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George Auriol

Indices : Designers : George Auriol

George Auriol, 1863-1938, is the pseudonym of Jean-George Huyot. He was an Art Nouveau artist and designer, one of a group who frequented the Chat Noir or Black Cat Cafe in the Montmartre district of Paris. He came to Paris in 1883 to be a writer and some of his essays were published in Chat Noir. Eugéne Grasset introduced him to typography and book design which led to his designing Les Trente-six Vues de la Tour Eiffel in 1902. He worked as an illustrator, writer, and printmaker as well as a type designer. He is best known for his Auriol face designed for Deberny Peignot. The letter forms are stencil like and have very organic shapes which can be seen as flowers, plants, or bones.