Georges Auriol (1863-1938)
Born Jean Georges Huyot in France, he was an illustrator, poet, writer, and prolific designer. His graphic design exemplifies the art nouveau style of the turn of the 19th century. He was on the staff of the literary journal Le chat noir and was part of an artistic scene that included Toulouse -Lautrec.
He spent only three years as a type designer but the result was the typeface Auriol. Auriol was the basis for the lettering used for the art nouveau signs at the entrance to the Paris Metro. He once designed a monogram for Fry's Chocolate.