Associate Sans Stencil is a family of ten sans serif fonts with a stencil optic. Part of FontStore’s larger ‘Associate’ type system, Associate Sans Stencil is an extension of the Associate Sans design for use in headlines and logos. The letterforms in both Associate Sans and Associate Sans Stencil have a strong ‘American gothic’ look. That genre of typefaces has been popular since the early 20th-century, especially for designing publications and corporate identities. The Associate Sans Stencil letters are generally monolinear. The ‘stencil’ optic that the characters all have comes from breaks, or ‘bridges,’ applied to parts of each letter. If you were to create real stencils from these fonts, those would be necessary elements for maintaining each letterform’s stability. Associate Sans Stencil’s bridge-elements are not that wide, however. They do not detract from their underlying characters. Each of the family’s five weights – from ExtraLight through Bold – has a companion italic font available. These italic fonts are ‘obliques;’ they differentiate texts set in them by their slant. On FontStore, you can find all of the other font families from the Associate Type System, too, including Associate Slab, Associate Slab Stencil, and even Associate Sans Mono.
Associate Sans Stencil is designed by Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak.