Jacques Auriac Posters
So, I’m hanging out my with friend and fellow book nerd Sean Flores a while ago and he’s breaks out these incredible posters designed for Bally in the 1980s. My jaw drops! He tells me they were created by French designer Jacques Auriac. Who the heck is Jacques Auriac? I’m thinking. Then Sean mentions that a Paris based publisher produced a catalog of his work. Ahh crap!! just what I need, another expensive import book to track down. A year later and a trip to Tokyo I finally got my hands on this thing.
It’s a beautiful book filled with full color reproductions of Auriac’s poster work from the 1950s up till when he died in 2003. He was a profilic designer/ illustrator and produced posters for a broad range of clients includng Middle East Airlines, Air Afrique, Gitanes and Bally. His earlier work reminds slightly of Raymond Savignac, Herve Morvan and Jacques Nathan Garamond.
You might be able to order a copy this book directly though the publisher if it’s not already out of print.
Bally poster c1981 designed by Jacques Auriac
Air Afrique Poster c1965
Groupement de l’industrie chimque 1965 + 1966
Syndicat national des graphistes publicitaires c1970
Salon international de l’agriculture c1970
Foire internationale de Bordeaux c1968
cards for Issy 2002
Societe Generale c1970 Grand Prix de l’Affiche 1970
Societe Generale c1971
In addition, Daily motion has a great video of an Auriac exhibtion from 2007. View it here (In French)
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