Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.

LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

A graphic designer’s search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man’s fate during WWII.

During the depths of World War II, Frenchman Marcel Heuzé mailed letters to his wife and three young daughters from a labor camp in Berlin. His beautiful looping cursive carried tender words of love along with testimony about day-to-day survival inside the camp. Sixty years later, graphic designer and type designer Carolyn Porter found Marcel’s letters at an antique store in Stillwater, Minnesota, and began to transform his handwriting into a modern computer font.