Stenciled paintings date as far back as prehistoric times. Throughout history, their use has been utilitarian (such as in the labeling of crate shipments and temporary public signage) as well as artistic (in graffiti and street art). This free font collection presents 10 usable free stencil fonts.

1. Octin Prison Regular

This free stencil font is by Canadian font designer Ray Larabie, the creator of the free Larabie Fonts set.

Octin Prison Regular

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2. UnitedStencil

UnitedStencil is a free offering from the House Industries type foundry. The font is thin, stylish, and highly functional.

UnitedStencil

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3. Scriber Bold Stencil

This free stencil font has straight edges inspired by contemporary architectural and computer aided designs.

Scriber Bold Stencil

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4. OricNeo Stencil

Influenced by the movie series, The Matrix, OricNeo Stencil is a free font made by The Northern Block.

OricNeo Stencil

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5. Lintsec

Lintsec is a popular free stencil font by David Rakowski, a successful musician who was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize.

Lintsec

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6. Major Snafu

This free stencil font by Vic Fieger is in all-caps and has strong characteristics, both common features of stenciled lettering.

Major Snafu

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7. Octin Stencil Regular

Octin Stencil features powerful and commanding characteristics that are perfect for athletic, construction, and military themes.

Octin Stencil Regular

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8. Sylar Stencil

By The Northern Block font foundry, the free Stylar Stencil font has a unique and modern look-and-feel — a font that will surely garner attention.

Sylar Stencil

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9. Boston Traffic

Boston Traffic is a free stencil font that moderately mimics the often rough and irregular results of spray painted stenciled letterings.

Boston Traffic

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10. WC Wunderbach Rounded Bta

This free stencil font has interesting rounded corners, giving it a somewhat elegant look. Be sure to also check out the non-rounded version, WC Wunderbach Bta.

WC Wunderbach Rounded Bta

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder and a managing editor of Design Instruct. He's a web developer, and also the owner of Six Revisions. Follow Jacob on Twitter: @sixrevisions