Stencil alphabets – Interrupted strokes and divided shapes

Stencil alphabets – Interrupted strokes and divided shapes


Ferdinand Ulrich explains and illustrates the principles of stencil typography at the FontShop blog.

The essential idea of stencils is to repeatedly display an image by applying ink or paint on a plate. Whatever shapes are trimmed away from that plate (using a knife, mortising machine, laser, etc.) will be showcased. The term stencil describes both the pattern and the image that result from it.”

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