The Prince of Fonts
Art book designed to showcase hundreds of fonts created by Ray Larabie, type designer.
Project Type: Art Book, Website Details
For the Love of Type
“The Prince of Fonts” is an art book containing 100 pages of typography experiments and real-world design examples using type families created by Ray Larabie. Larabie is a prolific type designer (originally from Ontario, Canada but now hailing from Nagoya Japan) who crafted hundreds of fonts since the mid-1990′s, many of which he released for free. As a result, Ray’s fonts can be seen at nearly every turn.
Who is Ray Larabie?
This project originated with a simple question…”who is this guy?” Spruce Interactive Lead Designer KJ Parish discovered that a number of accumulated type families now taking residence on her machine were all made by the same mysterious fellow, so she sought to discover both who Larabie was and to what limits she could push the wild and wacky type creations he’s crafted, both as freeware and commercial fonts released under Larabie’s Typodermic label.
Hundreds of Fonts at Play
The book details which type families were used in which spreads and also includes an in-depth interview with Larabie.
“The Prince of Fonts” was written and created by Matt D. and Kristina J. Parish.
The ‘Prince of Fonts’ Website
In addition to the book, a website was developed which would invite users and fans of Larabie crafted fonts to share their work or photos of fonts-in-use in the world. The site is equipped with a user-generated gallery as well as links to buy the book online.