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Learn more about the book "Marcel's Letters" and the font P22 Marcel Script, which is based on the handwriting of conscripted WWII laborer Marcel Heuzé
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The Power of a Thank You Note

Four years ago, at TypeCon 2012, I had the privilege of receiving a short critique from a trio of type design luminaries. At the time, I was still refining the font ‘Marcel’ and I appreciated the opportunity to hear feedback that could help me make the font as good as it could be.READ MORE

Writing About The Swastika

Months ago, as I workshopped excerpts of “Marcel’s Letters,” a fellow writer had a strong reaction to how I wrote about a swastika.

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June 6, 1944: “Today is the day”

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On June 6, 1944, the mother of Lou B.—who at the time was in military training in Massachusetts—wrote this letter capturing her reaction to the D-Day invasion.READ MORE

Book Blurb: Elizabeth Rynecki

We pick a font hoping it says something about us; that we are creative, intellectual, or have business know-how. But what happens when a font picks a graphic designer and turns her world upside down and inside out? Working from a handful of fragile and translucent pages written in a language she doesn’t speak, Carolyn sets out to uncover not only the mystery of Marcel's life, but in the process finds her own passion to create a font in his honor. In Marcel’s Letters, Carolyn rescues one man’s legacies, and ultimately gifts us with her own.

 

– Elizabeth Rynecki, author of the forthcoming book and documentary Chasing Portraits