Free Font Friday: Sacramento

by Taylor Slattery | September 4, 2020


Sacramento is a script typeface created by Astigmatic. Its uniform stroke width and gentle, relaxed curves give it a controlled, laid-back feel. It isn’t over the top or bursting with elegance, though it does have some unique qualities. It features a dramatic difference in height between its x-height and cap-height, which lends the typeface a grand feel and certainly serves to make it more eye-catching.

It’s unique upper case letterforms feature smooth, graceful curves, giving it that extra bit of drama and add to its overall class. The strokes all terminate in rounded caps bring it away from a handwritten script and more into the digital realm, making it feel more intentional and adding to its calm, simple vibe.

The roundness of the letterforms as well as their connections give the impression that they are in no rush to get to where they’re going. The semi-connected script takes the viewers’ eye along the text at a smooth, relaxed pace, like taking a drive over some rolling green hills. The flair of the upper case letterforms gives the type a retro appearance, evoking a similar feel to the logos of Schwinn and Swingline.

If you’re looking for a font with a laid-back, classy feel, Sacramento is it. It’s available in a single weight and you can find it for free here.


Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.


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