I’ve been admiring the script-style lettering of Jon Contino and Dan Cassaro lately, and while I haven’t used cursive much since elementary school, I’ve attempted to work the style into some of my stencils. I have kids, and I am not a preachy person, so there are very few bits of wisdom that I feel my kids absolutely must know that I can pass down. One of them is this:


It says “You Are Irreplaceable”. Some people on this planet will contribute to society in a huge way, and some in a microscopic way, but none of us are replaceable. I want my kids to understand the intrinsic value of each human being, including themselves.

I initially drew the scripted type, then cut it into a stencil. I spray painted white onto a scrap piece of some particle board.