Germanys most used typeface
DIN typfaces have come a long way.
Welcome to Din Stencil — the small information site about history of the DIN stencil and DIN typefaces.
The roots of standardized DIN typefaces begin with technical lettering in Prussia's railroad system. The typefaces were incorporated into standards and blueprints in order to serve as lettering even for the German standardization system itself.
Today, they are used for public signage, such as on German highways and in slightly modified form in other countries.
The stencil versions for DIN typefaces are available for the painting and freight industries. The main users are and have been craftsmen and industries such as road maintenance, shipping, and the military. These stencils are mainly used for temporary and inexpensive markings.