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Stencil fonts

The letters of Stencil fonts are divided, cut, or sliced. They come in a wide variety of styles and appear within almost every traditional typeface category. The spaces or gaps are known as ‘bridges’. Have questions about stencil fonts? See our Stencil Fonts FAQ below.

Questions about stencil fonts

What are stencil fonts?
Stencil fonts have letterforms that are sliced ot cut up. Some look like old spray-paint stencils, while some resemble regular typefaces with the joints faded or missing (e.g. Pensum Stencil, Resonay, and Sahlia). Stencil fonts are often used for logos, titles, and stop-the-scroll headlines.

What are the benefits of using stencil fonts?
Stencil fonts offer a number of benefits, including:

High visibility: They’re deal for use in headlines, logos, and where attention-grabbing is important.
Modern look: Stencil fonts have a modern, edgy look that can add a touch of sophistication to any design.
Versatility: Stencil fonts can be used in a variety of different contexts, from branding to packaging to web design.

What do you call the gap in stencils?
The gap or missing part in a stencil or stencil font is called a bridge. The other parts are typically referred to as islands.