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Steagal Font

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SteagalPublisher: Insigne Design
Steagal is a sans serif font style household. This typeface has eighteen styles and was released by Insigne Design.

I love geometric sans serifs, their clarity and rationality. Le Havre take advantage of this design, however for a while, I've wished to develop a font recalling the printed Futura of the 1940s, which seems to have an elusive quality all its own. After seeing an old manual on a World War II ship, I established a plan for "Le Havre Metal" however chose to shelve the task due to Le Havre's little x-height. That's where Steagal comes in.

When Robbie de Villiers and I began the Chatype task in early 2012 (a task which led one publication to label me the Edward Johnston of Chattanooga!), we started carefully studying the vernacular lettering of Chattanooga. During that time, I also visited Switzerland, where I saw how designers were utilizing a brand-new, handmade visual with a geometric base. I was motivated to make a brand-new face combining some of these very same influences. The main inspiration for the brand-new style came from the hand-lettering of sign painters in the United States, circa 1930s through 1950s. My Chatype research showed up a poster from the Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which exhibited a number of quirks from the distinct hand and design of among these indication artists.

Completing the initial draft of Steagal, nevertheless, I found that the face appeared rather European in character. I turned then to the work of Morris Fuller Benton for a definitely American take and discovered a number of functions that would assist define Steagal as a "1930s American" vernacular typeface—— functions I later on found out also influenced Morris Fuller Benton's Eagle. The total advancement of Steagal was surprisingly tough, understanding when to intentionally misshape optical artifacts and when to keep them in location. Part of type style is correcting optical impressions, and I found myself absentmindedly adjusting the optical results. In the end, however, I was able to draw motivation from period signs, engravings, duration posters, and architecture while maintaining just enough of the ignorant sensibility.

Steagal has actually softened edges, which replicate brush strokes and retain the feeling of the human hand. The standard version has unique quirks that are not too invasive. Overshoots have almost been gotten rid of, and signs up with have minimal corrections. The rounded kinds are mathematically best, geometric figures without optical corrections. As a variation to the requirement, the "Rough" version stands as the "bad signpainter" variation with plenty of character.

Steagal Routine is available in five weights and is loaded with OpenType features. Steagal includes three Art Deco Alternate sets, optically compensated rounded kinds, a monospaced variation, and many other functions. In all, there are over 200 alternate characters. To see these features in action, please see the informative.pdf brochure. OpenType capable applications such as Quark or the Adobe Creative suite can maximize the instantly replacing ligatures and alternates. Steagal likewise consists of support for all Western European languages.

Steagal is a fantastic way to discreetly draw attention to your work. Its distinct quirks get the eye with a authority that few typefaces possess. Welcome its vernacular, hand-brushed look, and see what this geometric sans serif can do for you.

Font Family:
· Steagal Thin
· Steagal Thin Italic
· Steagal Light
· Steagal Light Italic
· Steagal Regular
· Steagal Regular Italic
· Steagal Medium
· Steagal Medium Italic
· Steagal Bold
· Steagal Bold Italic
· Steagal Rough Light
· Steagal Rough Light Italic
· Steagal Rough Regular
· Steagal Rough Regular Italic
· Steagal Rough Medium
· Steagal Rough Medium Italic
· Steagal Rough Bold
· Steagal Rough Bold Italic

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