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“A card to you from not too gay Paree…”

February 15, 1945

My dear young men:

A card to you from not too gay Paree. But it is a beautiful city filled with beautiful women, beautiful buildings, beautiful stores, everything beautiful, no Frenchmen, and a lot of G.I. soldiers. I wish you both could be here to enjoy it. I wish I could enjoy it, too, but I am too busy with my work. Some other day, maybe 

— Dad

Book Blurb: Mark Simonson

I’ve made many fonts but none of them has a story with as many unexpected discoveries and emotional turns as the story of Marcel.

 

– Mark Simonson, designer of more than thirty fonts, including the iconic Proxima Nova, Mark Simonson Studio

Tryst

This week, I am expecting to preview final artwork for the cover of Marcel’s Letters. I generally know what to expect; the final cover artwork will reflect a revised tagline and a few other small artwork and composition revisions.READ MORE