Rosemary Sassoon

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Rosemary Sassoon (born 1931 and currently residing in Busselton, Western Australia) is an expert in handwriting, particularly that of children. She designed the Sassoon series of typefaces, produced in collaboration with Adrian Williams, which are intended to be particularly legible for children and learners.[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]

List of Sassoon fonts[edit]

Sassoon Primary font family sample
  • 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


Further reading[edit]

  • Gerda Breuer and Julia Meer: Women in Graphic Design, Jovis/Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-86859-153-8, p. 195, 541, 543.
  • Sassoon, Rosemary (2016). Lettering. From formal to informal. London: Unicorn Press. ISBN 9781910065969. OCLC 932069890.

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