Weekend Heller: Stencil Type and Lettering
In Stencil Type, Louise Fili and I explore the variety and influence of the world’s most ubiquitous typographic style, which dates to prehistoric times and has been used on a range of surfaces from street signs, buildings and bridges to packaging and posters. Read more at AIGA here.
This expansive sourcebook presents hundreds of international examples of stencil typography from the late nineteenth through the twentieth centuries. The wonderful array of stencil types highlights surprising instances of artistry and ingenuity from a broad range of locations and objects—from military, traffic and transportation to home decoration, mass communication and street art. And the survey is global, drawing on design from America, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Eastern Europe.