. This Agreement becomes effective (a) when you click on the area marked “ACCEPT LICENSE AGREEMENT,” or (b) if you are acquiring Font Software on a Compact Disc or Digital Video Disk (CD, DVD), or (c) as a compressed archive delivered via e-mail attachment, when you open the package in which the font is contained. If you do not wish to enter into this Agreement, do not purchase, access, use or otherwise download or install the Font Software.

1. Upon payment in full, Terminal will grant you a non-exclusive terminable License to the Font Software that accompanies this EULA. Use of the Font Software is limited to Personal or Internal Business Use only. For the purposes of the License, “Font Software” shall be defined the Software which, when used generates typeface and typographic designs and ornaments. Personal or Internal Business Use shall mean Use of the Font Software for your customary personal or internal business purposes and, except as may otherwise permitted herein, shall not mean the commercial distribution or use of Font Software or any component thereof in any Commercial Product whatsoever. The Font Software shall be deemed to include any upgrades, updates, permitted modifications, permitted copies, and related documentation.

2. If you are a design consultancy, advertising agency or purchasing this license for use by or on behalf of such an entity, the ultimate end user should also purchase a license appropriate for the intended use of the Font Software. The license granted herein for personal or professional use does not extend to uses by temporary employees or independent contractors using the Font Software in professional environments or for other professional uses. Under such circumstances your employer and/or the ultimate end user are also required to purchase a license appropriate for their usage.

3. For the purposes of this Agreement, “Commercial Product” shall mean an electronic document created by Use of the Font Software which is offered for distribution to the general public (or to some subset of the general public) as a commercial product in exchange for a separate fee or other consideration. By way of example, not limitation, an electronic book or electronic magazine distributed for a fee shall be considered a Commercial Product; a document distributed in connection with a commercial transaction in which the consideration is unrelated to such document (for example, a business letter or a receipt for purchase of tangible goods such as clothing) shall not be considered a Commercial Product. For the purposes of clarity, the use of the Font Software for the purposes of creating street and/or highway signage is permitted under this Agreement.

4. You are permitted to electronically distribute a “Personal or Internal Business Use” document (that is, a document other than a Commercial Product as defined above) (i) that is in a static graphic image (for example, a “gif”) or in an embedded electronic document, and (ii) which is distributed in a format that permits only the viewing and printing (and not the editing, altering, enhancing, or modifying) of such static graphic image or embedded document. Personal or Internal Business Use shall not include any Use of the Font Software by persons that are not members of your immediate household, your authorized employees, or your authorized agents. All such household members, employees and agents shall be notified by you as to the terms and conditions of the Agreement and shall agree to be bound by it prior to Use of the Font Software.

5. Terminal, its successors and assigns, retain all right and title in and to the Font Software. Except as may be otherwise expressly permitted herein, you agree not to copy the Font Software or create derivative works thereof. You hereby agree that the unauthorized use of the Font Software is an infringement of Terminal Design’s exclusive rights. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Terminal Design.

6. The Font Software may not be installed or Used on a server that can be accessed via the Internet or other external network system. Use of the Font Software by way access via the Internet requires the purchase of a special license.

7. You may not alter Font Software in any manner whatsoever. Reformatting the Font Software into other formats or for use in other operating systems is expressly prohibited. Altering or amending the embedding bits characteristics of the Font Software is expressly prohibited. The Font Software may not be used to create or distribute any electronic document in which the Font Software, or any part thereof, is embedded in a format that permits editing, alterations, enhancements, or modifications by the recipient of such document. You hereby agree not to transmit any electronic document to any party that intends to “hack,” edit, alter, enhance, or otherwise modify or remove the Font Software any document.

8. You may make one (1) back-up copy of Font Software for archival purposes only, and you agree to retain exclusive custody and control over any such copy. Upon termination of the Agreement, you must destroy the original and any and all copies of the Font Software. The unauthorized sharing, lending, renting, sale, or other unauthorized use or misuse of the back-up copy is a material breach of this Agreement and will result in the immediate termination of this License.

9. You may take a digitized copy of the Font Software used for a particular document, or Font Software embedded in an electronic document, to a commercial printer or service bureau for use by the printer or service bureau in printing such document provided that the printer or service bureau represents that it shall destroy any and all copies of the Font Software upon completion of its work.

10. The Font Software and trademark associated therewith are the exclusive property of Terminal Design, Inc. and are protected by the copyright and other intellectual property law of the United States and by the copyright and design laws of other nations, and by other international treaties.

11. You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, alter, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Font Software. Other jurisdictions may provide for additional rights, and if applicable, you may reverse engineer or decompile the Font Software only to the extent that sufficient information is not available for the purpose of creating an interoperable software program (but only for such purpose and only to the extent that sufficient information is not provided by Terminal Design upon written request). All trademarks shall be used in accepted trademark practice, including identification of the trademark owner’s name. Use of the trademarks associated with the Font Software inures solely to the benefit of Terminal. You may not change any trademark or trade name designation for the Font Software.

12. Use of Terminal Design Font Software in the following circumstances and/or applications is NOT permitted without first obtaining the appropriate licensing upgrade.
d. APPLICATION or “APP”; and
In order to obtain a license upgrade, you must contact Terminal Design at for more information. If you are unsure whether your use of the Font Software is specifically permitted under this Agreement, contact Terminal Design:

13. The embedding or other use of the Fonts, in works distributed electronically and/or via physical media for sale is prohibited under this License. Any such use requires the express written permission of Terminal Design and may or may not require the purchase of a license upgrade at the sole discretion of Terminal Design.

14. Broadcast and Film Usage refers to the use of the Font Software in titling, credits or other forms of attribution with any on-screen broadcast via television, Internet or motion picture titling. For use in film, flash-type movies, on the Internet, or in television broadcasts. The terms of this License are limited to an annual broadcast season or the initial release and broadcast usage licensing must be renewed prior to following season (whether original or re-rerun, both foreign and domestic) to retain usage and proper licensing. Additional licensing options are available.

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16. Webfont Use is not permitted under this License. You may not convert the Font Software for use as or otherwise use the Font Software as a webfont requires the purchase of an additional license.

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20. Terminal warrants that the Font Software will perform substantially in accordance with its documentation for ninety (90) days following delivery of the Font Software for use with current technologies but new or yet to be developed technologies may require updates not covered under this License. To make a warranty claim, you must either return the Font Software to the location from which you obtained it together with a copy of your sales receipt or, if acquired on-line, contact the on-line provider with sufficient information regarding your acquisition of the Font Software to permit the confirmation of the effective date of this License. Terminal hereby EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TERMINAL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE FONT SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE FONT SOFTWARE IS WITHOUT DEFECTS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL TERMINAL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, SAVINGS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE FONT SOFTWARE EVEN IF NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE OF SUCH POSSIBILITY. You hereby agree that your entire, exclusive, and cumulative liability and remedy shall be limited to the cost of the Font Software. Under no circumstances shall Terminal’s liability to you exceed either the refunding of the cost of the Font Software or replacement of the Font Software either of which shall be at Terminal’s sole discretion.

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25. Terminal Design expressly reserves the right to amend or modify this License Agreement at any time and without prior notification, to the extent permitted by law.

26. The Agreement shall automatically terminate in the event you or any authorized user breaches the terms set forth herein. Notwithstanding any termination of this License, Terminal Design expressly reserves any and all other remedies under equity or law. The Agreement may only be modified in a writing signed by an authorized officer of Terminal Design.

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Terminal Design’s mailing address is 125 Congress Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. All inquiries may be sent via e-mail to Terminal Design’s website is located at

ClearviewHWY Specimen

ClearviewHWY Character Set
All ClearviewHWY Fonts contain these characters.
Roadway Sign Applications
718 OpenType features

Based on extensive human factors research ClearviewHwy was designed to reduce the halation experienced by older drivers with increased contrast sensitivity, when reading road signs at night, while increasing legibility and recognition of the sign displays. The results of this project were significant, with various tests showing ClearviewHwy to be between 12% and 29% more legible and easier to read than the current font used on highway signs. In 2004 the U.S. Federal Highway Administration granted the design Interim Approval for use on all Federal roads.

For all the information on ClearviewHwy, please visit our dedicated website

Font Sets

Complete Family : 13 Font
Negative Contrast (B) : 6 Font
Positive Contrast (W) : 7 Font
To buy individual fonts select them from the list.