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Type Trends: Stencil

Stencils aren’t new. They’ve been around nearly as long as crates and people with not quite enough time to mark them. But what I’m seeing happen with stencils, to my delight, is that the genre is coming into its own. Marking the progress is the rise of stencil faces released as collections, and the development of stencil families independent of any non-stencil counterparts.

Stephan Müller's FF Backstage

The above example, part of the FF Backstage collection demonstrates stencils at work in their native habitat. Stephan Müller’s FF Container, and Cornel Windlin’s FF Water Tower.

Fred Smeijers's PunchoFred Smeijers’s Puncho, part of the Orly Stencil, Puncho, Standing Type pack. I love to see the robust bridges taking a more definitive role in breaking the letterforms and causing the eye to connect what’s left undone.

Great Pairs

Fakt & Typonine Stencil

Encountering Nikola Djurek’s Typonine Stencil was for me, and many others I can only assume, an awakening at what stencil type was capable of conveying; shown here with Thomas Thiemich’s Fakt as part of the Great Pairs series. Its fine details seem antithetical to the normal purposes of the stencil genre. Also note how substantial the bridges are that hold the islands in place.

Pedro Leal's User Stencil

Also a monospace, Pedro Leal’s User Stencil comes in both positive, and reversed Cameo weights.

Paul Barnes's Dala Floda

Paul Barnes's Dala Floda

To finish out, here are a couple we don’t carry; Paul Barnes’s Dala Floda, above, and Nikola Djurek’s Plan Grotesque Stencil below.

Nikola Djurek's Plan Grotesque Stencil

Nikola Djurek's Plan Grotesque Stencil

That’s it for this week; just something to whet the appetite for more stencils in use, here on Thursday.

Staff Picks, October 2012

October Staff Picks have been selected. Take a look through a few of the favorites below, or peruse the complete list. Now on to the picks.

Volker picks the Atomic Age Pack by Leslie Cabarga, published by Font Bureau

“50s fridge fonts”

Mayene picks Brownstone Thin by Alejandro Paul of Sudtipos

“a lightweight, friendly set of characters with dainty alternates.”

Mark picks Typonine Stencil by Nikola Djurek of Typonine

“For making elegant looking occupy signage”

Typographic Countdown—13 Days Left ’til—Really?

Really. S means the new year’s less than two weeks away. The Phoenicians rendered their S-sounding letter (one of them) more like what became the Greek Sigma, Σ. It meant teeth. The Romans were the first to apply the curve to the letter bringing about the shape that’s become synonymous with S.
As mentioned previously, the long-s is not an f, and double-s is not a b.

Typonine Stencil by Nikola Djurek shows us what sophisticated stencil typography looks like.

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