Carolyn Porter | Blurb
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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Book Blurb: Glenn Kurtz

Marcel’s Letters deftly portrays how a curiosity can grow into a search, and the search into an obsession. Carolyn’s story bursts with the excitement of discovery and culminates with the indescribable honor of returning fragments of a forgotten history to the people they were meant for.

 

– Glenn Kurtz, author of Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film

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Book Blurb: Kenneth Mouré

Fascinated by the handwriting, Carolyn Porter’s chance purchase of a few letters led her to a remarkable adventure in font design, research to understand the wartime separation of a father from his wife and children, and a quest to uncover Marcel’s fate in the Second World War and that of his family. Marcel's Letters tells a compelling story of romance, perseverance, and discovery.

 

– Professor Kenneth Mouré, historian of modern France, University of Alberta

 

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Book Blurb: Cathryn J. Prince

In Marcel's Letters Carolyn Porter has plucked a powerful story from the recesses of history. After purchasing a trove of letters because of their elegant script, Porter embarked on a quest to solve the mystery of their authorship and in so doing embarks on a historical awakening of her own.

 

– Cathryn J. Prince, author of American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World’s First Celebrity Travel Writer

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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

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