P22 Marcel font family


Designed by Carolyn Porter in 2014
The font Marcel is named in honor of Marcel Heuzé, a Frenchman who was conscripted into labor during World War II. During the months Marcel was in Germany, he wrote letters to his beloved wife and daughters back home in rural France. Marcel’s letters contain rare first-person testimony of day-to-day survival within a labor camp, along with the most beautiful expressions of love imaginable. The letters — stained and scarred with censor marks — were the original source documents used by designer Carolyn Porter to create a script font that retains the expressive character of Marcel Heuzé’s original handwriting. 
The result of years of research and design work, P22 Marcel Script features more than 1300 glyphs. The font is a highly readable running script that includes textural details that capture the look of ink on paper. The font Marcel Caps is a hand-lettered titling face intended as a companion to the Script. Marcel EuroPost One and Two each feature more than 200 postmarks, cancellation and censor marks, and other embellishments found on historical letters and documents.
Marcel has been awarded in 2014 a "Certificate of Excellence in Typeface Design," by judges of the annual Type Directors Club competition.

P22 Marcel

P22 Marcel
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Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.















Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: P22Marcel-Euro-Post-Two.otf
Windows menu name: P22 Marcel Euro Post Two
PostScript name: P22MarcelEuroPostTwo
PostScript full name: P22 Marcel Euro Post Two
Catalog number:
167444767
Characters:
211