Dominion was based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon, and named after an edgy 1980s goth-rock song by the Sisters of Mercy.
Dominion’s severely geometric shapes are a strange cross between early Bauhaus minimalism and later sharp square faces used for instance in Soviet propaganda posters. While maintaining the strong confidence of the main font, the italic gives off a strong hint of a race car decal appearance.
Both styles of Dominion contain an extensive character set that includes support for Central and Eastern European languages, Turkish, Baltic, Celtic, Maltese and Esperanto. A few alternate characters are also included in the character map.