Dorsa Font
Font Name:Dorsa
Developer:Santiago Orozco
Category:Basic > Sans Serif
Glyphs:161 glyphs / 209 characters
License:SIL Open Font License
Downloads:24 total (0 this week)
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I always been attracted to condensed typefaces, and one of the first I came across was Empire, designed by Morris Benton Fuller for ATF in 1937. I first spotted it in an architecture book at my college's library while doing homework.

Dorsa is a modern interpretation of Empire with some personal details. When I start sketching I knew it would be a little less condensed than the original Empire because I wanted it to be used for use in titles, and combined with positive letter spacing it gives an elegant look to text. Although the original hasn't got a lowercase, I studied a lot of skyline typefaces and drew a fully original lowercase.

I started with lowercase “o”, which isn't completely geometric, it is expanded to the outside, keeping the same whitespace through all weights. And this repeats all over the typeface, because the construction of all the characters was modular, based on that “o”; the “f” is designed to not meet any of the diacritics; and uppercase “A” has a traditional form, because I think this is more legible.

Dorsa Font Character Map

Dorsa font contains 209 defined characters and 161 unique glyphs. The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (94), Latin Extended-A (3), Spacing Modifier Letters (3), Greek and Coptic (1), General Punctuation (12), Currency Symbols (1), Letterlike Symbols (1).


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Font Info

Dorsa is a basic, sans-serif font designed by Santiago Orozco. The font is licensed under SIL Open Font License. The font is free for both personel and commercial usages, modification and distribution. In doubt please refer to the readme file in the font package or contact the designer directly from

The font is also available as a webfont at Google Fonts.

The zip archive contains the following files:

  • › OFL.txt
  • › Dorsa-Regular.ttf
License Type: SIL Open Font LicenseDownload
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