A stencil designed to allow users to construct custom lettering.
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It breaks letters into their most basic building blocks of vertical and horizontal strokes, diagonals, and curves. Equipped with these simplified shapes, anyone can invent their own letterforms.
London Design Festival
Maryland Institute College of Art
Saint Louis University
The typical stencil is an identifiable office supply; one in which the function is immediately evident by the form. This stencil transforms the conventional idea of a stencil; that is, to create fully-constructed, repeatable, identical letterforms. Instead, this stencil system breaks letters into their most basic building blocks of vertical and horizontal strokes, diagonals, and curves. Starting with these simplified shapes, the user can invent their own letterforms.