Doretypo Font


Doretypo was born accidentally, during the design of a poster for a jazz festival in Rome. Rosario Nocera, the font designer, was going to realize a typesetting, but he could not find the right character and decided to draw the letters he needed, starting from the first letter of the headline, capital ‘M’. He was looking for a lettering able to evoke musical notes, where each letter could be linked to the following one, to the previous one, to the largest at the top and the smallest at the bottom. From this idea doretypo came to life gradually.

In the beginning there were a few medium capital letters with very few glyphs, but given the good results Rosario decided to decline in light and bold, integrating minuscule letters, for a whole of 374 glyphs.

Today doretypo OpenType is a family of fonts with three weights, 374 glyphs, supporting about 57 languages, ligatures standard, plus a new ‘NY’. Moreover, each glyph can be used individually to create textures and graphic symbols.





Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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