LetterMaker Stencil


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.

 

Mentions & Retailers

AIGA Eye on Design
NOTCOT
Draw Down Books
FPO: For Print Only
STA 100
London Design Festival

Workshops & Events

Santo Tipo
London Design Festival
Maryland Institute College of Art
Saint Louis University
Lindenwood University
Austin Design Week
Typographics NYC: TYPELAB


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LetterMaker started with a stencil bequeathed to me by my grandfather. The simplicity of the OPQ & R forms aroused my curiosity about how so many letters could be made with so few forms.

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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.

 
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Visit the LetterMaker Website for more information on LetterMaker history and workshops.