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Ray Barber

Ray Barber created the iconic logo for Saturday Night Fever. He taught typographic design at Pratt in New York for over 30 years. With Don Munson, former director at Ballentine Books, he created MGB Patrician (1980, Letraset). The letters MGB refer to Don Munson, Lynda Graham-Barber and Ray Barber (Lynda's husband). 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 wrote: 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.

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