Here is a great use of lettering done by Nancy Schnell, of FairyDust Creations for Jacobs High School in Algonquin, IL. The school fight song was stenciled onto the wall in the gymnasium.
Nancy (right) had the help of Christi Fish (left) and they were lucky enough to also have the use of a motorized lift! The project was a school gift from the previous year’s graduating class. The stencils used were cut by Hugh Hoeger of “SayWhat?”
The lettering below, also by Nancy Schnell, was done for Aspire Children’s Services, a private, not for profit agency serving the developmental, residential and vocational needs of adults with developmental disabilities. Children birth to three with disabilities, delays and at-risk conditions and their families are supported through Aspire Children’s Services. Participants come from over 50 Chicago area communities.
Here we can see the lobby (with tree and lettering). This lettering was projected onto the wall and hand painted.
Because this hallway was so long and narrow, it was difficult to get a good picture. Treatment rooms, evaluation rooms, and more are off of this hallway. Each room down this hallway was “donated”, and thus remembered at each doorway. Since this building serves the children, a storybook theme was chosen. Each donor is honored on a storybook at the entrance to a treatment room. Nancy cut stencils for the words on each book from her computer.
The next post on Lettering will explore the different options and sources for custom lettered stencils.