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In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, the story of Frenchman Marcel Heuzé was highlighted on KARE 11 in Minneapolis on Mon., Feb. 12 during the 4 p.m. newscast.
Marcel was a French civilian forced laborer imprisoned in a German labor camp during World War II. During his time making Panther tanks at a Daimler plant in Berlin, he lovingly wrote letters home to his wife and daughters in France. The letters contain gentle words of fatherly advice to his young daughters, and beautiful expressions of love to his wife. He ended the letters to his wife with lines such as, “your big guy who only dreams of you,” or “for you, my little treasure, your big guy who loves you more than ever sends you his most tender kisses.”
Fast forward nearly sixty years. Marcel’s original letters were for sale in an antique shop in Stillwater, Minn. where they were discovered by graphic designer and type designer Carolyn Porter. Porter used the handwritten letters as inspiration for a font she designed called P22 Marcel Script. Out of curiosity, Porter had the letters translated from French, a language she does not speak, to English, which is when she learned they had been mailed from a labor camp.
Unable to let her discovery—or her curiosity—rest, Porter went to great lengths to track down answers to the mysteries of Marcel’s life. Her journey is detailed in the book, Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate, recently named one of the 35 Best Books of 2017 by Writer’s Bone.
Porter has a number of upcoming public events in the Twin Cities. Learn more at www.carolyn-porter.com.