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Marcel's letters : a font and the search for one man's fate

Author: Carolyn Porter; Marcel Heuzé
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A graphic designer's search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man's fate during World War II. Seeking inspiration for a new font design in an antique store in small-town Stillwater, Minnesota, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across a bundle of letters and was immediately drawn to their beautifully expressive pen-and-ink handwriting. She could not read the letters--they were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal correspondence
Personal narratives
Correspondence
Biography
Personal narratives, French
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Porter, Carolyn.
Marcel's letters.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2017
(DLC) 2017013792
Named Person: Marcel Heuzé; Carolyn Porter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Porter; Marcel Heuzé
ISBN: 9781510719330 1510719334
OCLC Number: 978294823
Description: 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: White Bear Lake, Minnesota : July 2011 --
Letter No. 1: Marienfelde, Germany : March 21 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : August 2011 --
Letter No. 2: Marienfelde, Germany : Sunday the 12th --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : September 2011 --
Wisconsin, Texas, Minnesota : 1980 to 2011 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : October 2011 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : January 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : January 2012 --
Letter No. 3: Marienfelde, Germany : November 3 (1943) --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : February 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : Late February 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : Mid-March 2012 --
Letters No. 4 and 5: Marienfelde, Germany : February 1, 1943 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : Late March 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : April 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota: April 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : Late April 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : May 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : May 21, 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : Late May 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : May 25, 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : June 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : June 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : Late July 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : August 2012 --
Milwaukee, Wisconsin : August 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : Late August 2012 --
Letter No. 6: Marienfelde, Germany : January 17, 1943 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : Late August 2012 --
Letters No. 7, 8, 9: Marienfelde, Germany : January 18, 1943 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : Late August 2012 --
Letters No. 10, 11, 12: Marienfelde, Germany : August 8 (1943) --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : September 2012 --
Letter No. 13: Marienfelde, Germany : September 10 (1943) --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : September 2012 --
Letter No. 14: Paris, France : Wednesday, Noon --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : September 2012 --
Letter No. 15: Marienfelde, Germany : October 21 (1943) --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : September 2012 --
Letters No. 16, 17: Marienfelde, Germany : May 8, 1944 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : September 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : Early October 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : October 2012 --
Paris, France : October 2012 --
Le Plessis-Robinson, France: October 27, 2012 --
Villemomble, France : October 28, 2012 --
Bercheres-La-Maingot, France : October 29, 2012 --
White Bear Lake, Minnesota : January 30, 2014.
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