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|Known for||Creating new computer fonts|
|Home town||Ottawa, Ontario|
Ray Larabie (born 1970 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a designer of TrueType and OpenType computer fonts. Beginning in 1996, Larabie distributed his designs over the internet as freeware, operating as his own independent type foundry LarabieFonts.
Larabie became interested in fonts in the early 1970s when his grandmother gave him sheets of Letraset. He eventually became familiar with typefaces, and could identify hundreds of fonts by name. He began creating typefaces with pen and paper and later, on his first computer, a TRS-80.
Larabie was employed at Rockstar Toronto and had contributed his designs to multiple video game titles, including the hit series' Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne, before he quit the company in 2002 to focus full-time on type design.
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