Georges Auriol

Georges Auriol (real name: Jean Georges Huyot) – born 1863 in Beauvais, France, died 1938 in Paris, France – type designer, graphic artist, painter, author.

1883: joins the editorial staff of the magazine "Chat Noir", the literary organ of the cabaret of the same name in Paris. 1900: Auriol designs several alphabets at the request of Georges Peignot, director of the type foundry Peignot & Sons. Friends with Th.-A. Steinlen and H. de Toulouse Lautrec.

Fonts: Auriol® (1901–1904), La Française, Champlève, Le clair de lune, Le Robur.

* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH.

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