What is the Sabre™ font?
I generally refer to our typefaces as ‘graphic’ rather than typographic. By that I mean their starting points are usually ways of constructing shapes and systems of shapes.
As with other Alias typefaces, Sabre has stone and wood cut letterforms as a starting point. What is interesting about lettercutting is the connection between shape and material. These beautifully crafted letterforms have a particular sharpness which reflects, of course, how they were made.
The idea of constructing letters from a kit of parts we first explored in early fonts Elephant and Factory. These are different in that they were very much grid-based, with a geometric structure. For Sabre I also had Fred Smeijers’ stencil construction drawings in mind. These show how a set of components can be the basis for a crafted, elegant typeface. Sabre is quite a loose interpretation of this idea.
Sabre’s graphic shape means it works well at large sizes, with a dramatic, angular impact. Its aim is to be typographic enough to function for blocks of small-size text too.
Sabre™ Font families
The Sabre™ includes the following font families:
- Sabre Light
- Sabre Regular
- Sabre Medium
- Sabre Bold
- Sabre Black
Here is a preview of how Sabre™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
You're probably thinking - Is Sabre™ available to Download for free?
The short answer is no. Sabre™ is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Sabre™, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Sabre™ and be done with it.
It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Sabre™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Sabre™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Sabre™.
Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Sabre™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Sabre™ Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Sabre™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Sabre™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)