Born in Orléans, France in 1946, Roselyne Besnard studied for a Diplôme National Supérieur des Beaux-Arts (Higher national diploma in fine arts). She is an artist, working with graphics and textiles, alongside her husband Michel. Her paintings and tapestries have been exhibited, both in solo shows and together with Michel's work, in France and abroad. Since the 1980s, she has been lecturing at art-related conferences around the world, and has also spoken at the Art Directors Club.
She and Michel work together to produce their typefaces, which are licensed by Monotype in the USA. They have been creating fonts since the 1970s. Their work goes under the banner Besnard Typo. She has travelled widely, around Europe and further afield to North, Central and South America. She lives in Rouen.
[LC, December 2009]