Steven Skaggs

The Power of the Engine

Victorian revivals and inspirations often seize on the period’s tendency toward florid decoration. However, the times were also the final surge of the industrial revolution, a time that witnessed the ultimate development in steam, diesel and oil: engines of all kinds. Engine Nine captures the nitty-gritty of a hard-boned indomitable age, boundless in its faith in the technologies of iron and steel, tempered by half-remembered neo-classical details such as the verticality of neo-gothic windows, and finely detailed finials. It’s all here in the brute strength of the verticals, the blackness of the tight setting, the contrasting delicacy of the terminal serifs.

Steven Skaggs studied calligraphy and typography under Hermann Zapf. His calligraphic artworks are in the collections of the Klingspor Museum, Offenbach Germany, the Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry in Miami, and the Akademie der Künst, Berlin. He has been active giving workshops and teaching throughout the United States as well as Canada, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Steven Skaggs lives in Louisville, Kentucky where he is Professor of Design at the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville.

Skaggs designed Rieven Uncial in 2009, which was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Typographic Design in the TDC2 2010.

For Immediate Release:
Alameda, CA- February 3rd, 2010

Delve Fonts announces its new website has been launched. http://www.delvefonts.com/ To celebrate, the Delve Fonts Typeface Library is 50% off during the month of February. Additionally, the site now features online ordering with instant downloads.

Recent additions to the the collection include: Rieven Uncial by Steven Skaggs, recipient of a TDC² 2010 “Certificate of Excellence in Type Design” (available 4/10/10), Quara by Delve Withrington, and Cody by Cody Chancellor.

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