As of May 2021, we’ve introduced a new, value-based model for licensing fonts. This is designed to be simpler, fairer, and more transparent than the traditional model — you can read more about the V2 license here.
All of our license fees are one-off, and all of our standard licenses are perpetual, with no recurring fees and no need to upgrade if your usage increases.
A Commercial license allows a license owner to use our fonts commercially, and it also covers any designers or agencies using the fonts on their behalf. (If you’re licensing fonts for yourself or your own company, you are the license owner. If you’re a designer or agency, it’s your client.)
This license is priced according to the number of employees of the license owner (not just the number of people using the fonts), and covers all formats — no paying extra for webfonts or add-ons. It includes OTF, WOFF and WOFF2 files.
This license lets you use our full desktop fonts in non-commercial projects — trials, personal projects, and student work. It’s priced at a fixed rate and includes the complete OTF files.
A Non-Commercial license also allows you to use our fonts in design proposals and pitches (even if these would normally count as commercial work).
A Trial license lets you use our fonts for testing and evaluation at no cost. Trial fonts have a limited character set and can only be used in non-commercial work. Learn more or download trial fonts →
Frequently Asked Questions
The price of our fonts is based on a single metric: the size of the company licensing them. Small companies pay less, and big companies pay more, regardless of how many people are working with the font files — because the value a font can provide depends more on who it’s used for than who it’s used by.
This also means there’s only one number you need to know about your client to determine the cost of a license. There’s no need to predict how many of their staff will be installing the fonts, or track their website’s traffic over time.
Your client — the organisation commissioning the work, not the designer or agency creating it. As a designer, you only need to own a commercial license if you’re creating work for yourself.
No. If your client has a license, you can work with the fonts without needing a separate license for yourself. Your client can share the files with you while you’re working on their behalf.
Although this is technically a commercial application, the Non-Commercial license specifically allows pitches and design proposals.
Yes, if they’re okay with it. During the checkout process you can specify the licensee separately.
As long as your license was valid when you bought it, it’ll remain valid forever. There are no recurring fees if you hire more staff, and there’s no need to monitor your compliance over time.
Commercially licensed fonts are provided in OTF, WOFF and WOFF2 formats. We may be able to provide other formats if necessary — please get in touch.
Fonts under the Non-Commercial and Trial licenses are provided in OTF format.
Yes. Trial versions of all our typefaces are available for free. You can also try the full versions of our fonts with a Non-Commercial license, which costs 80% less than a standard Commercial license.
Yes. If you’ve already bought a Non-Commercial license for a font, we can give you a discount on a Commercial license equal to whatever amount you’ve already paid. Please get in touch to arrange this.
Yes, absolutely. We can add extra characters, or create a custom version of a typeface for your organisation — just let us know what you need.
You can use fonts under our Non-Commercial license in student work — equivalent to an 80% discount on a standard Commercial license. You can also use our trial fonts, which have a limited character set but are available for free.
Yes, we can generally offer discounted commercial licensing for charities, nonprofits, NGOs and educational institutions. Please contact us with some info about your organisation to arrange this.
Yes — please contact us to discuss a more bespoke licensing arrangement for your organisation.
In all cases, the license you originally purchased remains in effect until you choose to change it.
If you purchased a font from Mass-Driver between February 20, 2020, and May 16, 2021, the V1 license will still apply to your order. You don’t need to do anything, but if you would like to upgrade to the more permissive V2 license, please send us a message — we’ll upgrade your license for free, regardless of how much you originally paid.
The V1 license will continue to apply to new and existing orders via Future Fonts for the time being.
Although they’re no longer available to purchase directly, you can check the terms of our previous licenses here:
Desktop (1.0) →
Web (1.0) →
Trial (1.0) →
Trial (1.1) →