The letters had been written by a Frenchman named Marcel Heuzé and mailed from a Nazi labor camp in Berlin — but Carolyn didn’t know that when she began converting the handwriting into a modern computer font. During the months Marcel was forced to work in Germany, he mailed those letters to his beloved wife and daughters back home in rural France. The pages are filled with beautiful expressions of love along with testimony of survival inside the labor camp.
The font — which is named in Marcel’s honor — includes textural details that retain the expressive character of Marcel’s original script handwriting and is distributed by the P22 Type Foundry.
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 or watch Carolyn’s TEDxMahtomedi talk: The Unexpected Journey of a Passion Project.
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