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George Auriol

French lettering artist and type designer, b. Beauvais, 1863, d. Paris, 1938. His real name was Jean-Georges Huyot. He was an illustrator, and started his career at the famous Chat Noir as editorial secretary in 1885. He published his typefaces at Fonderie Gustave Peignot&fils: Auriol (1901-1904, the ultimate art nouveau face), Auriol Champlevé (1904), Auriol Labeur (1904), Clair de Lune (1904-1911), Françaises (1902; also called Française Légè, a precursor of Auriol), Robur (1904-1911; in Pâle and Noir styles). [Robur Noir was digitized and extended by Patrick Griffin and Kevin King at Canada Type in 2010.] He also made many art nouveau style ornaments, lettrines, monograms, borders and vignettes such as the Vignettes Sylvie. Auriol was the basis for the lettering used by Hector Guimard for the entrance signs to the Paris Metro. It is the signature typeface of the entire art nouveau movement. Auriol was re-released by Deberny&Peignot in 1979 with a new bold face, designed by Matthew Carter [specimen: i, ii, iii, iv]. It has been cloned tens of times, notably by Bitstream as Freeform 721, and by Linotype (Carter's family, which includes Auriol Flowers and Auriol Vignette Styles) and Monotype as Auriol. Free clones include Krondor. In 2014, Ivan Louette set out to improve Auriol to stay truer to the original, and created the beautiful free font Blobby Georg Gras. In 2015, that font was renamed George A Rebours. Linotype page. Web site dedicated to Auriol by Jean-Christophe Loubet del Bayle. Pic. FontShop link.

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file name: Mathew Carter Linotype Auriol 1979


file name: Mathew Carter Linotype Auriol 1979b


file name: Matthew Carter Linotype Auriol 1979 after Georges Auriol 1991


file name: Matthew Carter Linotype Auriol 1979 after Georges Auriol 1991b


file name: Georges Auriol Auriol Manuscrit par Eugene Parmentier


file name: Georges Auriol Robur G Peignot1912


file name: G Auriol at Peignot Francaise Legere


file name: Georges Auriol Auriol Linotype


file name: Georges Auriol Auriol Champleve


file name: Georges Auriol Auriol Flowers Two Linotype


file name: Georges Auriol Auriol Flowrs One Linotype


file name: Georges Auriol Auriol Labeur


file name: Ivan Louette Blobby Georg Gras 2014


file name: Ivan Louette Blobby Georg Gras 2014b


file name: Ivan Louette George A Rebours 2015


file name: Georges Auriol Cadre Art Francais3


file name: Georges Auriol Cadre Art Francais4


file name: Georges Auriol Clair De Lune


file name: Georges Auriol Decor1 2


file name: Georges Auriol Decor3 4


file name: Georges Auriol Decor8


file name: Georges Auriol Decor9


file name: Georges Auriol Filets


file name: Georges Auriol Fonderie Peignot


file name: Georges Auriol Fonderie Peignot


file name: Georges Auriol Francaise Allongee


file name: Georges Auriol Francaise Legere Precurseur de Auriol


file name: Georges Auriol Illustrateur1927


file name: Georges Auriol Lettrines


file name: Georges Auriol Monogrammes


file name: Georges Auriol Ornament


file name: Georges Auriol Ornament2


file name: Georges Auriol Robur Noir


file name: Georges Auriol Robur Pale


file name: Georges Auriol Secretaire De Redaction du Chat Noir 1885 Reduced Colr


file name: Georges Auriol Secretaire De Redaction du Chat Noir 1885


file name: Georges Auriol Vignette Sylvie


file name: Georges Auriol Vignettes


file name: Canada Type Robur 2010







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