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Peter Dombrezian

Also called Peter Dom. American designer (b. 1899) of Dom Diagonal (1952, now at Bitstream) and the ugly fat finger brush style signage typeface Dom Casual (1950-1953 at ATF, now available at Bitstream, URW and elsewhere). The latter font was imitated or revived in Dominican (Fontbank), Jargon (SSi), Dom (2012, SoftMaker), Pedro Pro (2016, SoftMaker), Don Casual (Swfte), Dom or Dawn Castle (Corel) and Polka (Mecanorma). Jaspert et al surmise that Dom was based on Edwin W. Shaar's Flash, made in 1939 at Lanston Monotype.

Mac McGrew: Dom Casual is a very informal, contemporary design with a brush-lettered effect, produced by Pete Dom (Peter Dombrezian) for photolettering, and cut by ATF about 1952 at the instigation of Steve Watts. Its popularity prompted the design of Dom Diagonal, an italicized version, soon after, and Dom Bold in 1953. There are several unusual ligatures, but no f-ligatures except as shown. Compare Flash, Trend, Balloon.

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file name: Soft Maker Pedro Pro 2016


file name: Peter Dombrezian Dom Casual 1952







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