Jacques Auriac Posters

Jacques Auriac


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.

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Bally poster c1981 designed by Jacques Auriac

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Air Afrique Poster c1965

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Groupement de l’industrie chimque 1965 + 1966

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Syndicat national des graphistes publicitaires c1970

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Salon international de l’agriculture c1970

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Foire internationale de Bordeaux c1968

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Berliet c1964

 Jacques Auriac

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cards for Issy 2002

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Societe Generale c1970 Grand Prix de l’Affiche 1970

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Societe Generale c1971

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Loto c1983


In addition, Daily motion has a great video of an Auriac exhibtion from 2007. View it here (In French)

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These are fantastic! Dang.

WHOA…This is some good stuff! Some find AGAIN Dave!

markyehan |

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I’ve never heard of this guy, but wow!!

Chris Mulligan |

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Oh my gosh. These posters are great! I think I might have to look into getting a copy of the book. Thanks for the email!

Oh, the color schemes! I love it!

i cant imagine how grossly expensive that book would be though

I paid about $80 for it. I’m sure it can be found for cheaper then that.

these are beautiful! I love international typographic style, and these are massively inspirational! god that book must have been expensive though…

First – I love this blog. Great work. Cool stuff. It’s consistently interesting…not easy for a blogger. And I really like this designer’s work. Never heard of him – but super cool graphics.
Cerentha

does anyone know where to get reprints of any of his posters? specifically the air afriques? they look amazing.

Cerentha: Thanks for dropping by and for the kind words about grain edit.

Dwight: I don’t know of any reissues. I only know of people selling originals and that gets expensive quick.

FYI- I tracked this book down after reading your post back in March. It took a few months, but amazon.fr special ordered it from the publisher for me. Got it last week. Beautiful. Thanks for the tip!

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