Gunplay by Ray Larabie is a font that grabs your attention as soon as you lay eyes on it. Designed with a robust and unapologetic style, it embodies a gritty, almost rebellious attitude that seems to leap off the page (or screen). Ray Larabie, a Canadian type designer known for his prolific work and contribution to the world of typography, released Gunplay into the wild, and it quickly found its place in projects that wanted to make a bold statement.
The design of Gunplay is heavily influenced by military stencil lettering, which is evident in its all-caps presentation and the distinctive cuts and breaks within the letters themselves. These features immediately evoke images of crates, uniforms, and equipment marked with identifying information in various military contexts. However, despite its tough, utilitarian inspirations, Gunplay has a surprisingly versatile appeal. Its assertive nature makes it a go-to choice not just for military-themed projects but also for anything from action movie posters to video game titles, offering an instant dose of adrenaline to any piece of text.
Beyond its aesthetic, what makes Gunplay interesting is its adaptability. It comes in two styles: Gunplay Regular and Gunplay Destroy, the latter offering a weathered, eroded look that takes the font’s inherent boldness and adds a layer of rugged, lived-in character. This distressed variation is perfect for projects that aim for an even more intense, raw vibe or for creating a sense of age and history.
Gunplay, like much of Ray Larabie’s work, balances the line between thematic specificity and broad usability. It’s a font that can shout or whisper, depending on how it's used, but always speaks with a voice full of character. For designers looking to inject a powerful, assertive energy into their work, Gunplay offers a compelling typographic tool shaped by its military stencil roots yet capable of transcending them to make a striking impact across a wide range of creative endeavors.
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For those of you looking for an improved version with more/better accents etc: Ray Larabie has allowed me to rework his fonts and offer them with a (very generous) commercial license.

So if you need a professional quality Unicode OpenType or TrueType version of this font with a multilingual and expanded character set - you will find it here:

http://www.cheapprofonts.com/Gunplay_Pro

(Ray Larabie receives royalties from all sales)


Gunplay


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254 glyphs, 681 kerning pairs
© 2000 Ray Larabie. This font is freeware. Read attached text file for details. Info & updates visit www.larabiefonts.com. Donations gratefully accepted at www.larabiefonts.com/donation.html. Also visit my commercial type foundry at www.typodermic.com. This font was updated in 2004.. RayLarabie: Gunplay: 2000. Gunplay. Version 2.000 2004. Ray Larabie. Larabie Fonts is able to offer unique free fonts through the generous support of visitors to the site. Making fonts is my full-time job and every donation, in any amount, enables me to continue running the site and creating new fonts. If you would like to support Larabie Fonts visit www.larabiefonts.com for details.. http://www.larabiefonts.com. http://www.typodermic.com
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