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 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. 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.
- 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, Tigré and Noir styles. Robur Noir was digitized and extended by Patrick Griffin and Kevin King at Canada Type in 2010. Castcraft versions include OPTI Cheers Five (Robur Fancy) and OPTI Dutch Oldstyle (Le Robur Noir).
- Many art nouveau style ornaments, lettrines, monograms, borders and vignettes such as the Vignettes Sylvie.
Linotype page. Web site dedicated to Auriol by Jean-Christophe Loubet del Bayle. Pic. FontShop link.
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