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Michael Doret grew up in Brooklyn, NY near Coney Island—the influence of which is permanently etched in his work. He graduated from Cooper Union, and went on to start his own design studio in New York. If you've seen his logo for the NY Knicks, album covers for the rock group KISS, his work for Disney or one of his many Time covers, then you're familiar with the power and dynamism he has brought to the art of hand-lettering and graphic design.
Recently he expanded the base of his work to include font design by opening Alphabet Soup, his digital type foundry. Currently he has completed ten unique font designs, and expects to add more soon.
Michael is an eight time recipient of the NY Art Director's Club Silver Award, and has exhibited work in all the major industry shows and annuals. His "Bedlam Ballroom" CD packaging project for the "Squirrel Nut Zippers" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Recording Package at the 44th Annual GRAMMY Awards. His fonts have recently won accolades from the Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, and Applied Arts Magazines.
He currently runs his studio out of Hollywood, CA, sharing it with wife, illustrator Laura Smith.
Michael Doret – Case Study 1 – 'Bedlam Ballroom'
This is an excerpt from the book 'Illustrator Illuminated' outlining the steps taken in the creation of the CD cover 'Bedlam Ballroom' for the band 'Squirrel Nut Zippers'.