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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.

Is Sassafras™ A free font? Is Sassafras™ Free to Download?

No,Sassafras™ 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 Sassafras™ so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Sassafras™ 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 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. :)