Michael Doret

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Michael Doret
New York City, New York, United States
EducationThe Cooper Union
AwardsEight-time winner of the New York Art Directors Club Silver Award

Michael Doret is a designer, lettering artist, and illustrator based in Los Angeles, California. He has created logos, album covers, magazine covers, and art for various brands in media, advertising, and sports, including Wreck-It Ralph,[1] the New York Knicks, MLB, TIME,[2] Playboy, Wired,[3] TV Guide, Kiss, Capitol Records, Columbia Records, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Universal Studios.[4] He also designed American Eagle postage[5] for the United States Postal Service.

Biographical info[edit]

Doret grew up in Brooklyn, NY near Coney Island and is a graduate of the Cooper Union in New York City. He began his work by opening a small design studio in New York[6] and eventually moved to Los Angeles where he lives with his wife. Along with his design studio, Doret owns AlphabetSoup Type Founders[7] which distributes his original font designs through Font Bros.,[8] Fontshop,[9] MyFonts[10] and Veer.[11]

Cultural significance[edit]

Five TIME covers by Michael Doret are included in the permanent collection at The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.[12] Michael designed the logos for The Graphic Artists Guild,[6] the New York Knicks,[5] and many other notable institutions.[13] He has worked extensively within the music industry, including creating two album covers for Kiss: Rock and Roll Over[14] and Sonic Boom.[5]


Doret is an eight-time winner of the New York Art Directors Club Silver Award.[15] His 3D Bedlam Ballroom CD package designed for Squirrel Nut Zippers was nominated for a Grammy award for "Best Recording Package" at the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002.[16] His font "Deliscript" was chosen by the Type Directors Club to receive the prestigious "Certificate of Excellence in Type Design" in the display fonts category for their TDC² 2010 Typeface Design Competition.[17] His serigraph for PowerStation was a Graphis Gold Award winner.[18]


  1. ^ "The Creative Chair". Archived from the original on 2013-04-12.
  2. ^ "Time Magazine Cover Archive".
  3. ^ "The Odd Couple: Michael Doret & Siggi Eggertsson". Typetheory.com. July 8, 2009.
  4. ^ "Michael Doret Interview". Lettercult.com. May 31, 2009.
  5. ^ a b c "Workbook.com Portfolio".
  6. ^ a b "Misterretro.com Profile".
  7. ^ "Metroscript". Printmag.com.
  8. ^ "Fontbros.com".
  9. ^ "Fontshop.com".
  10. ^ "Myfonts.com".
  11. ^ "Veer.com".
  12. ^ "Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Search Results".
  13. ^ "Jewzo.com".
  14. ^ "Michael Doret on the New KISS Cover". Kissonline.com. August 10, 2009. Archived from the original on January 2, 2010.
  15. ^ "Michael Doret Designs ArtDaily's Season Grettings". ArtDaily.org. December 17, 2004.
  16. ^ "Complete List of Grammy Nominees". CBSnews.com. January 4, 2002.
  17. ^ "TDC 2010 Winners". Type Director's Club. Archived from the original on 2012-09-23.
  18. ^ "Identifont - Michael Doret".

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