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25 top free stencil fonts

Stencil artwork uses a template to create an outline for a specific design. It's a familar technique in the design world, from its use by military and government to quickly and clearly label objects, to industrial and commercial settings, to its use in street art (opens in new tab) by the likes of Banksy (for some great free graffiti fonts (opens in new tab), see our roundup post).

When it comes to typography, there's a wealth of stencil fonts online for creatives to use in their designs. Here, we've scoured the internet to find free fonts (opens in new tab) in the stencil style that will help give your designs an authentic, handcrafted feel.

01. VAL Stencil (opens in new tab)

Free stencil fonts

This bold stencil font is available as free download from Fontfabric

This bold stencil font is available as free download from independent type foundry Fontfabric (opens in new tab). This inspirational, fun design comes complete with 215 characters and is great for posters, logos, packaging and more.

FORMAT: TTF

02. Toy Soldiers (opens in new tab)

This army-inspired font will give your designs attitude

This army-inspired font will give your designs attitude

This army-style inspired font was created by type designer Billy Argel (opens in new tab). Like many of Argel's cool designs, Toy Soldiers is free for personal use. A single weight font made up of purely uppercase letters, this free stencil typeface will add serious attitude to your designs.

FORMAT: TTF

03. AG Stencil (opens in new tab)

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AG Stencil is free for both personal and commercial use

AG Stencil was created by creative director Yong of visual communications company Somewhere Else (opens in new tab). The design was originally created for an unfulfilled identity project, and Yong now offers the typeface free, for both personal and commercial use.

FORMAT: TTF

04. Unconform Round (opens in new tab)

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Replicate those old school plastic letter stencils with Unconform Round

Want to replicate those old school plastic letter stencils? Then Unconform Round may be just what you're looking for. Featuring a full set of uppercase letters and numbers, this typeface is great for giving your designs that retro feel.

FORMAT: TTF

05. Capture it (opens in new tab)

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Capture it is one of many type designs created by Koczman Balint. Image © Magique Fonts

A single weight, free stencil font, Capture it was designed by Koczman Balint. Operating under Magique Fonts (opens in new tab), this is one of many type designs created by Balint. Complete with a full set of uppercase letters, numbers and special characters, Capture it is available as a free download, with donations to the author, as always, gratefully received.

FORMAT: TTF

06. Stela UT (opens in new tab)

free stencil fonts: Stela UT

The regular weight is available as a free download

Stela UT is a layered font influenced by the stencil form. It was designed by  independent Spanish graphic design studio Wete (opens in new tab), who love all things typography and editorial, and comes in a number of layers. The studio is offering up the regular weight as a free download.

FORMAT: TTF

07. Scriber (opens in new tab)

free stencil fonts: Scriber

Scriber Stencil comes with 250 characters

Scriber Stencil is a single weight, free stencil font consisting of 250 characters, manual kerning and a Euro symbol. Designed by Newcastle creative director Jonathan Hill (opens in new tab), Scriber is a gorgeous take on the stencil format. Hill also has a wide range of other fonts on his website (opens in new tab).

FORMAT: TTF

08. Butcher (opens in new tab)

free stencil fonts: Butcher

Download free stencil font Butcher for use in any personal work

Butcher is a new modern serif, stencil typeface that's available to download for free if you're using it for personal use. This free stencil font was designed by graphic design student William Bayley Suckling (opens in new tab), who specialises in a wide range of fun fonts.

FORMAT: TTF

09. Playtime (opens in new tab)

free stencil fonts: Playtime

Play with these puzzle-like letters with the playtime stencil font

The Playtime Typeface is a font with five different styles - regular, bold, rounded, rounded bold, and cutouts. It works like a puzzle: you can seamlessly slide the the type together and experiment with some truly unique figures. This free stencil font was designed by John Skelton (opens in new tab).

FORMAT: TTF

10. Kaine (opens in new tab)

free stencil fonts: Kaine

Kaine is inspired by spaghetti western films

Kaine is a bold slab-serif typeface influenced by spaghetti western posters of the 1960s. The grid template is based on Welt Extra Bold from Letraset with detailed changes, additional characters and new style variations. This free stencil font is ideal for use on print, web, motion, T-shirts and apparel; details include 250 characters, manual kerning and a Euro symbol.

FORMAT: TTF

11. Gunplay (opens in new tab)

free stencil font: Gunplay

Gunplay by Ray Larabie

This bold, free stencil font was created by type designer Ray Larabie of Typodermic Fonts (opens in new tab). Larabie explains: "Gunplay is a hard-nosed stencil font inspired by the poster for the 1972 Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw film, The Getaway."

FORMAT: TTF

12. DOCK 51 (opens in new tab)

free stencil font: DOCK 51

DOCK 51 by Imagex Fonts

Free for personal use only, this cool DOCK 51 font was created by Imagex Fonts. One of over 200 designs by the company, this font includes a full set of uppercase letters, numbers 0-9 and various special characters.

FORMAT: TTF

13. Stencilla (opens in new tab)

free stencil font: Stencilla

Stencilla by Otto Maurer

Developed by typeface designer Otto Maurer (opens in new tab), this free stencil font includes a full set of uppercase letters, numbers and special characters. Maurer has also made this download free for both personal and commercial use.

FORMAT: TTF

14. Boston Traffic (opens in new tab)

free stencil font: Boston Traffic

Boston Traffic by Vic Fieger

Designer Vic Fieger (opens in new tab) is the man behind this free stencil font. The busy artist has over 60 designs available for download on the archive of free fonts Dafont (opens in new tab). This Boston Traffic design is available for both personal and commercial use.

FORMAT: TTF

15. Due Date (opens in new tab)

free stencil font: Due Date

Due Date by Dieter Steffman

Typeface designer Dieter Steffman has over 120 fonts available to download on Font Space (opens in new tab) and many more on his website (opens in new tab). This particular free stencil font, created in 2003, is available for both personal and commercial use.

FORMAT: TTF

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