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Don Munson

Ex-art director at Ballentine Books. Creator of MGB Patrician (1980, Letraset). Digital revivals or remakes include Verve (Dieter Steffmann), Mazama Plain (Harris Type), Aegina (Brendel Informatik GmbH), and Protea (Castcraft/Opti),

In the MyFonts forum of 2005, J-Louise Heron writes: Don Munson, former Art Director of Ballantine Books, NYC---designed MGB Patrician. (The initials I believe were for him, his wife and partner, the Patrician for his daughter) At first it was a typositor exclusive at Haber. They would bill out 2 dollars a letter for each letter they set. Eventually, it was turned over to Letraset and made a rub-on transfer---with those great alternative "S"s... Mr. Munson left his job, Haber's shop moved into Image's shop, and old man Haber, left the office one night, took 4 steps outside the door, had a heart attack, and was found dead on the floor later that night. Lynda Graham-Barber informed us that MGB Patrician was co-designed by Ray Barber, her late husband, and Don Munson. The letters MGB refer to Don Munson, Lynda Graham and Ray Barber.

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