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Maximilien Vox

Maximilien Vox (real name: Samuel William Théodore Monod) was a French writer, cartoonist, illustrator, publisher, journalist, critic art theorist and historian of the French letter and typography.He was born on 16 December 1894 in Condé-sur-Noireau in Calvados, where his father was a minister, and educated at the Corneille school in Rouen.

In 1914 he published his humorous cartoons in L'Humanité, Floréal and La Guerre Sociale and became editor of Le Mot, the review produced by Paul Iribe. Most of his cartoons were signed Sam Monod or Esmono. Monod adopted a number of aliases before settling on Maximilien Vox. After getting married he went to Paris to learn typography, and in 1926 was awarded the Prix Blumenthal, worth 20,000 Francs, for a series of 24 book covers.

During the Second World War he worked as a department head for the Ministry of Information, whilst at the same time continuing his editorial activities. In 1942 he founded The Union Bibliophile de France, which published artworks.

After the war he concentrated on typography and created in 1949 the professional magazine Characters, which he edited until 1964. He created the VOX-ATypI classification of type characters.In 1952 he moved to Lurs to live in a house he called Monodière and founded Rencontres internationales de Lure. He died there on 18 December 1974 and was buried in Lurs. He had married Eliane Poulain in 1917 and had five sons.

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Some of their strengths

Maximilien Vox has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Intelligent, Intuitive, Adventurous, Energetic, Imaginative, and Bold.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Maximilien Vox is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Maximilien Vox well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Courteous and Easygoing

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Maximilien Vox as someone who is polite, modest, and diplomatic.

A person who tends to be socially popular, who loves intellectual or creative activities, who has a talent for communicating with and understanding the needs of others, and who seems to have a knack for getting recognized for their efforts.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Maximilien Vox is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Maximilien Vox tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Maximilien Vox's challenges

While Maximilien Vox has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Maximilien Vox can be Impulsive, Careless, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Complicated, Brusque, and Indecisive.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Maximilien Vox's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Maximilien Vox must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Indecisive and Materialistic

Maximilien Vox is someone who can be indecisive, indulgent, and materialistic, who can have difficulty focusing on a single career or profession, have difficulty following orders or respecting authority, and who can suffer from "analysis paralysis".

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Maximilien Vox also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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