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What is the Sassafras™ font?

Arthur Baker’s display script Sassafras, designed for URW in 1995, is based on the natural inline effect created when writing with a split-metal nibbed pen.
Black and white are nicely balanced, giving this calligraphic face a remarkably smooth appearance. The regular and italic versions of Sassafras include two alternate faces: one with long, tall ascenders and regular-length descenders, and one with shortened ascenders and descenders that allow it to fit where its companion might not. In both, the ascenders increase in width as they move upward, while the descenders taper to a fine point. More…
This variety of form makes Sassafras a very flexible choice for display work.

Sassafras™ Font families

The Sassafras™ includes the following font families:

  • Sassafras Std Roman
  • Sassafras Std Italic

Sassafras™ Preview

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

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

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

If you really want Sassafras™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on 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. :)