Saskya

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What is the Saskya font?

While I was in Boston in 2014, I visited the Museum of Fine Arts and to my good fortune there was an exhibit of etchings by Rembrandt, one of my favorite artists. As to be expected, many were simply gorgeous, but one especially caught my eye. It was an etching of a priest (Jan Cornelis Sylvius, Preacher) with an extensive amount of writing in Latin. While I’m not certain that it was Rembrandt’s own hand, the script was beautiful and I was fascinated by it because it had to be written on the etching plate in reverse. I snapped a few photos using my phone and later found other editions on line. I was so taken by the script that it begged me to create a modern typeface from it. The result is Saskya, named after Rembrandt’s wife Saskia. More…
There were many ligatures and glyph variants in the print, of which I captured many of them and made them accessible via OpenType features. The complete alphabet was not present in the sample, however, I discovered some other source material to sensitively fill in those gaps, with a remaining last few that I created myself.
A truly romantic hand, Saskya will work well for invitations of many sorts, and when you’re looking for that ‘old thyme’ scripty feeling in your graphics.

Saskya Font families

The Saskya includes the following font families:

  • Saskya

Saskya Preview

Here is a preview of how Saskya will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.


You're probably thinking - Is Saskya available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Saskya 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 Saskya, 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 Saskya 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 Saskya is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Saskya and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Saskya. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Saskya for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Saskya 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 Saskya remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Saskya 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. :)