Large letter "M" from font P22 Marcel Script, designed by Carolyn Porter

Marcel Script

Image of P22 Marcel Script showing a sample of alternative glyphs, designed by Carolyn Porter.

After finding WWII-era letters at an antique store near her home in Minnesota, Carolyn designed a connected cursive script font based on the beautiful handwriting. The letters had been written by a Frenchman named Marcel Heuzé and mailed from a labor camp in Berlin — but Carolyn didn’t know that when she began converting Marcel’s handwriting into a modern computer font.

P22 Marcel™ Script Pro — which is named in Marcel’s honor — includes more than 1,300 individual glyphs. Each glyph includes textural details that retain the expressive character of Marcel’s original writing. To see images of the font in use on book covers, in magazines and on merchandise, or to learn more about Marcel Heuzé and the book Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate, visit Carolyn’s personal website. You can also watch Carolyn’s TEDx Mahtomedi talk: The Unexpected Journey of a Passion Project.

Marcel Script Pro was released in 2014 by P22 Type Foundry, and is now distributed as P22 Marcel Script (Pro and Regular versions) by The Type Founders. It is available via Adobe Fonts and through distributors such as

Certificate of Typographic Excellence, Type Director’s Club
Typeface Design Winner, Communication Arts magazine
Typeface Design Winner, Print magazine
Selection, international Project Passion exhibition
Winner, AIGA-Minnesota annual design competition

Click to see Carolyn’s next font in development.