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. In the ‘70s his work revitalised the art of hand-lettering by expanding it into the areas of illustration and graphic design. If you've seen his logo for the Knicks or one of his covers for Time magazine then you're familiar with the energy Michael brought to the art of hand-lettering. Recently he began releasing font designs under his foundry name ”Alphabet Soup”.