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The Stencil Font has been the starting point for the Bundy Yellow font series.
Stencil had a lot of the style needed, but still lacked some of the MWC fonts characteristics. With a bit of work the Stencil characters were made a bit more open, and a bit more flawed, to get that cross between stencil and rubber stamp styles.

A word of caution before you download the fonts . . .

If you plan on using the font in email, documents and web pages, then you may be in for a disappointment . . . anyone viewing your pages will NOT see the MWC style unless you encapsulate the font into the document, or persuade them to install the necessary font first.

This is because their computer will use a substitute for the font if the font you have used is not already on their system. It is also why I haven't written this entire set of pages in Bundy Yellow!

The only easy way around this problem is to capture the image of the font, and display it as an image instead of text.

(.pdf files can be set to encapsulate the font so that it always
shows correctly inside the pdf !! If there is a way to do
this with Word or Web Pages, I'd be keen to know!!)

Bundy Yellow sample image Bundy Yellow (sample on the left) was my first font. I think you'll like the second font, Bundy Yellow HollowShaded a lot more.

If you study this image closely, you'll see some differences between the "BUNDY" and the "YELLOW". The BUNDY bit is a clean, tidy font, very much like Stencil.ttf.  The YELLOW has a flawed edge, and some spots of color missing from within the font.

Both these styles are available within the one 'Bundy Yellow.ttf' font. One form is from the UPPERCASE (capital) letters, while the other form is from the lowercase letters. I hijacked the lower case set in order to hold a second style of uppercase letters.

Likewise, the border is produced using other hijacked characters. Take a look at your keyboard. Hopefully you'll find the characters {}[] -_ and | all near each other. They are the border keys.
The { gives the top left corner, the - and _ give the cross bars, the } gives the top right corner, the | gives the upright parts to the border, and the [ and ] give the bottom corners of the border.

Cunning huh?    But it's a pain if you want to use the - or the brackets in normal text.
I also fooled around with some of the lesser used symbols like #$%, so it's not a practical font for regular day to day use.

So if the image above had been typed in any other font, it would probably have looked like this :

|  BUNDY  :::|
| ::YELLOW :::|

This is one reason to beware font substitutions!!

What's with the ::: colons?  The colon key has also been hijacked to produce a very small space.
Use the colon to nudge the upright bars of the border into line with each other !
(A tip to help you remember this, Al had a withered colon from Peg's cooking. The font shares his shrunken colon)

Bundy Yellow HollowShaded sample Ok. Now take a look at this image. It's clearer, and the deliberate flaws are more obvious. While it's not so obvious at this size, it also has the 3D shadow effect that was commonly used in later MWC seasons.

The "HOLLOW" is uppercase, and the "SHADED" is lowercase. The lowercase ("SHADED") example looses the 3D effect, and is only one colour (plus background colour). The uppercase can have 2 colours, plus the background colour.
(I should have used the word SHADOWED in the example pic, but I ain't gonna bother to change it now. You get the idea - the font has a black shadow displaced down and right.)

The above sample was constructed in black and white (like an ordinary font) and then coloured yellow using the FILL effect of Paint.
Below is a sample of what the Uppercase version of the HollowShaded font produces before it is coloured in (note I have already added the grey background to it).

Unfilled font sample

These fonts are useless at a small font size. You need to scale them up to 48point or higher to get a good effect (but it makes them harder to work with).

Don't forget, use your drawing ap to rotate the image (about 24degrees or more) for that final touch.

In case you didn't know, pressing the PrintScreen button or your keyboard silently dumps a copy of whatever is on screen into your clipboard. Start a draw/paint ap and Paste that image into the ap in order to play with it more.

What I find works best is simply typing out the desired text in WORD, use PrintScreen to capture that image, and dump it into Paint. Use paint to get rid of the remnants of the Word Ap, to colour it, and to match up more than one image together (se 2 or 3 copies of Paint simultaneously to get each part ready). Then resize it. GIF format will use the least space, but JPG is OK.

Hopefully (in time) I will get around to refining the font a bit more. There are tricks to getting fonts to scale to larger or smaller sizes. The biggest weakness of this font is that it turns to #%&* at small sizes., and you need to patch up the little gaps in the outline before shading it in with colour.


Another font to do the MARRIED and the slimed MARRIED are in the pipeline... but don't hold your breath waiting for them.

Windows users: Copy the fonts to the folder C:\Windows\Fonts - that's all there is to installing them!

To remove the fonts, simply browse to your C:\Windows\Fonts folder, click on the font and select Delete, or just drag the fonts to a different folder.

Macintosh users: These fonts should work for you too, but I don't know the proceedure for Mac installation.

BundyYellowSolid Font (44kb)


BundyYellowHollowShadowed (68kb)