I’m Ray Larabie, from Ottawa, Canada. When I was very young, my grandmother brought me stacks of dry-transfer lettering (Letraset) from work. I learned the names of fonts and became an instant font junkie. When I got my first computer, the TRS-80, I got into font editing software and started making my own fonts. After attending a few years of art school, I went to college and got a Classical Animation Diploma. I ended up as an art director in the video game business but never lost my love for fonts. In the late 1990’s, I started making free fonts and releasing them on my site Ray Larabie Freeware Typeface of the Week. I changed the site name to Larabie Fonts and made fonts by the hundreds. In 2001, I started a commercial font venture. Two years later, I was able to quit my day job to work on fonts full time. I moved to Japan in 2008 and I continue making fonts to this day. My company is Typodermic Fonts Inc. based in the city of Nagoya, Japan.

More about here here: about.me/raylarabie

about typeface sample from Typodermic Fonts Inc.

You don’t need to ask permission to use my fonts for commercial use. All my fonts, free or otherwise, are licensed for commercial use. You can use them for logos, clothing, posters on so forth. Read the license agreement for details. Free means free, but I would’t say no to a sandwich.

typodermic@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are free fonts okay for commercial use?

    Yes. My free fonts include a commercial use license. You can use my fonts for posters, logos, books, t-shirts, web graphics and more.
  • How do I get these fonts?

    In the catalog, each font has a link to Fontspring where you can purchase the type of license you need. For free fonts, it's the same thing: just add them to your shopping cart. When you're finished, you can check out and download your fonts. You can also use the shop link to see a list of available fonts at Fontspring and other sites.
  • Can I use these fonts on a web site?

    Yes. If you're using my fonts to make graphics, a logo or a banner for a web site, it's allowed. If you need to embed a font on a web site, you need to purchase a web license. Read my page on embedding to learn more.
  • Can I use these fonts in a video?

    Yes. The regular (desktop) license allows you use fonts in a video; unlimited views and no distribution restrictions.
  • Can I use these fonts in apps/games?

    Yes. If you're using the fonts to create a graphic image such as a title screen, the regular (desktop) license allows this. If you need to include the font data in the app/game, you need an app license. Read my page on embedding to learn more.
  • Can I use these fonts in an eBook?

    Yes. The regular (desktop) license allows you to embed the fonts in a PDF. If you're using the fonts to create a graphic image for the cover or for illustrations, the regular (desktop) license allows this. If you need to include the font with your eBook in other formats such as epub, mobi, iBook, azw3, you need an eBook license. Read my page on embedding to learn more.