Evocative Handmade EMPIRE Stencil

Regular price $48.00

I love stencils of all sorts, but this may be my very favorite I've found. It was clearly hand-drawn and hand-cut, with the pencil drawn guides for the wonderfully boxy and also a bit Metropolis-futuristic feeling lettering still very much evident. Often one sees stencils for types of apples, used for labeling crates or barrels--which may be the case here, for Empire apples. But it also, especially for being silver, it makes me think of The Empire Strikes Back! Plus that period at the end, which adds a sense of decisiveness and finality to this particular Empire, as if having conquered all. And that "M" is so good. Love.

11 5/8" x 3" and in very good condition, with nice age to it.