2019 Fox Cities Book Festival: October 7th - October 13th

Carolyn Porter


Carolyn Porter is a graphic designer and self-professed typography geek who designed the font P22 Marcel Script, which is based on the handwriting of World War II French forced laborer Marcel Heuzé. Released in 2014, this connected cursive script font has garnered four international honors, including the Certificate for Typographic Excellence from the New York Type Director’s Club, typeface competitions by Communication Arts and Print magazines, and was a selection for the 2015 Project Passion exhibition. Her book, “Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate” recounts her obsessive quest to piece together answers about the fate of Marcel Heuzé. “Marcel’s Letters” was awarded a 2018 IPPY gold medal for Best First Book-Nonfiction and was a 2018 Minnesota Book Award finalist for Memoir & Creative Nonfiction. Carolyn was born and raised in southern Wisconsin and now lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.