Stencil Type (Hardcover)

By Steven Heller, Louise Fili

Thames & Hudson, 9780500241462, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2015

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Paperback (1/7/2020)

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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.

An introduction surveys the history and applications of stencil typography, and samples of stencil type are presented in order of their geographic origin.