ABOUT THIS ARTIST
Michael Doret, Graphic Design/Letterforms Artist
A graduate of the Cooper Union, Michael opened his design studio first in New York City and later in Hollywood. An eight time winner of the New York Art Directors Club Silver Award, Michael is a specialist in logos and letterforms. His unique typographic vision blends elements of lettering, illustration and graphic design. The inspirations for his work come primarily from his early years growing up near the bright lights, signage and brilliant colors of Brooklyn's Coney Island, and later from such diverse sources as matchbook covers, theater marquees, enamel signs, and early to mid-20th century packaging and ephemera.
In addition to designing many memorable covers for TIME Magazine, Michael has designed album covers—from Rock and Roll Over for KISS to his Grammy Award nominated design for the Squirrel Nut Zippers—and has created many familiar works including the logo for the NY Knicks, the Summer Harvest stamps for the USPS, the title treatment for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, and the classic poster for Simon and Garfunkel’s Concert in Central Park.
In the early 2000s he branched out into the realm of font design by opening his digital foundry Alphabet Soup Type Founders, and to date has released ten unique font designs.