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Photo(s) by “Yvette Gauthier”. Imported from Flickr on Nov 16, 2015.
    Fayencerie
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Yvette Gauthier and tagged with “arnoldboecklin”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    This old Art Nouveau boutique from 1905 is on 43 avenue du Général de Gaulle in Nevers, Burgundy. Architect: Georges-Théodore Renaud. Ceramics by Alexandre Bigot.

    The typeface is hardly authentic. Although the period is right — Arnold Böcklin was first released in 1904 — it is out of the question that the lettering for a shop front would have been modeled directly after a printing typeface at that time. Arnold Böcklin nowadays is easily the most ubiquitous Art Nouveau typeface, and should better be avoided for that reason alone.

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