Puncho

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Release Year
2012
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Serif
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Digital
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display, serif, stencil

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Punching letters from metal plates to create stencils is forceful work for which simple sturdy letter shapes are best. Puncho by Fred Smeijers is based on stencil letter punches made by S.M.Spencer of Boston. The capital height of Spencer’s original letter was 1/8 inch (about 3 mm). Design limitations at this small size, together with the mechanical methods used to manufacture such punches, are the source of Puncho’s unusual shapes.

Puncho is part of the OurType’s latest release – the Stencil Fonts Series – launched on April 19 2012 to accompany the exhibition ‘Between Writing & Type: the Stencil Letter’ held at Catapult Gallery, Antwerp. Curated by Eric Kindel and Fred Smeijers, the exhibition showcases the history and development of the stencil letter and displays a selection of historical and contemporary artifacts and their applications.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on April 21, 2012, 08:59am EST

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