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What is the Salish font?

Salish is a sans-serif typeface inspired by the art of the Salishan tribes in the Northwest Americas. It draws heavily on the concept of the ‘ovoid’, a wide ovular shape that is flat on the bottom and top heavy, that is central to the art style known as ‘Formline’.
Designed by Aaron Bell of Saja Typeworks, Salish comes in 5 weights, from Thin to UltraBold. More…
Language support includes some 200 Latin-based languages as well as the necessary orthographies for all Salishan languages, including: Comox, Sliammon, Klahoose, Pentlach, Sechelt, Squamish, Halkomelem, Nooksack, Straights Salish (Saanich), Lushootseed, S’Klallam, Quinault, Upper Chehalis, Lower Chehalis, Cowlitz, Bella Coola, Ditidaht, Tseshaht, Nuu-chah-nulth, Ehattesaht-Nuchatlaht, Kwak’wala, Shuswap, Lillooet, Thompson River Salish, Coeur d’Alene, Columbia-Moses, Colville, Okanagan, and Montana Salish. Haida (a non-Salishan language) is also supported.

Salish Font families

The Salish includes the following font families:

  • Salish Thin
  • Salish Light
  • Salish Regular
  • Salish Bold
  • Salish Ultra Bold

Salish Preview

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

Is Salish A free font? Is Salish Free to Download?

No,Salish is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Salish so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Salish for free. There's 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 Salish remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Salish 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. :)