Buffalo, New York – A Detective Story, A Love Story, A Font. P22 Type Foundry proudly announces P22 Marcel, a brand new script typeface from P22 in the tradition of the P22 Cezanne and P22 Dearest typefaces. P22 Marcel is available as a basic font or as a Pro font with over 1300 characters packed with OpenType features. Marcel was also just chosen as one of the distinguished faces awarded a prize in the current Type Directors Club competition.
The font Marcel is named in honor of Marcel Heuze, 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 Heuze’s original handwriting. Carolyn spent years on the design and took the project even further by translating the letters she found and eventually contacting the family.
Along with the main Marcel typeface, there are two fonts featuring historical post marks and inspector marks, plus a roman titling font designed to accompany the script.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this new script font set has a timeless elegance and casual grace to work for all projects where a fresh script is needed. Introductory sale pricing is available through February 28, 2014.
A book is currently in development which will tell the story of the design of this font as well as Carolyn’s remarkable and exhaustive search to learn the fate of Marcel Heuze. The book is being published with the approval of the Heuze family.
P22 Type Foundry is an independent design house that creates computer typefaces inspired by art and history. The company is renowned for its work with museums and foundations such as the Guggenheim, the London Transport Museum, The Philadelphia Art Museum of Art and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to ensure the development of accurate historical typefaces that are fully relevant for today’s computer user. P22′s attention to historical accuracy, along with acknowledgment of the source material, has made it a go-to source for iconic and important fonts. P22 is currently comprised of 4 distinct collections, each with a unique typographical focus. Copyright (C) 2014 P22 Type Foundry. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.