Born in Brooklyn, NY, Michael Doret grew up near Coney Island, whose pervasive influence on his young, malleable brain manifested itself in his work as an adult. The explosions of color, the boldness of his letterforms and the dynamic iconography of Michael’s art are a direct result of those influences that surrounded him as kid, and which eventually worked their way into his subconscious. His signature style blends elements of lettering, illustration, and graphic design into a unique genre-bending, hybrid art form. A few of his more notable pieces would include the five published overs he created for TIME magazine, the two album covers he designed for KISS, his logo for the NY Knicks, and recently his “Summer Harvest” postage stamps for the US Postal Service. His work has been seen in movies, on posters, in books, and on games and products. Michael recently expanded his body of work to include font designs with the creation of his digital type foundry, Alphabet Soup. Currently he runs his studio out of Hollywood, CA, sharing it with his wife, illustrator Laura Smith.