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The French Chocolate Factory Stencil - Chocolaterie


Design Story:

Chocolat, literally chocolate, was the stage name of Rafael Padilla, a clown who performed in a Paris circus around the turn of the 20th century. He was of Afro-Cuban descent and was one of the earliest successful black entertainers in modern France. The term Chocolat was used to refer to his chocolate colored skin tone, as well as the performances.