It’s no secret that stencils are all the rage these days, and here in New York City we’ve been enjoying sites adorned with stencil-inspired graffiti for decades. Like many trends that start in the streets, the art of stencils have made their way into the design language of everything from t-shirts to pillows, magazines and most definitely interior design. As a response to these trends, Morpholio has just released Stencil, a new app that allows you transform any image you come across into a custom digital stencil to use with any of your designs.
With Stencil, designers can easily turn their own drawings, patterns, words or even photographs into a custom template or stencil in just seconds. Plus the program comes with a carefully curated collection of pre-made illustrations and symbols selected specifically for architecture, interiors, industrial and graphic design.
So for example, if you’re redesigning your interior and you want to use a pattern you see on the facade of a building as a wallpaper design—how is Stencil beneficial? Co-creator Mark Collins explains: “You’re trying to capture something—a texture, pattern, or detail that you want to use. Sketching is great, but slow. Taking a photo buries it in the photo album. Generating a stencil automatically creates an incredible tool that you can utilize in various ways. The stencil is the quickest path to distill an image into an actionable idea.”
Plus Stencil literally transforms your device into a mini, portable scanner and digital laser cutter. The world around you becomes an unlimited source for inspiration. Like a facade? Street sign? Dashing figure? Simply find or take a photo, set the contrast or invert, and transform it into a stencil that is forever at your disposal.
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