Rosemary Sassoon

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Rosemary Sassoon (born 1931) is an expert of handwriting, particularly that of children. She is the creator of the Sassoon series of typefaces.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Sassoon was born in the United Kingdom.

In 1988, she earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading in Berkshire, England.[3]


Sassoon's personal papers are held in the archives of University of London's Institute of Education.[3]

Published works[edit]

  • The Practical Guide to Calligraphy (Thames & Hudson)
  • The Practical Guide to Lettering (Thames & Hudson)
  • Creating Letterforms (Thames & Hudson)
  • Practical Guide to Children's Handwriting (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Teach Yourself Better Handwriting (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Handwriting; The Way to Teach it (Paul Chapman)
  • Computers and Typography (Intellect)
  • The Art and Science of Handwriting (Intellect)
  • The Acquisition of a Second Writing System (Intellect)
  • Signs Symbols and Icons (with Albertine Gaur) (Intellect)
  • Handwriting of the Twentieth Century (Routledge)1999

List of Sassoon fonts[edit]

  • Sassoon Primary Infant
  • Sassoon Primary Infant Medium
  • Sassoon Primary Infant Bold
  • Sassoon Primary Type
  • Sassoon Primary Type Medium
  • Sassoon Primary Type Bold
  • Sassoon Sans
  • Sassoon Sans Medium
  • Sassoon Sans Bold
  • Sassoon Type Sans
  • Sassoon Type Sans Medium
  • Sassoon Type Sans Bold
  • Sassoon Italic Regular
  • Sassoon Italic Medium
  • Sassoon Primary Type Medium Condensed
  • Sassoon Penned
  • Sassoon Penned Medium
  • Sassoon Penned Bold


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