Designed by Jeff Levine, Schoolyard Stencil JNL is a stencil font family. This typeface has two styles and was published by Jeff Levine Fonts.
2 fonts for
Single styles from $29.00
A vintage lettering stencil manufactured by the E-Z Letter Stencil Company of Baltimore, Maryland was the model for Schoolyard Stencil JNL, available in both regular and oblique versions.
Re-drawn digitally and following the actual bend of the steel rule dies used to cut the stencils, this typeface has not been cleaned up from its original design.
Upon close examination, you will find straight angles and slight curves in the most unusual places. This was representative of the difficult work involved in bending steel cutting rule material and fitting it into small areas.
For many years, E-Z Letter was the main competitor to the Stenso Lettering Company; the originator of the oil board stencil lettering guide complete with automating spacing holes. Anyone over 40 will well-remember lettering their science fair posters, report covers and ring binders with these stencils.