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The description of stencilling by Gilles Filleau des Billettes: transcription and translation

Kindel, E. (2013) The description of stencilling by Gilles Filleau des Billettes: transcription and translation. In: Kindel, E. and Luna, P. (eds.) Typography papers 9. Hyphen Press, London, pp. 66-86. ISBN 9780907259480

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This article presents the description of stencilling by Gilles Filleau des Billettes. The description sets out a method for stencilling letters, words, and texts, and specifies equipment for doing the work; it forms the basis for a reconstruction of the equipment and method, which is presented in a parallel article in this volume of Typography papers (see E. Kindel, 'A reconstruction of stencilling based on the description by Gilles Filleau des Billettes', Typography papers, 9, pp. 28–65). The original French text, approximately 10,000 words in length, is here transcribed and accompanied by a parallel English translation. Introductory notes on the preparation of both texts are provided; images of stencil letters found among the papers of Sébastien Truchet, Des Billettes’s colleague, are shown in an appendix.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Typography & Graphic Communication
ID Code:34934
Publisher:Hyphen Press

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